Signing of agreement with SANEPAR


Brencorp is performing together with SANEPAR, Sanitation Company of Paraná, educational and leisure activities at Guaratuba, Matinhos and Pontal do Paraná beaches. At the 10 attendance points, where the ecologic showers of the Chuá Project are located, more than 50 social educators teaches about water care, trash classification, water reservatory cleaning and conservation of the environment.

On weekends, the educators work with the distribution of educational and playful material. Until the end of the summer, 60.000 comic books, 60.000 visors, 200.000 trash bags, 4.000 kites and 4.000 frisbees will be given for the beach goers.

The educational activities of SANEPAR will heppen at the same points where the 55 ecological showers will be available. They have aleady been used about 85 thousand times. The showers bring confort to the population and support the racional use of potable water. Beyond the 10 points with fixed showers, SANEPAR also has a mobile point with showers for locations where there is a great number of people eventualy.

This summer, disabled people or with some motion difficulty can use special wheelchair for sea bath. The Amphibious wheelchair has special wheels that allows the locomotion on the sand and in the sea. They have a adjustable security belt, backrest, seat, cervical support, head support and feet support of rubberized fabric removable and washable. They can hadle with until 120 kg, they are floating and made with light material, resistant and stainless. They are higher than regular wheelchairs, because of that the user can enter in the ocean with a secury depth.

Estrategic Environmental Avaliation of Belo Horizonte


The project consists in the Estrategic Environmental Avaliation of Belo Horizonte where the avaliation is a continuos and systematic process with analytical and participatory focus, that aims identify and evaluate the environmental effects of policies, plans and programs, aiming to influence the decision making at the initial phase of the planning, together with the social and economical orders.

According MMA (2002), the adoption of this instrument allows that the decision making process be early supported with the needed information, making the improvement of decision making process possible. It constitutes a proper tool to increase the probability of success in the sustainable principles on the policies, plan and programs planning.

According PARTIDÁRIO (2007), the EEA makes the sustainability processes easier and one of the great challenges of the EEA is the capacity of evaluate the possible oportinuties and riscs of development strategies, whereas the sustainability development objectives. The EEA does not control before, but creates conditions to secure the formulation of action strategies and the encouragement of sustainable decisions.
In this way, the Estrategic Environmental Avaliation presents itself as a new instrument of environmental management (MENDES, 2011) that acts in strategic levels and contributes to the incorporation of the environmental considerations, at the planning phase, at the Critical decision factors, that means, in the criteria set that have to be considered in policies, plans or programs for the achievement of the proposed sustainability objectives in long term.