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On the 17th of May, the Human Milk Bank in Amazonas (Banco de Leite Humano do Amazonas), from the Ana Braga Maternity Hospital, in Manaus, in the Amazonas State of Brazil, officially launched a new campaign to encourage women to donate milk.

The organisation provides milk to approximately 200 children every month. Human breast milk has proven to be crucial for the survival of those babies, providing them with proper nutrients and help preventing diseases.

According to Elizabeth Hardman, nurse and coordinator of the project, the main objective of the campaign is “to save the lives of thousands of children through the donation of human milk, encouraging breastfeeding and helping to reduce infant mortality rates.”

The Human Milk Bank was founded in 2004, and works collecting, treating, and distributing human breast milk. The main people benefited from the donations are mothers in hospitals that, for some reason, are not able to breastfeed their newborns.

In 2012, the institution was able to distribute more than 700,000 litres of milk. The slogan for the campaign starting today is “donate mother´s milk and help nurturing healthier Brazilian children”.

Celestial Green Ventures is donating R$ 5,000 (five thousand Reais) for the campaign. The donation is being made through Instituto Amazônia Livre, a not-for-profit organisation which is CGV´s main partner in Brazil, and which is helping to raise the funds for the campaign.

“Last month, during a visit to Manaus, I met the team working with the Human Milk Bank, and I was impressed with the dedication of the staff, and the number of children that they have been able to help throughout the years,” recalls Ciaran Kelly, CEO of CGV.

The Human Milk Bank is supported by the Amazonas State Government. For more information on how to help the organisation, please call +55 92 36474234.

Ciaran Kelly, CEO of Celestial Green Ventures (4th from the right), with the team from the Human Milk Bank, in Manaus, last April

Ciaran Kelly, CEO of Celestial Green Ventures (4th from the right), with the team from the Human Milk Bank, in Manaus, in April


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Monica Gallego is the new CGV team member. Photo:CGV

Celestial Green Ventures is pleased to welcome Monica Gallego as our new REDD+ Project Coordinator. She is joining our team from Spain, where she completed a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Granada University (UGR), and a Master’s in Management and Restoration of Natural Environment from the Barcelona University (UB).

As an Environmentalist specialised in Natural Environment, Monica has experience carrying out environmental impact assessments, good knowledge in Geographic Information System (GIS) and ample competence in projects involving the areas of post-fire forest restoration and riparian vegetation regeneration, gained while developing projects throughout Spain.

Her international experience includes a course in Brazilian Savannah-forest restoration at the University of São Paulo (USP), in Brazil, and a practical working experience as a volunteer in the area of Biodiversity Management and Conservation for the NABU German Society for Nature Conservation, in Germany.

With great enthusiasm and energy, Monica is looking forward to broadening her experience with us, in Dublin, and contributing to the development of our forest conservation and biodiversity protection projects, in the Brazilian Amazon.

Welcome to the CGV team, Monica!

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While keeping ourselves up to speed on the carbon market and related environmental issues, our team often comes across several interesting articles that might interest you as well.

That’s why we decided that, besides our own stories, we are going to regularly post suggested external articles for you to read.

Our recommended story for today is an article from the Huffington Post, which lists the 25 most sustainable and eco-friendly university campuses from around the world.

We hope you enjoy it and feel free to send us your story suggestions, through our comments section below!

UC Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley (Photo from the Article via Facebook)

Ottawa U

University of Ottawa (Photo from the Article via Facebook)

Nottingham U

University of Nottingham (Photo from the Article)

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We are delighted that our Editor-in-Chief returns from Chile via Brazil tomorrow, after her Christmas holidays, back home in South America. Not only is Paula the Editor of our new Blog, but she also works tirelessly with our CEO and Head of Irish Operations as a PA, and has recently also taken on more responsibility in the role of PR Executive for Celestial Green Ventures. She has certainly been missed in the last few weeks, and we all look forward to welcoming her back tomorrow. She has also previously written her own Blog, so we all look forward to her excellent Blog posts in the coming weeks, throughout 2013 and beyond!

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So, the first few days back in work has gone really well. Although there is still some post-holiday mourning, it looks like 2013 is shaping up to be a great year. With many important events upcoming for Celestial Green Ventures and others, we are all optimistic that not only Ireland, but many other countries will see consumer and investor confidence and positivity return to the global economy.

Although there are no Olympics to look forward to this year, many exciting Environmental events and REDD+ projects will see great strides made this year. Environmental project developers are buoyant about both their own projects and the industry in general, and while only time will tell, all of us here at CGV are extremely confident about the year ahead.

You can keep up to date about our progress throughout 2013 and beyond, by following our Blog or becoming part of our expanding social network. If you have any questions which you would like to ask us, email us at info@celestialgreenventures.com

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Celestial Green Ventures are happy to welcome the newest member to our Team, here in Dublin. Allan, our newest recruit is from Fortaleza, the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil.

Having trained as a journalist in the prestigious Federal University of Ceará (UFC),  he is now looking to broaden his international experience in Dublin with CGV.

He brings with him excellent international experience and enthusiasm, as our new Marketing Executive and Translator. He has experience working in PR at City Hall in Fortaleza, and the management mentoring programme with Disney in Orlando, Florida, as well as a translator and assistant with the Florida FlyIns Project in the Ceará State, working with University of Florida journalism students.

You can discover more about Allan, over the following weeks from both our website, via our Team page, and here as the newest Celestial Green Ventures Blogger.

Welcome to the Team Allan.

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