MISSION

"Promote environmental awareness from an individual to a collective sphere, based on knowledge exchanges and collective participation; construct group concepts in a scientific and ethical way, using modern and appropriate teaching tools in order to form multipliers of environmental knowledge that will spread social and environmental responsibility.”



 

History

The Environment Institute in Movement (EIM) is a nonprofit organization founded on 12 December 2009 by university students. It has been promoting environmental education activities in an informal way since 2007 . In 2010, Lucas Sielski, one of the EIM's members, was awarded the Climate Generation Program of the British Council. With the support of the award, it was the first project at national level to happen. The Robin Hood Project benefited more than 10,000 children, youth and adults in five Brazilian states. As was part of the proposal, the project also created educational audiovisual materials culminating in two series: "Ehco Doidos" (Ehco Crazies) and "The Microbios".

 

In response to the unique character of the work performed by EIM, several international institutions have requested its services. Various fundraising campaigns were conducted in order to make the first international tour of the educators Jay van Amstel and Lucas Sielski to happen. There was a replication of the Robin Hood Project in Uganda, South Africa, India and Thailand during the years 2011 and 2012, directly benefiting to more than 10,000 thousand people. In these countries, several self sufficient organisations were founded, that continue to promote environmental education in their communities.

 

In 2012 the EIM founded its base in Rio de Janeiro and developed a partnership with the Grael Project in order to develop a pedagogical proposal with actions for the "Clean Water Project in Schools". Through this, theater performances, workshops and mediated exposure on marine litter were produced. In 2013 the project gained a new force expanding to a formation program of environmental agents, called Ecomagente. This formation program lasted one year and promoted environmental engagement in a typical brazilian slum, the Grota-do-Surucucu in Niteroi city.

 

 

In 2012 the EIM founded its base in Rio de Janeiro and developed a partnership with the Grael Project in order to develop a pedagogical proposal with actions for the "Clean Water Project in Schools". Through this, theater performances, workshops and mediated exposure on marine litter were produced. In 2013 the project gained a new force expanding to a formation program of environmental agents, called Ecomagente. This formation program lasted one year and promoted environmental engagement in a typical brazilian slum, the Grota-do-Surucucu in Niteroi city.

 

Also in 2013 the Project Robin Hood went on national tour with the theater play "From the Beginning to End of the World", together with didactic material, a digital game for kids and youngsters. Throughout the year, approximately 10,000 people benefited from this project in over 25 educational institutions in 15 cities in 6 Brazilian states. In order to stimulate communities to become change makers, a course in Innovations in Education and Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship was ministered.

* Brazilian States that EMI already operate.

Where we already operate

Brazil

Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro,

Minas Gerais and Federal District

 

 

Uganda

Kampala, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Kasesse

South Africa

Johannesburg, Durban e Lenasia


 

India

New Delhi, Mumbai e Kolkata

Thailand
Sawi, Luan Suang, Bangkok

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