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PeKi Way: ReThink ReCycle/NatalECO

Making Peace with Garbage

2008 NatalEco was born!

"Natal Ecológico", Eco Christmas, a lovely afternoon at Vovó Anna's house in Brazil, with friends and family making ornaments for the tree. Lorenzo hosted his little friends with pop corn, panetonne and a very special visit of Santa, who brought more joy and chocolate to everyone. And Grandmother ordered a personalized T-Shirt for the little guests. Even my Grandfather joined arts & crafts that day. We started a very fun and educational tradition, simply playing and spending precious time together.

#zerowaste

#lessismore

#sustainablehappiness

#familyandfriendsmatters

#mothernaturematters

GARBAGE

I have chosen it as a starting point to educate and influence more people to engage in supporting the sustainability chain.

It is a program to learn about how to take care of our environment and connect with our families’ roots, living in a more sustainable way, greener and happier.

Keeping it simple by starting separating our garbage and sourcing organic and locally whenever possible.

I have been playing and having fun with Garbage for the past 15 years. Garbage is a creative and informal approach to teaching, detached from a formal curriculum or method, which entails coming up with ideas together with friends & family on how to practice our core values (and by always having fun!):

  1. Letting kids be kids and as adults, being cool about it. That means means, encouraging more time for pause, spontaneity and letting go...

  2. Raising children with a sense of belonging, by celebrating, cultivating and connecting with our ROOTS, through shared families culture, and community integration

  3. Playing “ECO” through activities that create a chain of sustainable way of life including planting and cooking with organic products, using recyclables for (oh!) so many things!

  4. Playing SOCIO though activities that incorporate the values of respect for one another including community work and philanthropic giving.

  5. And, allowing for magic to seep in through a certain atmosphere and natural enchantment, the ability to awaken our imagination, free of pre and misconceptions.

All together, celebrating the relevance and impact of our cultural roots, community work and the power of Mother Nature.

Garbage is a way of doing important things, of using our imagination to do more with less!

Less is More, much more!

Love and Warm Wishes,

Vanessa

P.S.: Vovô Dito at the Arts & Crafts Table ( Miss him, miss those days)

Our First NatalEco Tree

More memories:

NY World Cup 2014 Kick off

World Cup 2014

UpTown Birthday Party: Creation of Super Heroes Capes

World Cup 2014

Tribeca Playadate: Matisse Cuts

Expression of Art by Lorenzo


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