O Programa Juventude e Meio Ambiente precisa de você!



A consulta pública objetiva recolher contribuições a proposta do Programa Juventude e Meio Ambiente. Ela estará disponível até o dia 10 de junho de 2013.

A Secretaria Nacional de Juventude, da Secretaria-Geral da Presidência da República, inicia nesta terça-feira (21/5) uma consulta pública ao texto da proposta de criação do Programa Juventude e Meio Ambiente. Fruto do trabalho do GT Interministerial Juventude e Meio Ambiente, coordenado pela SNJ e composto ainda pelo Ministério da Educação; e Meio Ambiente, a iniciativa é uma resposta a uma reivindicação histórica da sociedade civil e de diversas resoluções de várias conferências e encontros nacionais.

Saiba mais: http://migre.me/eEIZa
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How education on the 21st century looks like?!

If you know me, you probably know I go on and on about the role young people play (or should play) in deciding their own lives. While many agree we need to empower our youth, very little are ready to create the space and the opportunity for young people to take ownership over different aspects of their own lives.

In many previous posts, I’ve talked about youth-led development.. which is the idea of young people becoming equal partners in development processes that will shape their communities and consequently their lives…

But today I want to bring a question about youth-led education… Have you thought about what could happen if students would design their own schools!?

Sounds weird!? Maybe you should have a look at this!

“Education is not the filling of a pail, it’s the lightening of a fire!”

If you want to learn more about the project, and engage with other people trying to re-think education, make sure you connect at https://www.facebook.com/groups/independentproject/

A real história das coisas!

Já a bastante tempo eu queria ter postado esses vídeos aqui, e finalmente ficou pronta a versão deles português para poder postar!

Com vocês, a história das coisas!

Esse vídeo é um “abridor de olhos” para muita gente….

E aproveitando o gancho do filme, que falou sobre a obsolescência planejada, a uns tempos atrás, durante o super festival Setembro Verda da Matilha Cultural tive a oportunidade de assistir um filme sobre a Conspiração da Lâmpada, que também acho super importante de conhecer…

E depois de tudo isso, você ainda sente que precisa mesmo daquele novo celular?!

Fala sério!

Time to pay back! Support Radi-Aid for Norway!!!


Brilliant campaign!!!

Imagine if every person in Africa saw the “Africa for Norway” video and this was the only information they ever got about Norway. What would they think about Norway?

If we say Africa, what do you think about? Hunger, poverty, crime or AIDS? No wonder, because in fundraising campaigns and media that’s mainly what you hear about.

The pictures we usually see in fundraisers are of poor African children. Hunger and poverty is ugly, and it calls for action. But while these images can engage people in the short term, we are concerned that many people simply give up because it seems like nothing is getting better. Africa should not just be something that people either give to, or give up on.

The truth is that there are many positive developments in African countries, and we want these to become known. We need to change the simplistic explanations of problems in Africa. We need to educate ourselves on the complex issues and get more focus on how western countries have a negative impact on Africa’s development. If we want to address the problems the world is facing we need to do it based on knowledge and respect.

For more information check http://www.africafornorway.no

#Sexify Mobility… to celebrate the mobility week!

It’s almost Car-Free Day.. and lots of different things are happening around the city..

But particularly to celebrate this mobility week.. I came across this super sexify video promoting public transportation in Sweden!!! (make sure you watch with the english subtitles!)

Obviously this makes a clear point, that awareness raising can (and must!) be fun, engaging and sexy, as much as it is to change the world!

To follow this post, some awesome creative ideas you can also help spreading out there:

Link loving!

Some good/interesting articles, blogs and things I’ve came across… and would hopefully also make you think!

Democracy Is for Amateurs: Why We Need More Citizen Citizens by ERIC LIU

Criador do Occupy Wall Street diz que “a magia acabou”  por Sofia Fernandes, colaboradora da FOLHA

Social Impact Partnerships: Making a Difference by 

Designers don’t always know what’s best by Michael Short

New school system in Sweden is eliminating classrooms entirely by ImpactLab

The Bold Academy – This exclusive life accelerator is like boot camp for real-world superheroes by 

The Future Belong to the Curious!

Sharing a bit of inspiration for your Wednesday!

this video was made to promote a great new platform called Skills Share http://www.skillshare.com/ where you can learn anything from anyone…

But I also want to take the time to share this great link I came across called No Excuse List! http://www.noexcuselist.com/ which is basically a directory of best places on the web to learn anything for free!

After that, all I can wish you is that you let your curiosity flow.. and go for it.. universe is out there, waiting to be discovered!

The International Day of Universal Human Rights! – How to celebrate!?

[EN] Today (10th of December) is the International Day of Universal Human Rights! A day which was created to celebrate our global community, our common rights regardless of where you were born. Above all, today is a day that was meant to celebrate our diversity, because we would rest assure that regardless of our differences we are all have fundamental rights that should be protected and respected.

Unfortunately that has not being the case yet…

Unfortunately very little people are aware of the The Universal Human Rights Declaration, and the rights agreed upon. Very little people realize, those rights were meant to be about themselves. They fail to realize the Declaration is talking about their rights.

And because of that, on a daily basis, we see or hear about upsetting violations of a series of those rights.. what are we waiting to challenge that?!

If no one takes action, the Universal Human Rights Declaration is nothing but a bunch of words in a paper… we, the people of the world are the ones to make the Declaration a living document, reflected in the way we live our daily lives.

Lets celebrate today’s International Day of Universal Human Rights by educating ourselves more! Learning where the declaration came from, and what are those universal rights we are all beneficiaries of.

Lets not take those rights for granted… and lets no longer accept that those rights are ignored or disrespected… it’s time for us to celebrate our International Day of Universal Human Rights making our commitments matter.

Happy International Day of Universal Human Rights!


[PT] Hoje (10 de Dezembro) é o Dia Internacional dos Direitos Humanos Universais! Um dia criado para celebrar essa nossa comunidade global, os direitos que compartilhamos independentemente de onde nascemos. Acima de tudo, hoje é um dia que era para celebrar a nossa diversidade, porque deveríamos ter a certeza que independentemente das nossas diferenças todos têm seus direitos fundamentais que devem ser protegidos e respeitados.

Infelizmente isso ainda não é o caso…

Infelizmente, pouquíssimas pessoas conhecem a Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos, e os direitos nela presentes. Ainda menos gente entende que esses direitos deveriam ser sobre nós mesmos. A Declaração está falando sobre cada um de nós e nossos direitos.

E talvés, justamente porque ninguém conhece essa tal Declaração, nós presenciamos ou ouvimos diariamente uma série de histórias onde vários destes direitos são violados… o que estamos esperando pra mudar!?

Se ninguém parte para a ação, a Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos nada mais é que um monte de palavras em um papel … nós, os pessoas deste mundo também somos responsáveis por fazer a Declaração um documento vivo, que seja refletido na forma como vivemos nossas vidas diariamente.

Vamos celebrar hoje o Dia Internacional dos Direitos Humanos Universais nos educando mais sobre o assunto! Aprendendo de onde veio esta declaração e quais são os direitos universais que temos direito.

[veja o vídeo acima!]

Chega de achar que esses direitos caíram do céu… e basta também de permitir que estes direitos sejam ignorados… é hora de comemorar o nosso Dia Internacional dos Direitos Humanos Universais tirando essas palavras do papel!

Feliz Dia Internacional dos Direitos Humanos Universais!

World Aids Day and the things we don’t want to talk about!

Today is World Aids Day!

And for that, I want to raise another face of the HIV/AIDs prevention work that most times people don’t really want to talk about!

Check this awesome video made by the Youth Rise network! (http://www.youthrise.org/)