Lara is a well-respected biologist and environmentalist in southern Brazil, who continues to promote the ideals of her father, José Lutzenberger, who passed away in 2002. Through Fundação Gaia, training and educational experiences are provided in regenerative agriculture at their rural headquarters, Rincão Gaia, once a 30-hectare basalt quarry and now an abundant example of organic agriculture and animal breeding. Through Fundação Gaia, Lara also provides environmental consulting to help municipalities and states implement sustainable development.