Friday 15 October 2004 by terrazul


November: II Paulo Freire Week, Museum of Ceara, Fortaleza.

Between November 18th and 22nd, in the Museum of Ceara in Fortaleza, the II Paulo Freire Week took place. It was dedicated to the Human Rights. On November 22nd, Pedro Ivo participated in a discussion about Cultural Heritage, where he presented the experiences and activities of the Terrazul Institute.

October/November: Days of Continental Resistance against FTAA, Quito.

Between October 27th and November 1st in Quito, Ecuador, the Days of Continental Resistance against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) took place. Pedro Ivo, of the Terrazul Institute, held a speech about FTAA and the Environment, on October 28th. The event took place as a Parallel Summit to the Meeting of the Ministers of the Americas, organized in order to ratify the Program of Hemispheric Cooperation.

October: " A Sustainable World is Possible " with Leonardo Boff, Fortaleza.

On October 23rd, the Environmentalists Committee Lula and José Airton and the Youth Collective of the Partido dos Trabalhadores Fortaleza, organized an event with Leonardo Boff : "A Sustainable World is Possible". The event took place in the CEFET in Fortaleza.

October: I Women’s Meeting, Caucaia, Fortaleza.

Between October 19th and 20th, in Caucaia, Fortaleza, the I Women’s Meeting "Who are we? Sexuality, Ecology and Hip-Hop", promoted by the Street Culture Movement, the Cepema Foundation and the Terrazul Institute, took place. The educator Neusa Rocha Barbosa from the Terrazul Institute was responsible for a workshop of the meeting. Esther and Pedro Ivo, from the Terrazul Institute, were also present at the event.

September/October: Assessment of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Fortaleza.

On September 13th, Pedro Ivo and Esther made an evaluation of the results of the WSSD in Radio Extra, Fortaleza. On the same day, they participated in a meeting about the WSSD in the Committee of João Alfredo, candidate for Federal Deputy of the Partido dos Trabalhadores. On September 25th, Esther hold a speech about the results of WSSD in the Instituto Hidroambiental Águas do Brasil (IHAB), invited by the Forum for Water and Environment/Pacto de Cooperação. On October 7th, Esther was invited to hold a speech about the experiences and results of the WSSD, in the subject of Environmental Education of the course of Pedagogy, University Sete de Setembro, in Fortaleza.

September/October: Political Campaign, Fortaleza

In order to support the candidate for Federal Deputy, João Alfredo, and the candidate for Governor of the State of Ceara, José Airton, both of the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT), the Environmentalists’ Committee was created. It organized several events during the electoral campaign. The Terrazul Institute participated in the creation of the Committee and was present at the organized events.

September: Launching of the Street Culture Movement CD, Fortaleza.

With the presence of DJ KL JAY from São Paulo, the Street Culture Movement organized a series of events. On September 17th the Movement promoted, in the Committee of the Partido dos Trabalhadores, a debate called "Automanagement, Cultural Production and Environment", with the Cepema Foundation and the Terrazul Institute represented by Fernando Avelino. On September 18th, the bands invited us to the launching of the Street Culture Movement CD: "Favela por Conta Própria", in the Boca Rica Theater. DJ KL JAY of Racionais MCS participated to the two days of workshops (DJ, graffiti).

August/September: World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Johannesburg.

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) took place between August 26th and September 4th, in Johannesburg/South Africa. Pedro Ivo and Esther, from the Terrazul Institute took place to the event, with the delegation of the Brazilian civil society, organized as Brazilian Forum of NGOs and Social Movements for Environment and Development. The activities of the civil society concentrated on the Global Peoples Forum, the parallel event organized by the international civil society. On August 29th, Pedro Ivo participated to a discussion about "Environmental Justice", which happened in the Liberty Theater in Sandton, Johannesburg. He also participated in a March organized by Social Movements Indaba from South Africa and La Via Campesina, on 31 August.

Read the Declaration of Social Movements INDABA and Via Campesina

Read the Declaration of Civil Society/Global Peoples Forum

August: "Conference Rio+10: Advances and Obstacles from the Point of View of the NGOs", Fortaleza.

Pedro Ivo participated, as a panelist, in a discussion about the Conference Rio+10: "Advances and Obstacles from the Point of View of the NGOs" and in the launching of the book "Rio+10=Johannesburg: Ways towards a Sustainable Development", together with the speaker Hélcio Marcelo de Souza, from the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (INESC). The event took place on August 19th, in the Castelo Branco Hall of the Federal University of Ceará and was promoted by the Konbrad Adenauer Foundation, the Federal University of Ceara and the Forum for Environment from the State of Ceara.

July: 1st State Encounter on Agroecology, Fortaleza.

The 1st State Encounter on Agroecology took place between the July 4th and 5th, in the Center for Agronomic Sciences, from the Federal University of Ceara. Pedro Ivo held a conference on FTAA, Environment and Familiar Agriculture.

June: National Campaign against the FTAA. Meeting of the 500. Fortaleza.

On July 15th and 16th, the Meeting of the 500 took place in the Federal University of Ceara, within the context of the National Campaign against the FTAA. Pedro Ivo, Eugênia and Esther participated in the meeting. Pedro Ivo held a conference about FTAA and Environment and participated, together with João Pedro Stedile of MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra) in the launching of the book "Soberania Sim, ALCA Não".

June: Week of the Environment, Fortaleza.

The Terrazul Institute participated to the Week for the Environment, which took place between June 3rd and 9th in Fortaleza; promoted by the Forum for Environment of the State of Ceara. For the Dossier of Environmental Crimes, the Terrazul Institute published a denunciation of the Center for Fares’ Project and Events on Praia de Iracema and of the Enterprise Alphaville in the Area of the Pacoti River’s Environmental Protection. Pedro Ivo coordinated a conference about the launching of the Network for Environmental Justice. The Terrazul Institute invited Jean-Pierre Leroy from FASE and from the Brazilian Forum of NGOs and Social Movements for Environment and Development to hold a conference in the Federal University of Ceara. On Saturday, the 8th of June, the Terrazul Institute mobilized several entities to participate in a demonstration in defense of the Pacoti River. The Week of the Environment closed with a commemoration on Praia de Iracema, with painting workshops for children, capoeira exhibition, hip hop, juggling and video exhibition.

An itinerant photo exhibition about environmental crimes in the state of Ceara followed all the events of the Week. The panels revealed the environmental problems on the coast, in the metropolitan area and in the interior of the State. The exhibition was completed with drawings made by pupils, in order to document the look of the young and adolescent people of the environmental problematic.

May/June: Visit of Alternatives, Fortaleza.

Between May 31st and June 1st, a team of the NGO Alternatives, composed by the President Pierre and Catherine, charged for projects in Latin America, visited the Terrazul Institute.

April: Public Audience: "The impacts of the thermoelectric on the environment and on human health", Fortaleza.

April: Launching of the book "Energy in Brazil. What for? For who?" of Célio Bermann, Fortaleza.

March: Alternative Activities of Civil Society during the Assembly of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), Fortaleza.

January: World Social Forum, Porto Alegre.


January: World Social Forum, Porto Alegre.

The director’s team of the Institute participated in the Forum that took place between January 25th and 30th, in Porto Alegre. Socorro and Patricia presented the project "Women, Production and the Environment" in the parallel Forum on Education, in the federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (URGS). Pedro Ivo held a conference in the Workshop on Ethic Consumption.


Campaign against Genetically Modified Organisms, Ceará.

The Institute participated with other institutions, in the movements against genetically modified food in the State of Ceara.

September: Launching of the book "Global Ethos: Minimal Consensus between the Human Beings" by Leonardo Boff, Fortaleza.

Conference on September 13th, in the Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura. Event promoted in a partnership with the Bookshop Livro Técnico.

August/September: International Conference - Work, Production and Consumption, Fortaleza.

August 31st until September 1st. The Terrazul Institute realized the Conference with the Federation of the Workers in Commerce of the State of Ceara - FETRACE.

June: Conference on Biodiversity and Genetic Manipulation, Marrete.

Between the 26th and 27th of June, in Mauriti. The Terrazul Institute supported the event promoted by CEPEMA Foundation. Socorro Gonçalves and Pedro Ivo, who held a conference, participated in the meeting.

April: Seminary on Urban Ecology and Shantytowns, Rio de Janeiro.

This event took place between the 1st and 2nd of April in the hill of Santa Marta - Rio de Janeiro, promoted by the Group ECO and by the Future Earth network (Sweden). The Terrazul Institute was present, with Patricia and Pedro Ivo.

April: Public Act of the Forum for Environment, Fortaleza.

This event took place the 30th of April on Praia de Iracema. Several environmental entities, trade unionists, and left-wing politicians protested against the possible burying of Praia de Iracema. The success of the demonstration served to motivate the environmentalists and further activities were planned to continue the struggle for the stoppage of the enterprise.


November: I Seminary on Ecologic Coffee Cultivation, Guaramiranga. November 9th to 11th. Guaramiranga - Ceará. The Terrazul Institute participated in the conference, where the problematic of organic coffee cultivation was discussed and where exchange of experiences between producers and research institutions were made.

November: Conference "Desertification and Sustainable Development", Fortaleza.

Between the 4th and 5th of November, the Conference "Desertification and Sustainable development" took place in the auditory of SEMACE, promoted by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer, the Terrazul Institute, CEPEMA Foundation and the Central of the Workers (CUT.) The objective of the event was the analysis of the global and the local situation of desertification and drought.

August: Communication Workshop, Campo Grande.

The Terrazul Institute participated in the event promoted by the WWF (World Wildlife Found) between the 15th and the 20th of August, in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul.

2nd Congress of Environmental Educationalists of Ceara, Fortaleza.

The Institute participated in the organization of the Congress, which had the general objective of discussing and proposing a framework for environmental education for the next millennium.

Struggles and Campaigns, Fortaleza.

· Against the burying of Praia de Iracema. · In defense of the Park in the 10º GAC. · Against the installation of a traffic school in the Park Adahil Barreto (Cocó.). · In defense of the Pacoti River.

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