Bernardo Salce - International Consultant: Sustainable Development & Human Rights

Operations Manager - Photographer for ETIV do Brasil - Volunteer in Itacaré

Bernardo Salce is a Human Ecologist, Climate Reality Leader® and Documentary Photographer who combines a scientific background, environmental expertise and photography skills in order to celebrate cultural diversity, raise public awareness, influence policymakers and promote values of social-environmental justice.

Born-and-raised in a bucolic small town in Minas Gerais, Brazil, where he earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Environmental Law, Bernardo has lived in South Africa, Portugal, Cambodia, Colombia and USA over the past decade, working for local and international NGOs on issues such as climate change, social-economic inequalities, human trafficking, education and human rights violations.


He holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Ecology and Contemporary Issues from NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (Lisbon, Portugal, 2011-13), and he became a Climate Reality Leader® in Los Angeles, California, in 2018. Bernardo has been an avid researcher, activist and advocate for the green agenda for over twelve years, with a special attention to Emancipatory Environmental Education and the many possibilities it opens to overcome scenarios of oppression and social-environmental injustice.

In 2016, he spent almost six months exploring Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on a bicycle, documenting local issues and stories, and finding inspiration for the novel he is currently writing.

By using photography as an educational tool, Bernardo hopes not only to shine a light on local/global pressing issues but also (i) to reveal the beauty in the seemingly ordinary, everyday moments; (ii) to illuminate stories of resilience; and (iii) to show how culture and geographical features intertwine to shape the way societies perceive and interact with their natural environment.

Bernardo works remotely from his home in Santa Cruz, California. He is also our web designer.