Rubens Gomes

Ashoka Fellow
Manaus, Brazil
Fellow Since 2003


This profile was prepared when Rubens Gomes was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Rubens Gomes is working to slow the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon while teaching rural and urban community members how to use the resources in a mutually beneficial and sustainable way. Rubens's program develops lines of alternative certified wood products–from musical instruments to furniture–while maximizing the natural and human resources of the Amazon.
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