Day: August 23, 2019

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5 Facts and 5 Charities: How You Can Help Our Amazonian Rainforest

If you’ve checked any social media channel in the past 24 hours, you’ve probably seen coverage of the fires in the Amazon rainforest located in Brazil. Major news outlets are just now reporting on what’s happening despite the fact that the forest has been burning continuously for 3 weeks. These fires are so large that they have covered São Paulo and can be seen

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A NOSSA BANDEIRA É VERDE E AMARELA. ENTENDA O QUE ESTÁ ACONTECENDO NA FLORESTA AMAZÔNICA.

Notícias recentes sobre os incêndios em larga escala na Floresta Amazônica foram o centro das atenções nesta última semana nas redes sociais. Rapidamente, como brasileira, fui questionada por amigos americanos a respeito do que isso se tratava. Quando você mora fora do Brasil, existem duas coisas que as pessoas associam a você: futebol e Amazônia. A nossa bandeira é, de fato, verde e amarela. Essa semana eu revivi aquela sensação do 7 a 1 para Alemanha, quando eu encarei um sentimento de tristeza ao ver as imagens das queimadas da floresta. Tudo isso me fez entender que está na hora de saber bem mais sobre o tema. Mesmo com a desculpa de morar a mais de 3 mil quilômetros da área, enquanto eu ainda estava no Brasil, eu não me orgulho em dizer que nunca estive lá.

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What Are the Amazonian Forest Fires About?

Recently, news about fire storms in the Amazonian Forest have popped up on social media, and you may be asking yourself what this is all about. As a Brazilian, I have been asked by my friends about my point of view, and I felt like I should know much more than I actually do about Amazonia. The first two things people ask you when you are a Brazilian is about soccer and the rainforest. The feeling of seeing my own country’s garden burning made me feel like I went back to the day we lost the World Cup. Likewise, I see that this is not just a Brazilian problem. Sometimes, we avoid taking responsibility for events that happen outside of our personal neighborhoods. My hometown in Brazil is more than two thousand miles from the Amazon forest, and I am not proud to say that I have never been there.