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About the company

Type
Non-profit project

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
Duque de Caxias - État de Rio de Janeiro, Brésil

Company size
18

Founders
Thais Corral

Founded
2011

SDG's

  • Responsible consumption and production


Social

Website
sinaldovale.org

Alliance member

Sinal do Vale


Sinal do Vale is a local-global learning center for the transition to a sustainable future. We prototype solutions for the regeneration of soils, food systems and forests and disseminate them through education and products for conscious markets.

We are located on 400 acres of land in the buffer zone between the urban sprawl of Rio de Janeiro and the last remaining protected area of the Atlantic Rainforest. We regenerate the soil and the forest through bio-fertilizers, organic compost, organic agriculture and agroforestry. We regenerate food systems by promoting the processing and consumption of healthy, regional, zero-waste food. We sell sustainable products to supply a growing conscious market. Our prototyped solutions also serve as learning-by-doing models for the local community, as well as other periphery regions around the world. We train locals - farmers, landowners, women, and young people - in the technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to apply our solutions in their own homes.

Offers

Frutos da Floresta (“Fruits of the Forest”) organic food products

Description
We process and sell healthy, organic produce with superfood qualities that are harvested directly from the forest.

Many fruits grow naturally and abundantly in the Atlantic Rainforest ecosystem but have no market value. Through our organic product line, Frutos da Floresta, we give economic value to conserving the rainforest by harvesting, processing, and selling these fruits in the regional market. Our first line of products are processed green jackfruit and green banana, which are highly nutritious and a sustainable replacement for meat for vegetarians and for gluten products.

Available in
Brazil,

Categories of application
Responsible consumption and production

Sector of application
Agriculture and farming for food production, Primary resources management

Status
R&D


Regenerative Landscape Management

Description
Market-driven approach to regeneration of rural properties using local resources, zoning and cost-effective technologies

An integrated landscape management model to restore, manage and finance properties for ecosystem conservation and sustainable food production that is viable, scalable, and replicable in other small to medium rural properties. Our model uses a customized design approach to regeneration through property zoning based on diagnosis of available resources – zone 1: organic agriculture, zone 2: agroforestry, zone 3: native forest restoration – including the development of a specific revenue stream per zone. The model uses natural soil regeneration techniques, such as the production of compost and biofertilizers and cost-effective technologies like rainwater catchment systems, irrigation, and aquaponics.

Available in
Brazil,

Categories of application
Responsible consumption and production

Sector of application
Agriculture and farming for food production, Circular economy of solid wastes, Primary resources management

Status
R&D


Bio-degradable bamboo business cards and other communications materials

Description
We use bamboo to produce biodegradable communications materials for companies, such as business cards, flyers, and tags.

Using bamboo, which is considered a renewable resource due to its abundance in the region and quick growth, we produce biodegradable, zero-waste communications materials for companies, including but not restricted to business cards, flyers, and tags. Our bamboo products solve the environmental problem that conventional communication materials present: their short life cycle and toxic resins contaminate the environment. Moreover, we support local entrepreneurs from periphery communities and train unemployed youth in our innovative technology to produce the communications materials, then sell the products to companies looking for more sustainable alternatives.

Available in
Brazil,

Status
R&D