On March 23, 2016, the Cachaça Taverna de Minas was honored to receive the VI Hugo Werneck Award, Sustainability & Love for Nature 2015, in the category Best Example in Trade in Goods and Services.
The Alambique School project, created in 2004 at the Taverna de Minas Alambic, was distinguished by its example in educating more than 2,000 students since the beginning in 2004 with the knowledge of the sustainable method of production of still-handmade cachaça.
More than 300 people, including businessmen, authorities and environmentalists, participated in the event, which was also attended by actor Victor Fasano from Globo channel and journalist André Trigueiro, winner of the “Personality of the Year” category. A total of 78 registered projects were selected from 13 Brazilian states – Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Bahia, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. An increase of 64% in national participation in relation to the previous year.
Under the theme “For the Water of the Planet – From the Water Box of Brazil to the Land of the Waterfalls”, 17 projects and individuals were distinguished for their sustainable examples. Are they:
Homage of the Year
Good Water Cultivation Program, Itaipu Binacional
Personality of the Year
André Trigueiro, journalist
Best Sustainable Partner
Association of Sugarcane Industries of Minas Gerais (Siamig)
Best Sustainable Partner Project
Science Station, Anglo American
Luiz Otávio Pôssas Gonçalves
Fiat Chrysler Cars
Conservative Water Project, Extrema City Hall
Recycling Project, Emater
Duarte Eustaquio Gonçalves Júnior, mayor of Mariana; Ipiranga Sustainable Project, Ipiranga City Hall
Best Example of the Third Sector
Sustainable Amazonas Foundation
Homage – Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Léo Santana, artist
Best Example in Water
Paracatu Spring Development Project, Kinross / Green Movement Movement of Paracatu
Best Example in Social Mobilization
André D’Elia, director of the documentary “The Law of Water”
Best example in Fauna
Project Pirarucu, Ibama Amazonas
Best Example in Environmental Education
Projeto Navegando with Theo by Rio das Velhas, by Semad / TantoExpresso
Best Example in Trade in Goods and Services
Project School Alembic, Cachaça Taverna de Minas
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