Respect for the environment is a duty of all institutions committed to sustainable development and quality of life. Inhotim reports all and every impacting activity to environmental agencies, so as to be granted due authorization to carry out such activities.
Solid Waste Management
Solid waste management at Inhotim includes an inventory of the types of residues, as well as proper storing and disposal. Based on the ABNT NBR 10004/2004 technical standard, which classifies solid wastes according to their pollutant potential, the residues are sent to the places indicated:
Class I Waste (hazardous): it has its own storing place, where it is collected and taken to an industrial landfill by a certified outsourced company.
Class II A Waste (non-inert): stored in containers identified by color, collected by the local administration and taken to a landfill. Except for recyclable waste, which is separated by the department that generates the waste, then stored in different-color containers and taken to the local association of waste pickers.
Class II B Waste (inert): includes mainly construction debris, which is stored in buckets and taken to an industrial landfill.
Water Resource and Effluent Management
Inhotim is located at a very rich region in terms of water resources. Several springs and natural lakes are protected by forest remnants kept untouched by the Institute, also including a Private Natural Heritage Landmark, RPPN Inhotim (Portuguese acronym).
Artesian wells and water reservoirs for irrigation are used to supply water to the park.The park also has its own system comprising septic tanks and biological treatment stations used to treat the effluents generated. Water and effluent samples regularly undergo physical-chemical monitoring, so as to maintain the quality when it comes to water resources and effluent treatment.
Located between the Atlantic Rainforest and Cerrado (Brazilian Savannah) biomes, the Institute has boosted all of the parks biological diversity. In order to learn about the local wildlife, the Institute conducts partnerships with universities and expert researchers.
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Technology and Environmental Innovation
Inhotim Carbon Credit: Launched during the 2013 Environment Week, the project is intended to offset Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG).An online ecological calculator was developed in partnership with Plantar Carbon. The calculator allows visitors to calculate the amount of GHG emitted annually and offset emissions. The action culminated in the unprecedented UN-certified sale of carbon credits to individuals.
Among Butterflies Circuit: Developed based on data obtained in a scientific project conducted in partnership with Centro Universitário UNA, the environmental education circuit allows visitors to have contact with the parks butterflies. An illustrated guide with information on the specimens collected during the project invites visitors to a stroll with strategic stops in areas where each species is more abundant.