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05/06/2013
Klabin holds General Shutdown at Otacilio Costa Plant

This activity is intended to guarantee the proper functioning of the mill

Between the 11th and 20th of June, Klabin’s Otacilio Costa Plant (SC) will be holding its Annual General Shutdown, a compulsory procedure which consists of interrupting paper production and is intended to ensure that all the necessary maintenance for the proper functioning of the mill is carried out with quality and in safety. This is a common procedure in the pulp and paper sector and occurs every year in the company’s plants.

During these ten days, about 50 contracted companies and 1,400 temporary workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. Among the principal activities programmed are inspections of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process controls. This amount of temporary workers requires logistics and infrastructure, involving transportation, lodgings and meals among other items which drive and boost the economy of the town of Otacilio Costa and the region. There are other additional benefits, such as the taxes generated for the municipality and extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and stores, as well as the services to assist the workers’ stay in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, variations in odors and noise coming from the mill – especially on the 11th and 12th, at the beginning of the Shutdown, and on the 19th and the 20th, as machines start operating again – may be noticed by the community. It is important to note that these alterations cause no harm to people’s health nor to the environment.

As of this year, Klabin will have an exclusive channel available to attend the community which will function 24 hours a day. In the case of doubts concerning the environment, the community can get in touch with the company via the telephone number 0800 728 0607.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

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Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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17/05/2013
General Shutdown at the Monte Alegre Plant ends next week

With operations starting up, people may notice variations in odors and noises

Klabin’s Monte Alegre Plant on the coming 21st and 22nd will begin start-up procedures of the mill’s plants which were down for maintenance during the General Shutdown. As a result, the community of Telemaco Borba, principally in the areas close to the mill and the Tibagi River, may notice variations in odors and noises coming from the Plant. Klabin wishes to point out that these alterations present no risk to people or the environment and that all the norms of safety and environment are being observed during both the maintenance procedures and also the start-up of machines

The General Shutdown, which will terminate on the 23rd of May, is an annual procedure during which paper production is interrupted to carry out maintenance, in order to ensure the quality and safety of the production process.

For 11 days, various activities were performed, such as inspections in boilers, digestors, power generation and distribution systems and control systems of the production process.

In the case of doubts concerning the environment, the community can get in touch with the company via the e-mail faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or the telephone 0800 728 0607.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

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Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura – 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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09/05/2013
Klabin holds General Shutdown at the Monte Alegre Plant

Purpose of the action is to ensure proper functioning of the mill

Between the 13th and 23rd of May, Klabin’s Monte Alegre Plant (PR) will hold its Annual General Shutdown, a compulsory procedure which involves the interruption of paper production and is intended to ensure that all necessary maintenance for the proper functioning of the plant is performed with quality and in safety. This action is common in the pulp and paper sector and occurs annually in the company’s plants.

During these 11 days, around 100 contracted companies and 3,500 temporary workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. The inspections of boilers, digesters, generation and power distribution systems and production process controls are among the main activities. The number of temporary workers requires logistics and infrastructure which entail transportation, lodgings and meals among other items which drive and boost the economy of the municipality of Telemaco Borba and the region. Besides these, there are other benefits, such as the taxes generated for the municipality and the extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and stores, as well as services to support the workers’ stay in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, alterations in odor and noise coming from the mill – especially on the 13th and 14th, at the beginning of the Shutdown and on the 21st and 22nd, at the startup of machine operations – may be perceptible to the community. It is important to mention that these alterations cause no harm to people’s health nor to the environment.
As of this year, Klabin will have an exclusive channel available to attend the community, which will function 24 hours a day. In case of doubts concerning the environment, the community may use the e-mail address faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or telephone number 0800 728 0607.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The management of the company is steered by Sustainable Development, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability with social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is signatory to the UN Global Compact and counts on suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

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Grupo Máquina PR
Andre Mascarenhas | (11) 3147-7391 | andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 | tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 | carlos.moura@grupomaquina

 

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08/05/2013
Klabin holds 32nd Week of Occupational and Environmental Accident Prevention in Piracicaba

Program will last until the 10th of May and is expecting 800 Klabin employees and their families will take part

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest packaging paper producer and exporter, is holding the 32nd edition of its Internal Week of Occupational and Environmental Accident Prevention (SIPATMA). Klabin employees and their families will take part in activities, which will be held inside the company and will last until Friday the 10th of May.

This year, programming includes topics such as good safety practices, sexually transmitted diseases, drugs and smoking. The program, which also involves theater plays and quizzes related to work safety, will be held every day at the plant. It is expected that approximately 160 employees will participate in the initiative each day, totaling 800 professionals by the end of the SIPATMA.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The management of the company is steered by Sustainable Development, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability with social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is signatory to the UN Global Compact and counts on suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press:

Grupo Máquina PR
Andre Mascarenhas | (11) 3147-7391| andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 | tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 | carlos.moura@grupomaquina

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08/05/2013
Telemaco Borba hosts the 22nd edition of the Caiubi Program of Environmental Education

The action is aimed at helping prepare teachers by promoting environmental training and awareness; since 2001, the program has been extended to over 150 thousand people

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest packaging paper producer and exporter, is holding in conjunction with the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba and the State University of Londrina, the 22nd Edition of the Caiubi Program of Environmental Education.

The goal of the program is to contribute to environmental awareness, providing support for training teachers from the region. This edition will take place in Telemaco Borba between the 9th and 10th of May and will benefit nearly 90 teachers from the municipal school network. After their training, the program intends for these teachers to multiply their knowledge with the students in the public schools and start to develop related projects, thereby contributing to content of the school curriculum.

The main topic this year will be water. During the event several actions will be promoted related to this issue, ranging from activities about water’s origin and its chemical processes to the importance of this element for living beings. This edition will include a lecture “Water, the condition for life”, to be given by teachers José Lopes, PhD in Biological Sciences and professor at the State University of Londrina, and by Lindalva Pereira, PhD in Animal Physiology and professor at the University of North Parana. Over the two days, participants will also be given information on fauna, flora, sustainability and forest management.

The Caiubi Program of Environmental Education
Klabin started the Caiubi Program in Parana in 2001, in order to disseminate the concepts of ecological awareness among teachers from the communities where it operates. In conjunction with the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba, the program has already held 3.5 thousand training sessions with teachers from 771 schools and benefitted 100 thousand students.

In Santa Catarina, the project has been run since 2007 and is promoted in partnership with the Secretaries of Education. Since its introduction, this action has brought benefits to over 830 teachers from 300 schools and 100 thousand students.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The management of the company is steered by Sustainable Development, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability with social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is signatory to the UN Global Compact and counts on suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press:

Grupo Máquina PR
Andre Mascarenhas | (11) 3147-7391 | andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 | tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 | carlos.moura@grupomaquina

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22/04/2013
Otacilio Costa hosts the 21st edition of the Caiubi Program

This action helps to prepare teachers, by promoting training and environmental awareness; since 2007 the project has reached 830 teachers.

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest packaging paper producer and exporter, in conjunction with UDESC (Federal University of Santa Catarina), the Environmental Police and APREMAVI (Association for the Preservation of the Environment and Life), is holding the 21st Edition of the Caiubi Program. The project is intended to help disseminate environmental awareness, by promoting training for teachers from the region. This edition will take place at the Otacilio Costa Plant, during the 23rd and 24th of April and will benefit 55 teachers from the municipalities of Otacilio Costa and Palmeira. The purpose of the project is for these teachers, after training, to become multipliers of this knowledge with the students from the public schools system.

Over the two days, participants will be able to attend lectures and practical activities on environmental awareness, as well receiving guidance on fauna, flora, sustainability and forest management. The Environmental Police will contribute with a lecture and fun activities involving environmental education. There will also be an opportunity to get to know the Legal Woods Program, run by Klabin in partnership with APREMAVI, which advises small and medium-sized farm owners on how to make the most efficient use of their lands, making them profitable while still preserving their ecosystems.

This edition will also include the lecture “O futuro depende de nós” (The future depends on us), to be given by the forestry engineer Vilmar Picinatto–UDESC (University of the State of Santa Catarina). He will talk on how practicing environmental citizenship contributes to the healthy development of the planet.

The Caiubi Program
With the intention of disseminating concepts of ecological awareness among teachers from the communities where it operates, Klabin started the Caiubi Program in Parana, in 2001. In conjunction with the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba and the Regional Nucleus of Education, the project has already brought benefits to almost 160 thousand students and 3 thousand teachers in 500 schools from the region.
In Santa Catarina, the project has been held since 2007 and is promoted in partnership with the Secretaries of Education. Since its introduction, this action has brought benefits to over 830 teachers from 300 schools and 100 thousand students.

About Klabin
Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

 

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19/04/2013
Klabin turns 114 and launches a new site

To celebrate 114 years, Klabin is launching its new portal

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest producer and exporter of packaging paper, turns 114 years old this Friday (19th). To celebrate this date, the company is launching its new portal, at the same address www.klabin.com.br. With a modern appearance and intuitive navigation, the website displays more detailed content of the company, its business and its social and environmental commitments. An example of this is the information on the UN’s Global Compact, of which Klabin is a signatory, and the emphasis on ethics, transparency and respect for principles of sustainability. It also includes new relationship channels, expanding the company’s dialogue with its different stakeholders.

The project of the new portal is signed by the Digital Industry Agency.

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11/03/2013
Klabin donates 26 thousand corrugated boxes and 100 thousand paper bags to the Warm Clothing Campaign of 2013

Klabin donates the 26 thousand corrugated boxes to be used throughout the State of São Paulo to collect articles of clothing for the Warm Clothing Campaign of 2013

Klabin, the country’s leading manufacturer of packaging paper, donates the 26 thousand corrugated boxes to be used throughout the State of São Paulo to collect articles of clothing for the Warm Clothing Campaign of 2013, promoted by FUSSESP (Fund for Social Solidarity of the State of São Paulo). For the second year running, the company will also provide the paper carry-bags which will guarantee a sustainable alternative for distributing the donations to the people receiving them. In all, 100 thousand paper bags will be handed out – 20 thousand more than last year -, supplied in conjunction with SAP.

Set for this Tuesday the 12th of March, the launching ceremony was attended by the president of FUSSESP, Lu Alckmin. The boxes are being placed in very busy locations, such as underground and train stations, supermarkets, shops, drugstores, schools, Military Police stations, public services and so on.

Klabin has given its support to the Warm Clothing Campaign for over ten years. The corrugated boxes and paper bags which will be donated, like all of Klabin’s paper and packaging, are produced from raw materials which come from planted forests and are 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

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07/03/2013
Klabin is making a donation to the Fund for Children and Adolescents of Angatuba

Funds donated will be allocated to projects to help children and adolescents and to be chosen by FIA throughout the year

Klabin, the biggest packaging paper producer and exporter in the country, will make a donation to the FIA (Fund for Children and Adolescents) of Angatuba, to the amount of R$ 80,571.00 in a ceremony to be held this Friday the 8th of March at 2pm, in the Municipal Department of Social Assistance (previously known as CRAN). Taking part in the event will be Mauro Haruo Yamamoto, Industrial Manager of Klabin, Carlos Augusto Turelli, the Town’s Mayor, Mariana Fugikauva, Secretary of Social Development and Andréia Oliveira, President of the Municipal Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents (CMDCA), as well as other representatives of the Municipal Council.

The donation funds will be allocated to projects to help children and adolescents to be chosen by the FIA throughout the year. FIA’s donation event will be repeated again this year in other states where the company is active.

Information:
Klabin and FIA Donation Ceremony - Angatuba
Date: March 8th, 2013
Time: 2pm
Place: Municipal Department of Social Assistance (previously CRAN)
Rua Tenente José Marcos de Albuquerque, 402 – Center

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04/03/2013
Klabin is making a donation to the Fund for Children and Adolescents in Otacilio Costa and Correia Pinto

Donated funds will be allocated to projects to help children and adolescents, which will be selected by FIA throughout the year

Klabin, the country’s biggest packaging paper producer and exporter, is continuing its project to donate funds to FIA (The Fund for Children and Adolescents) in the municipalities where it is active and, this week, will hand over two cheques in the amount of R$ 80,571,00 each in Otacilio Costa and Correia Pinto.

The donated funds will be allocated to projects to help children and adolescents, which will be selected by FIA throughout the year. Other donations have been made to this fund in the towns of Lages (SC), Itajai (SC), São Leopoldo (RS) and Piracicaba (SP), and will be repeated yet again in other states where the company has manufacturing plants.

Klabin and FIA Donation Ceremony – Otacilio Costa
The event will be held this Tuesday, March 5th, at 10 am, in the Meeting Room of the Cabinet, in Otacilio Costa’s Town Hall in the presence of Carlos Xavier, the town’s Mayor, of Elaine Barbosa, Secretary for Social Assistance, of Ana Maria Campos Machado, Coordinator of the Municipal Council for The Rights of Children and Adolescents and Gilberto Rodrigues, Administrator of the Fund for Children and Adolescents, as well as Klabin’s Industrial Director in Santa Catarina, Sadi de Oliveira.

Date: 5th of March 2013
Time: 10am
Place: Cabinet Meeting Room –
Municipal Town Hall of Otacilio Costa
Av. Vidal Ramos Junior, 228

Klabin and FIA Donation Ceremony – Correia Pinto
The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 6th, at 10 am, in the Secretary of Social Assistance and Sadi de Oliveira, Industrial Director of Klabin in Santa Catarina, Eleane Correa, Administrator of the Fund for Children and Adolescents, Andrea Monteiro and Terezinha Batista, respectively Coordinator and Vice-Coordinator of the Municipal Council for The Rights of Children and Adolescents will all be present.

Date: 6th of March 2013
Time: 10am
Place: Secretary of Social Assistance
Avenida Tancredo Neves, nº 93

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Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
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28/02/2013
Klabin is making a donation to Piracicaba’s Municipal Fund for the Rights of Children and Adolescents

Klabin is making a donation to Piracicaba’s Municipal Fund for the Rights of Children and Adolescents Donations will be allocated throughout the year to projects to help children and adolescents, to be selected by FUMDECA

Klabin, the country’s biggest paper producer and exporter, will make a donation to Piracicaba’s Municipal Fund for the Rights of Children and Adolescents (FUMDECA), to the amount of R$ 80,571.00, at a ceremony to be held this Friday, March 1st at 2pm in the Casa dos Conselhos. Rogerio Vinagreiro, Industrial Manager from Klabin, Keila Valente and Fabio do Amaral Sanches, respectively President and Vice-President of CMDCA (Municipal Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents), as well as other representatives from the institution, will all be attending the event.

The donated funds will be allocated throughout the year to projects to help children and adolescents, to be selected by FUMDECA, a fund which is administered by the Municipal Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents. This donation event will be repeated again this year in other states where the company is active.

Information:
Klabin and FUMDECA Donation Ceremony- Piracicaba
Date: March 1st 2013
Time: 2pm
Place: Casa dos Conselhos
Rua Joaquim Andre, 895 – Paulista

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Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
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21/02/2013
Klabin is making a donation to the Fund for Children and Adolescents of Itajai

The FCA donation event will be repeated again this year in other states where the company is active

Klabin, the biggest paper producer and exporter in the country, will make a donation to the Fund for Children and Adolescents (FCA) of Itajai, in the amount of R$ 80,571.00 at a ceremony to be held this Friday the 22nd at 14hs in the Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Youth. Present at the event will be Pedro Paulo da Luz, Klabin’s Industrial Manager, Everton Wan-Dall Alves, the Municipal Secretary for Children, Adolescents and Youth and an Administrator at FCA, and Fernanda Cristina da Luz, Vice-President of the Town Council for Child and Adolescent Rights (COMDICA), as well as other representatives from the Town Council.

The donation funds will be allocated to projects to help children and adolescents to be chosen by the FCA throughout the year. FCA’s donation event will be repeated again this year in other states where the company is active.

Information:
Klabin and FCA Donation Ceremony- Itajai
Location: Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Youth
Avenida Marcos Konder, 420, Center – Itajai – SC
Time: 14hs

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19/02/2013
Klabin is making a donation to the Fund for Children and Adolescents of São Leopoldo

Funds donated will be allocated to projects to help children and adolescents and to be chosen by the FCA throughout the year

Klabin, the biggest paper producer and exporter in the country, will make a donation to the Fund for Children and Adolescents (FCA) of São Leopoldo in the amount of R$ 80,571.00, in a ceremony held at 16.30hs this Tuesday 19th at its plant in the town. Ronaldo Soares, Klabin’s Industrial Manager, and Carmen Renée, the town’s Secretary of Social Development were both present at the event.

The funds donated will be allocated to projects to help children and adolescents and selected by FCA throughout the year. The FCA donation event will be repeated again this year in other states where the company is active.

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Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
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15/02/2013
Klabin is making a donation to the Seara do Bem Children’s Hospital in Lages

Funds will help with the purchase of diagnostic imaging equipment

Klabin, the biggest paper producer and exporter in the country, made a donation to the Seara do Bem Children’s Hospital in the amount of R$ 80,571.00 at a ceremony held this Thursday the 14th in Lages (SC). Present at the event were Douglas Dalmasi, director of Klabin’s Industrial Sack Business and Amarildo Farias, secretary of Social Assistance for the municipality.

The amount donated through the Fund for Children and Adolescents (FCA) will help to purchase diagnostic imaging equipment for the institution. The FCA donation event will be repeated again this year in other towns of Santa Catarina and in other states where the company is active.

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Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
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07/12/2012
Klabin commemorates the graduation of the 7th class of Environmental Guards of Lages

Students learned about the best environmental practices during the course promoted by the Environmental Military Police of Santa Catarina

Students acting to disseminate concepts of environmental preservation, helping the community and acting as ecological guards. These are the objectives of the Environmental Guards Program, which is promoted by the Environmental Military Police of Santa Catarina and sponsored by Klabin and which commemorated the graduation of its 7th class in the municipality of Lages in Santa Catarina. Representatives from Klabin, authorities from Townhall and the Environmental Police were all present at the event, held on the 6th of December at the Lages Chamber of Store Owners.

To become environmental guards the 21 graduating students, from the public and private school systems, underwent 180 hours of classes given by the Environmental Military Police on environmental preservation, pollution – of the air, the water and the soil – and recycling and learned in practice how to care for nature. At the end of the course, the students took part in a two-day camp. During this activity they received classes by day and by night to stimulate their senses – hearing, sight, smell and touch – of teamwork and leadership and were also given instructions on first aid and fire prevention with the Fire Brigade.

“The Environmental Guards Program makes youngsters of the region aware of the importance of preserving the environment. Besides environmental work, the program offers a social side, which endeavors to reclaim citizenship by training the participants”, states Mireli Pitz, a biologist responsible for the Program in the state.

For Sergeant Tristão, one of the people responsible for the program in the Environmental Military Police, “this initiative teaches young people to be more aware of the importance of environmental preservation, enabling them to convey these messages to others in their social circle and thus become multipliers”.

The Environmental Guards Program is an initiative of the Environmental Military Police and the result of important partnerships with Townhall, through its Municipal Secretary of Education, and Klabin and has benefited 470 adolescents from Santa Catarina’s mountain region.

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