SUSTAINABLE CABIN

IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMMUNITARIAN VEGETABLE GARDEN, RAINWATER CAPTATION SYSTEM AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP IN THE COMMUNITY OF CABANA DO PAI TOMAS IN BELO HORIZONTE

  • Adalberto Teodoro dos Santos Faculdade Pitágoras
  • Beatriz Palhares Zschaber Faria Federal University Minas Gerais
  • Rodrigo Sant'Anna Amazonas Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
  • Rodrigo de Oliveira Carvalho UNA University Center
  • Sumaya Izar Cardoso dos Santos
Keywords: Communitarian vegetable garden, Rainwater capitation, Environmental education, Sustainable

Abstract

The Engineers Without Borders - Belo Horizonte is a non-profit organization that has been working since November 2015 promoting human development through engineering. The Cabana Support Group, which is concentrated in Cabana do Pai Tomas, in the western zone of BH, helps 190 children and young people in conditions of social vulnerability, providing various activities. Since 2016 the ESF-BH has been carrying out projects within this community. In order to continue the impact to the site, the Sustainable Cabana project was designed to make the idea of sustainability and development sustainable as children and residents of the community. The project of physical interaction and social action aims to promote the socio-educative of the young people and the children assisted by the Group. A rainwater collecting system was implemented, which helped to clean the space and the community vegetable garden was revitalized and environmental education actions were maintained for the children and young people who maintained the cultivation, promoting sustainable awareness as well as help in healthy eating for students. There were 210 people impacted directly. Once again, it was possible to verify a viability of replication the communitarian vegetable garden and rainwater reutilization system in places with similar realities. This is a great opportunity for future projects.

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Published
2019-12-11
Section
Artigos