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Office of Sustainability at Rio +20

+20 Gathered hundreds of heads of state with the ambitious goal of defining a common agenda that finally put the world on course development. Besides the official conference, thousands of events and movements occurred simultaneously.

As part of this synergy of movement, Gaia Home, erected by funding collaborative organized by Land and Amogaia Una, and was compounded difunfir ideas, experiences and solutions for a sustainable world. It was the place of communion between Gaia Education, Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and Movement Transition Towns Brazil.

The Office of Sustainability also attended this celebration of diversity, representing the first official Transition Movement of Brazil (Serra in Transition – Espirito Santo / Brasilândia Transition / Transition Granja-São Paulo). In the words of Isabela Menezes, articulating the national grid, “was the time to personally meet those who are making the transition by Brazil, and so strengthen the network and the Movement.”

This time was even more remarkable by the event of the 1st National Meeting of the Transition Towns Movement, on 19 June, brought together representatives of all the movements of Brazil, with a map and the national network of transition.

All shared what is being done to transform their lives and where they reside, also May East addressed issues critical to the continuation of the movement, and launched the “Animal Transition” making an analogy between the four legs that holds the animal and the four pillars that sustains the movement: Group formation, Communication, Partnerships and Networks and Practical Projects. It was a time of celebration, new proposals and commitments for the energy generated there and ties generate good results for the future.

In addition to participating in more than special People’s Summit, the Office of Sustainability, represented by Monica Picavea and Isabella Menezes, accompanied by Zaida Amaral Matos and Thaisa, spoke at the United Nations Conference Journal on Sustainable Development, talking even more about Transition Towns and presenting cases of Brasilândia Granja Viana, Rio de Janeiro.
As an example, the People’s Summit all the time it was possible to find manifestations of various themes, artistic presentations, many ethnicities and cultures from all over the planet. A true global meeting of civil society, for a world that is socially just, ecologically sound and economically healthy, according to many, is the spot where it leaves the effective measures of sustainable transformations of the planet.

The Office of Sustainability also attended this celebration of diversity, representing the first official Transition Brazil, Serra Transition in Espirito Santo, and also Brasilândia Transition and Transition Granja, in São Paulo. In the words of Isabela Menezes, articulating the national grid, “was the time to personally meet those who are making the transition by Brazil, and so strengthen the network and the Movement.”

This time was even more remarkable by the event of the 1st National Meeting of the Transition Towns Movement, on 19 June, brought together representatives of all the movements of Brazil, with a map and the national network of transition.

All shared what is being done to transform their lives and where they reside, also May East addressed issues critical to the continuation of the movement, and launched the “Animal Transition” making an analogy between the four legs that holds the animal and the four pillars that sustains the movement: Group formation, Communication, Partnerships and Networks and Practical Projects. It was a time of celebration, new proposals and commitments for the energy generated there and ties generate good results for the future.

In addition to participating in more than special People’s Summit, the Office of Sustainability, represented by Monica Picavea and Isabella Menezes, accompanied by Zaida Amaral Matos and Thaisa, spoke at the United Nations Conference Journal on Sustainable Development, talking even more about Transition Towns and presenting cases of Brasilândia Granja Viana, Rio de Janeiro.

Amid such dense schedule, Isabela and Monica were also invited to talk about the Transition Towns movement in Radio People’s Summit, however, with a bossy attitude, the Radio was accused of being closed behaving erratically. Defending the right to free communication and information, Monica and Isabella attended the demonstration and were part of the cordon protest and demanded the freedom of expression.

There were many experiences and emotions in this special event for the transformation of the planet. Surely closes participation in the knowledge that we are on the path of transformation, and were happy to know that we are not alone in this endeavor, there are already many toward a sustainable world. Follow!