Inkiri Piracanga is a place of dream realization and putting them into practice has everything to do with our socio-environmental impact. All of our actions take place in more than 25 projects that make up a non-profit community organization legally called the Inkiri Institute. Thus, the resources handled here are fully reinvested in our activities.
Every year we receive around 2 thousand visitors who come from many different parts of the world to participate in our courses, retreats and immersion programs, or simply to know what we are doing here in the practices that encompass our pillars: Nature , Community, Creation, Children, Arts, Self-Awareness and Food.
Everything we develop seeks the integral growth of the human being from an ecological and socially responsible vision.
For us, spirituality and self-knowledge are also closely linked to our impact on the world. Therefore, we also support the Escola de Leitura de Aura Rosas (Aura Reading School), one of the main references in the world in teaching and propagating the technique.
Our Ser Inkiri program (Service, Empowerment and Responsibility) permeates everything we do. It is a program aimed at encouraging the direct involvement of people in their communities with activities related to education, care for the environment, income generation and protagonism – such as responsible trade practices and the development of more humane economic relations – and the creation of conditions for the full experience of childhood.
Programa Propósito em Ação (Purpose in Action Program)
The PPA (Purpose in Action Program) is a way to enable people to connect with their life purpose, also contributing to the development of a greater purpose that unites all people to the Inkiri Institute. The PPA-related supporter has the opportunity to develop his gifts and talents through our projects and receive a scholarship for his activity and free access to courses such as Essential Reiki 1, Rose Meditation, Abundance Creation and Community Economics, Practices Ecological, among others that help in their self-knowledge and empowerment to become an agent of transformation.
Own bank, currency and administrative system
Here in Inkiri Piracanga we also have a very own economy, which even has a community bank, a local currency and a different administrative system, the Forest of Projects.
Inkiri Bank, our community bank, is the project responsible for strengthening the local economy. It manages all funds from community projects, mediates transactions between projects and their supporters, and manages participants’ accounts and circulation of Inkiri – a complementary currency to the Real which was born clean of programs like scarcity, manipulation, power, and accumulation.
The Forest of Projects is the way we organize ourselves. The system was inspired by nature and in it the designs are the trees. They are born of a dream, which is like a seed. They germinate, casting the first leaves and roots. As in nature, projects can become any plant, large or small, but for that it takes time, love and dedication. In this system, people integrate a simple, flexible organization and represent the parts of plants and are roots, trunks, branches, leaves and flower.
We also have an ecological part, formed by Inkiri Nature projects. They are responsible for the development of:
- Water treatment systems
- Construction and maintenance of dry toilets, houses and bioconstructed structures
- Composting and waste management
- Planting and gardening
- Creation and preservation of agroforests
- Biodegradable production (hygiene and cleaning)
- Eco-design training courses
Sustainability in practice
To get an idea of the positive impacts of our actions, in less than a decade, we have recovered the equivalent of 100 soil and forest football fields, and planted more than 40 species of fruit trees.
With the natural systems of water treatment and dry toilets, we estimate the preservation of 8 million liters of drinking water free of contamination in the water table. We still maintain a 90 hectare APP (Permanent Preservation Area) with a huge variety of wild plants and animals.
Cost Internalization Actions
Satellite image of the land in 2001 (exploited by a coconut farm) and how it was later in 2015 (sheltering the Inkiri Center, protected forest and ecovillage grounds)
We assume the costs of our socio-environmental impact without passing them on to third parties. Here are some of our practices that reflect this:
- Waste management, which involves the reuse of materials, referral to recycling and composting.
- Transformation of non-recyclable waste into PET bottles used in the construction of bio-construction.
- Use of solar panels in all houses of Inkiri Pirancanga.
Innovative education of children and young people
Inkiri School is a Gaia Education partner institution that seeks to expand access to applied and studied knowledge here. In 2016, she was recognized by the MEC (Ministry of Education) in innovation and creativity.
Its educators are part of the Gaia Escola Inkiri Piracanga formation, alongside the Eco-habitare (of the educator José Pacheco), and participate in the articulation with the public power in the Maraú Peninsula for the formation of a more humane education.
Service and Community Support and Guidance
We also support the social development of communities, as is the case of Caubi, the nearest town of Inkiri Piracanga. This work includes legal and financial consultancies, communication support for village projects, stimulation of consumption of local production, among others.
Another way to generate direct regional social impact is through partnerships and partnerships with public administration – such as organizing, monitoring, following up and engaging the improvement of roads and mobility in the region of the Maraú Peninsula (BA), the collection of solid waste, environmental safety and preservation of this locality. The work is done by proximity and dialogue with local public managers.