Friday, June 6, 2014

Farewell lunch

We had some delicious churrasco for lunch to end a great program and time here in Brazil! We learned a lot about alternative energies and Brazilian culture. We now have a new perspective on how things are done in other countries that will carry us through the rest of our studies and careers. 
Thank you all for a wonderful experience! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

We arrived in Rio de Janeiro!

We arrived in Rio de Janeiro yesterday and today we visited many of the famous sights of this beautiful city! 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Capoeira lesson

Friday we learned the fight dancing art of Capoeira. 
We also learned how to play the instruments and songs specifically for Capoeira. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Visit to Sao Joao Landfill

Today we visited the Sao Joao landfill, which produces electricity from burning methane gas that come from the trash from half the residents of the city of Sao Paulo.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Museu do Futebol

Today we visited the Futebol (soccer) museum in Sao Paulo.  We learned about why futebol is important to Brazilian culture and it got us excited for the upcoming world cup here in Brazil!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Meeting with the Secretary of Energy for the state of São Paulo

Today we met with the Secretary of Energy for the state of São Paulo, Marco Antonio Mroz. We found out about all the renewable energy initiatives that São Paulo is proposing for 2020. We are featured on the Secretary of Sao Paulo's website!  See it here

Monday, May 26, 2014

Debate on Renewable energy implementation!

Today in class we had a debate on implementation of renewable energies. We had a very engaging conversation on renewable energies.