Green My Favela (GMF) is an environmental regeneration project located in the favelas (informal settlements or slum communities) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. GMF was formed to reclaim degraded land and to create more productive green spaces inside favelas. We work with favela residents to green what we can through collaborations with individuals, families, NGOs, schools, the private and public sector, and social innovators to remediate neglected and abused land; to cultivate nutrition security; to make more productive, environmentally responsible, and desirable public space; to problem solve for critical needs; and to skill share with a wide range of participants. Many of our spaces have been temporary manifestations, some are permanent, and others semi-permanent. Some we have financed, others we co-govern, others we invest in building infrastructure or make donations to by giving tools, seeds and equipment, or by providing volunteer labor.

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