Tree seedling for reforestation in the Amazon region

Ecoporé Collaborative Zine, Issue 1 [Summer 2022]

This zine (Links to an external site.) promotes the mission of NGO Ecoporé and its partner startup Meu Pé de Árvore, which replants trees in the Amazon region and supports the local bioeconomy. This zine aims to reach English-speakers around the world and to inspire more people to fund tree planting and maintenance. It contains introductory information on Ecoporé and Meu Pé de Árvore as well as arts and culture; literature; and science and policy sections.

These sections contain a variety of content such as poems, human interest pieces, and articles on deforestation and the importance of biodiversity to help the reader connect to the mission of Ecoporé and Meu Pé de Árvore. It is our hope that in this way, the zine will invite readers to become a part of the story and make a difference.

This zine was created for Ecoporé as a prototype to demonstrate the potential uses of the zine format. The zine can stand on its own as a one-time promotional zine that they can adapt to their needs over time, or they can make future issues with varying goals and audiences. They can even use the zine’s parts for other purposes such as social media or their websites. We hope that it will help support them and their reforestation efforts.

Student Team:

  • Julianne Chin-Drachman [USA - Columbia University '25]
  • Catherine Callahan [USA - Columbia University / Trinity College Dublin Dual BA Degree Program '23]
  • Remy Chwae [USA - Columbia School of General Studies '23]
  • Tainata Modesti [Brazil - University of São Paulo '24]
  • Manuella Oliveira [Brazil - Pará University Center '22]
  • Altrim Mamuti [USA - Columbia School of General Studies '24]
  • Catherine Tamarelli [USA - Columbia University / Trinity College Dublin Dual BA Degree Program '24]
  • Brendon Kirk [USA - Columbia School of General Studies '24]