On March 8th, 2006, around 3000 women from the Via Campesina occupied the Aracruz Cellulose´s eucalyptus nurseries located in Barra do Ribeiro (Rio Grande do Sul). Two months earlier, the company, with the assistance of the Federal Police, promoted the eviction of indigenous people in Espírito Santo. The occupation in Barra do Ribeiro (in RGS) was in solidarity with the evited indigenous people in Espirito Santo, and also as a protest against the "green deserts" in RGS. Organized women destroyed more than five million of eucalyptus seedlings aiming to denounce the social and environmental consequences of the advance of the monoculture of eucalyptus in their lands and to condemn what they called “green latifundia” and/or “green desserts”. Women from the Via Campesina, jointly with Landless Workers' Movement (MST) complained against this monoculture because of the land grabbing, the high use of water (each tree around 30 liters per day) and because of the use of chlorine in the bleaching process of the eucalyptus pulp which according to them, might cause several health damages such as cancer and nervous diseases.