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Our logo shows a circular shape that represents the Earth, the sun and the tropics, alluding to the characteristics of our agriculture conditions, with sunlight, water and soil in abundance. The wavy forms refer to the famous Copacabana sidewalk in reference to the place where the event will take place and the contour lines for crop production. The colors green, yellow and blue represents the colors of brazilian flag. The dark red represent our soils and also the color palette of the Brazilian Soil Science Society.
By definition, mascot is a person, animal, or object used as a symbol to represent a group and to bring good luck. Besides the hard work, we count on good luck to make the 21WCSS a great moment in the history of world soil science. In addition, the mascot is an informal element of advertising that can be used for several things, including increasing awareness of the importance of soil and people who study this natural resource. We present below two mascot candidates. Soon, everyone will be called to choose which one should represent the 21WCSS, in Rio. Please check on this webpage for the details on how to vote.
|Parrot: “Land of the Parrots” was the second name given by Portuguese when they discovered Brazil. Coincidently, these birds show the colors of the Brazilian flag. Among the famous birds that represent the country, we highlight the parrot Joe Carioca, created by Walt Disney in 1942, and "Blue", the macaw in the movie from Blue Sky Studios “Rio and Rio 2”, directed by Carlos Saldanha, himself a "carioca". Both birds are representative of the country that is organizing the 21WCSS. The resemblance of Albert Einstein, dressed as a pedologist, is our tribute to the world's scientists, especially those who study and work with soils.|
|Armadillo: Soil biodiversity is the driving force behind the chemical and physical processes occurring in the soil that sustain life on the planet. Hans Jenny stated that organisms are one of the factors of soil formation. Among them, we emphasize the Armadillo as an agent of soil transformation, where it obtains shelter, protection and food. Our mascot, dressed in the traditional vest of the SBCS and carrying instruments of field and laboratory work, represents the Brazilian soil scientists, responsible for the biggest transformation of tropical agriculture of the planet. This Armadillo also represents the biodiversity of Brazilian soils that needs to be known and preserved. He is a natural pedologist of friable soils in the Cerrado and a worthy representative of our work and achievements.|
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Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência do Solo (SBCS)
Departamento de Solos - Edifício Sílvio Brandão, s/n
Cx.P. 231 - Campus da UFV CEP 36570-900 - Viçosa-MG
Fone: +55 31 3899-2471 - firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sbcs.org.br