The 12th of September was a very special day for the BJF team as we celebrated our first milestones together with over 100 of our close friends and sponsor partners. We would like to especially thank our honorary ambassador HRH Princess Basma Bint Ali for her inspiring closing speech, and Scelta Mushrooms for being the best possible hosts! The positive energy we received from our guests has energized us to keep on fighting for our mighty mission. Now we are all set to work hard to achieve our next milestones. With your continuous support we can make it happen!
Ivan Nisida, Francisco Macedo and board members Caspar Burn and Guilherme Fleury of our team based in Brazil traveled to the Netherlands for the event. Several rousing speeches were given and all the Milestones of the past years were shared with the audience. First Scelta’s CEO Jan Klerken, then several of our own team and then one of the Brazilian landowners – Guilherme Tiezzi- stood up to speak and present. Tiezzi is the man who enabled us to build on of our first pilot nurseries. It was encouraging to hear about how (transition) landowners in Brazil are dedicated to working with us to make a change.
After a short break our honorary speaker HRH Princess Basma Bint Ali of Jordan gave an inspiring speech about the importance of preserving our planet and becoming more sustainable for future generations. Listening to this incredibly accomplished woman talk with such passion about the importance of projects like the BJF was extremely heartwarming for all who attended the event.
We would like to say a huge huge thank you to everyone who attended and celebrated with us, it was truly special to see such an amazing network of conscientious people supporting our mission. Please enjoy looking through our collection of photos from the event, in case you missed out. Until next year, when we will be celebrating our next milestones in Amsterdam!