Brasilia Agency

On National Environmental Education Day, this Friday (3), 25 students of Escola Classe Jardim Botânico joined members of the Forest Fire Prevention and War Planning (PPCIF) and did their homework. To give a class on how to help the Federal District reduce fire-damaged areas during a drought, they approached 430 vehicles traveling around the main entrance to Jardim Botanico de Brasilia.

Each child was invited to create drawings and paintings for distribution in Educational Blitz. Photo: Promotion / Sema

In DF, most forest fires are caused by burning pruning residues and clearing areas and pastures. For Carolina Schubert, who is technically responsible for PPCIF at the Environment Secretary (SEMA), the move was crucial for Botanical Garden residents to “know how to avoid fires and who to go to at a time when the drought is intensifying.” Does. ” He added that “the drivers were very appreciative of the move, appreciated it and showed themselves to be partners of the organizations present there.”

Regarding partnerships with students, he believes that an initiative of this magnitude, which gives 10-year-olds the opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of their area, makes a big difference in their lives. “They worked together as a team and learned this morning that they are a great source of information for family and friends. I think it’s a great value for the environment, “he said.

Students at the Escola Classe Jardim Botânico join members of the Blitz Forest Fire Prevention and Fighting Plan (PPCIF) this Friday (3).

Pedro Cardoso, director of the forest fire prevention and prevention department at Brasilia Ambiental, explained that the blitz was done annually and was interrupted during a period of social isolation imposed by the Covid-19 epidemic. “Today’s action marks our return to the road to conducting one of the most important environmental education activities, primarily because it gives us the opportunity to speak with those who live in the vicinity of the conservation unit, who are part of today’s organization and the children who make PPCIF.”

Public health

Cardoso concludes that joint work allows both PPCIF to showcase its work and educate the population to avoid pruning remnants and burning empty lots. “The fire spreads and enters the unit, in favor of the emergence of forest fires, which could have a very negative impact on both the environment and public health in the region,” he said.

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Diego Miranda, conservation manager of the Brasilia Botanical Garden, agrees. For him, the importance of joint and preventive measures is to spread public awareness, which reduces the number of incidents and avoids the indiscriminate use of fire. “Given that we are already in a favorable situation for the spread of fires that cause not only the death of animals and plants, but also many public health problems,” he said.


Corporal FensterSaefer of the Environmental Protection Group, noted the presence of children. “This initiative helps raise awareness, teaches them that burning garbage is wrong. For the rest of the pruning, composting would be ideal and the remaining debris would go to equipment like the Urban Cleaning Service (SLU) Garbage Sweeper. “

While working on the theme in the classroom, each child was invited to create drawings and drawings to be distributed on educational blitz. The younger Joao Pedro took the opportunity to record an important message of his work: “Do not cut down trees. Nature thanks you. “

When you see a fire, call: 193 – Fire Department – and (61) 99224-7202 – for a fire at the Ecological Park and Conservation Unit.

* With information from DF Environment Department

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