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Trocano carbon offset project unveils new sports center in Borba

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. 
Trocano carbon offset project beekeeping training building bee houses

Training Brazilian communities on the art of beekeeping

The Trocano Araretama Project is one of the projects that was supported by our carbon offset portfolio this past quarter. As part of its efforts to conserve an area of the Amazon rainforest, this project is providing education and benefits to local communities in the Brazilian municipality of Borba. 

Through the project, two beekeeping courses were recently held for 62 local residents from the Axinim, São José, Purizinho, Piquiá and Caiçara communities. During the training, participants learned about stingless bee breeding and care, known as meliponiculture, and visited an apiary where more than 60 breeds of stingless bees are bred. Here they got hands-on experience building bee breeding boxes, handling the bees, and extracting honey from the hives.