The National Cerrado Day was established on September 11, 2003, as a means to celebrate the biome that includes 5% of the world's biodiversity. This year EAB chose to celebrate the day during the Sabado Legal event on September 3 through a simple tribute to this magnificent biome that welcomes us with open arms and offers us, even at the height of dryness, its beautiful Ipês, Jacarandás, and Sapucaias.
In addition to celebrating the cerrado, this event also recognized the service clubs and socio-environmental projects led by our students. Every local action has a global impact. We thank everyone who attended this Saturday and had the opportunity to get to know and contribute to our projects by making blankets, learning how to make paint with resins from the Cerrado with Sophia Arnz, or even adopting a furry friend with Projeto Quintal dos Bichos. We seek to encourage and strengthen ties with associations and projects that work directly in improving the quality of life for people and animals or that are beneficial to the environment.
During the event, our community members learned about the projects developed by our social service groups; made a total of 23 blankets that will be donated to Creche São Francisco in the satellite city, Estrutural; and our recyclables VDP (Voluntary Delivery Point) started to be renewed. By purchasing school uniforms through the Uniform Drive or delicious baked goods sold by our service clubs, you contributed to these groups' projects amounting to a grand total of R$4,134 that will be allocated to the institutions chosen by each service club.
By purchasing from the local producers who attended the event, you contributed directly to some of the 'guardians of the cerrado,' either by promoting producers associated with Slow Food Cerrado or the 44 associates of the Association of Meliponiculture of the Federal District. Flora Orgânicos, on the other hand, has an average of 30 associated producers. In addition to strengthening the local economy, local consumption reduces the gap between the producer and the final consumer, thus avoiding the pollution caused by displacement and ensuring fresher, healthier products. It also allowed community members to get to know the flavors of the cerrado by understanding its seasonality and the importance of all elements for this biome, such as native stingless bees.
Feel free to check out the event by watching the video above, and we look forward to seeing you at future events. Thank you for joining us on this quest to impact the world around us positively!