Notwithstanding the title of Marvelous City, in 2012 Rio de Janeiro was the first municipality to be recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage in the category of Urban Cultural Landscape. And Bondinho Pão de Açúcar (trolley crossing to Sugar Loaf Mountain) is proud to be part of this history. In the same year, Bondinho was the first tourist point certified with the ABNT Green Seal, which recognizes the company's efforts in favor of environmental conservation.
Currently, Bondinho adopts 40 thousand square meters of green areas of the conservation unit of Pão de Açúcar, among them the Urca Hill Hike and the Cláudio Coutinho Hike. Areas of great social and environmental value; recovered and maintained by the company for the recovery of the Atlantic Forest and comfort of visitors.
Through sustainable practices, Bondinho Pão de Açúcar transforms its solid waste into raw material and fertilizer; it receives over 10 thousand students and teachers every year in the environmental education program; it uses regenerative energy system in its transport and renewable energy in the tourist complex.
Always at the forefront of sustainable development, Bondinho Pão de Açúcar continues with the purpose of promoting tourism with social and environmental responsibility.
Educa Bondinho is the biggest environmental education program in touristic attraction of Rio de Janeiro. The project, which is offered by the Sugarloaf, focuses on both public and private schools in partnership with educators from the Moleque Mateiro Institute - an institution well known in the area of environmental education in natural complexes.
During the experience, the students are supervised by specialized professionals that boost their knowledge with fun on subjects such as Science, Biology, Geography, and History of Brazil. The project goes beyond the environmental education, providing schools and teachers with the opportunity to work on an experiential and educational method.
More than 10 thousand students and teachers participate on the project every year.
Consult the booklets of this project and take this material to your classroom.
Do you want to know more about Educa Bondinho?
Read the Regulation of the Project.
Exercising its social and culture role, Sugarloaf complex receives students from public schools every year to visit one of the most famous touristic Brazilian attractions free of charge
With a trans-disciplinary and funny approach, Educa Bondinho encourages environmental sensibility of the students, providing information on sciences, biology, history and geography.
Two public schools are received daily. Since 2015, Educa Bondinho has already received more than 30 thousand students and teachers.
Educa Bondinho in numbers (2016):
8,900 students and teachers
195 public schools
11 thousand students and teachers
280 public schools
Year 2017 (up to Nov/07):
9 thousand students and teachers
225 public schools
Students from 35 municipalities of the Metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro.