celestial green ventures blog

Celestial Green Ventures (CGV) is pleased to announce the release of our new corporate blog.



This WordPress blog has been integrated to our newly redesigned website to provide you a quick and easy way to connect to us.

Please, visit our new blog for future posts and updates on the environment and climate change. There you can also read the latest news about Celestial Green Ventures and our REDD+ Forest Conservation Projects, in the Brazilian Amazon.

We would like to thank all of our readers and say that we look forward to seeing you on the new Celestial Green Ventures blog. Feel free to send us your feedback or thoughts to info@celestialgreenventures.com.


The Celestial Green Ventures Team

Our Social Media

facebook-logo twitter-bird-white-on-blue google_plus_logo-1 LinkedIn-Logo-02 We enjoy writing our posts here at Celestial Green Ventures, but did you know you can also interact with us by our other social media site? We have a wide range of social media for example: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. All of our social media sites are undated with our blog post and any other posts that may be erellaevent to us.

The whole aim to our social media sites is to give people an inside into what the company is about and what we are planning to do in the future also just to give people a bit of information on what we are interested in.

Here are the links to all of our social media sites, have a look and see what you think.

Amazon Climate Change -Thomas Stelzer

Thomas Stelzer, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs. Photo: A Critica

“Globally speaking, if the Amazon region lost its ability to capture carbon, it would be more difficult to control climate change, which is the world’s biggest challenge today”, said the United Nations (UN) Official Thomas Stelzer to A Critica, a local newspaper in Brazil.

According to him, this subject affects the environmental arrangements throughout the world, as the Amazon rainforest plays an important role in the global weather regulation for the large amount of carbon it can absorb from the atmosphere. From that, the need to protect the Amazon is essential.

Stelzer visited Manaus, city located in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, to participate in the celebrations of the 2013 Environment Week. He visited research institutions and debated actions designed to promote sustainability and development in the Amazonas State of Brazil.

As we all know, Brazil is hosting the 2014 World Cup. Recently, they have revealed their latest Stadium ready for the matches, called National Mané Garrincha Stadium, located in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital. Mané Garrincha could be the first stadium in the world to be awarded the Platinum LEED seal, which is the top sustainability related certificate, awarded by the Green Building Council (GBC).

Also known as Eco-arena, because of its sustainable achievements, the stadium construction included the reuse of material from the demolition of the old building and the use of recyclable products. Besides, the current infrastructure is designed to save water and energy. Rainwater will be collected and treated to be reused, and nearly 2,000 solar panels on the roof will produce up to 2.2 Megawatts. This will be redirected to power more than 2,000 houses, when the stadium is not in use.

The stadium stands at 46 metres high and is divided into four sectors with eight storeys, 19 gates and 158 turnstiles at the entrance points. The new 72,800-seater stadium also has 74 boxes, 276 toilets, 40 bars, 2 restaurants and 14 snack bars. Football matches won’t be the only use for Mané Garrincha Eco-arena, as it has also been designed to host events, concerts, conferences and meetings.

National Mané Garrincha Stadium

National Mané Garrincha Stadium. Photo: Bleacher Report

World Environment Day 2013

World Environment Day 2013. Photo: Think.Eat.Save

“Think, Eat and Save”, this is today’s celebration theme for the World Environment Day 2013, promoted by the United Nations (UN). This year’s event is an anti-food waste and loss campaign with the objective to raise awareness of the impacts of food waste and loss to the environment and encourage us to reduce our food print.

According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food is either lost or wasted every year. This amount is equivalent to roughly one third of the world’s food production for human consumption. Additionally, food waste is a drain of the world’s natural capital, as food depends on many resources, such as fresh water and others, to be produced.

Given these facts, the UN invites us to take action and rethink our lifestyles. “Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference”, said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

You can register individual or group activities done in order to help the environment on a special mural dedicated to the World Environment Day 2013.

The US President Barack Obama. Photo: Yahoo News

The US President Barack Obama. Photo: Yahoo News

I don’t have much patience for people who deny climate change, but if you’ve got creative approaches, market-based approaches, tell me about them. […] We also know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or 10 years ago, and that the future…in part, is going to depend on our willingness to deal with something that we may not be able to see or smell the way you could when the Chicago River was on fire, or at least could have caught on fire, but is in some ways more serious, more fundamental.”

said the US President Barack Obama, last week, at the Democratic fundraiser, in Chicago, in the United States.

If you have ever wondered how much greenhouse gas (GHG) the world produces annually, you may now have a close estimation. The World Resources Institute, in partnership with the ASN Bank, Ecofys and DuurzaamBedrijfsleven.nl, published this week an updated flow chart detailing the global GHG emissions for the year 2010, when approximately 48,629 million tons of CO2-eq were released to the atmosphere.

The infographic shows that the human activities alone are responsible for 76% of the CO2 emissions, the main driver of global warming. It still points out the sectors that contribute the most to the world’s GHG emissions and identifies what kind of natural resources they use. Overall, the Industry sector accounts for 29% of these emissions, followed by the Transport and the Land Use Change sectors with 15% each.

Click on the image below to see the full infographic.

GHG emissions Flow Chart

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