A new community sports center opens in Borba, Brazil
The Trocano Araretama Project is one of the projects that was supported by our carbon offset portfolio this past quarter. As part of its approach to protect part of the Amazon rainforest in the Brazilian municipality of Borba, the project is incentivizing local communities to conserve the forest by providing social and cultural benefits.
In September, one of these co-benefits was realized as a new sports center opened its doors to residents of Borba. After years of planning, the center was finally realized thanks to the partnership with the Trocano Araretama project. The center promotes health and wellness by providing a free, dedicated space for locals to practice popular sports such as futsal, boxing, and jiu-jitsu.
To celebrate the opening of the new training facility, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held and various sports were demonstrated. Many community members attended the event and were involved in its preparation, from painting and decorating the venue to supporting publicity and media coverage.
By bringing people together, the communal facility also provides an additional communications channel for raising awareness about the Trocano Araretama project and the importance of forest conservation. People who visit the center will be encouraged to get involved with the project and learn about the actions they can take to protect the forest.
Click here to learn more about the Trocano Araretama project and how it is catalyzing forest conservation and community development in the Brazilian Amazon through the support of carbon offsets.