For Earth Day, Earth Guardians Brazil planted native crops in school gardens at Emeb Aura Soares in the tradition of Brazil’s indigenous peoples. Pumpkins, corn, gourds, and sunflowers were among the plants that youth planted, and classes will follow the process to see these plants sprout and grow!
Following the planting, Earth Guardians continued to celebrate Indigenous April by studying three young leaders who are developing important actions in the environmental movement. These leaders include Jeguaka Mirim, a young writer, illustrator and indigenous rights activist as well as Itzcuauhtli and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, hip hop performers and directors of Earth Guardians. Brazilian youth are asking questions of these leaders and will receive responses via video that will be shown to the entire school!