Brazil, which was once a leader in climate action, is now most often mentioned with worry in discussions about climate change, desertification and deforestation. But there are lights in the darkness. Watch the seemingly miraculous results grounded in the simple acts of planting trees and a desire to improve the lives of both the animal and human kingdoms, at the heart of Instituto Terra.


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  • Cindy J DiSalvio

    This video gave me hope. Thank you!

  • cosima

    no matter how much destruction there is, we can always re-create it in a beautiful way if we come from a loving heart

  • Ruby Grad

    The power of love, creativity, research, and embodied hope for the future of the planet.

  • Diane

    I love this! This gives so much hope for the future.

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  • Learn more about Instituto Terra and see what can be accomplished by dedication to the simple idea of restoring the forest.
  • Become inspired by the founder of Instituto Terra, photographer and photojournalist Sabastiao Salgado.
  • Plant and care for a tree in your backyard, neighborhood or neglected place in your community.

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