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Emissões de CO2 são compensadas por plantio de árvore no carnival de Recife

Revealing a commitment to tackling the global climate crisis, Recife seeks sustainability even during Carnival. The largest parade in the city, Galo da Madrugada, and one of the largest in the country, has as its mission this year the path to a more ecological party, with collaborative solutions in connection with the 17 ODS, through the block's Sustainability Plan. The executive secretary of CBC and director of the Circularis Platform, Sérgio Xavier, says that next year there is a goal to expand environmental compensation and the use of biofuels in trios.

Being the only city in the country assuming zero carbon targets until 2050, Recife brought to this year's carnival the greatest promotion of recycling ever made at this time. Thinking about the circular economy, Galo da Madrugada in partnership with local cooperatives, such as Ball Corporation and Novellis, will carry out an action to control recyclable waste. Agents will distribute recyclable bags among the revelers, guiding them on the correct disposal. At the end of the party, the collected waste will be taken to ecopoints near the block, where it will be separated, treated and sent to the correct destination. Another action is the installation of screens throughout the Marco Zero extension to prevent garbage, especially plastic, from reaching the river or the sea.

By signing the Dawn Rooster Sustainability Plan, Sergio Xavier helped implement the project to offset the CO2 emissions of electric trios and support cars, planting native trees. "This year the emissions of 30 electric cars -motors and generators-, dozens of support cars, several electricity generators and native species planted in Atlantic Forest areas will be calculated, with the respective carbon offset certificates". You revealed Sergio.

Thinking about the next carnival, Sérgio pointed out the expansion of goals for environmental compensation through partnerships, multiplying the number of trees planted in the Atlantic Forest and caatinga and using biofuels and/or other low carbon technologies.

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