quarta-feira, 31 de julho de 2013

Ganhadores sorteio bola de futebol - 31/07/2013



Estamos divulgando os ganhadores do sorteio de hoje. São eles:
LUIZ GUSTAVO NOGARA, que vai receber pelo correio uma bola Cafusa por ter avatar na Rede Azerox! Parabéns!

E mais: HIRO OZONO, JEAN CURTI, VICTOR FELICE, RICARDO MORAES.
Parabéns a todos! Estes levam uma bola de futebol cada um.
Estes sortudos devem responder os emails que foram encaminhados, com as informações de endereço para que possamos enviar seus prêmios pelo correio!

Resultado Sorteio CD´s JMJ

Informamos que os ganhadores dos Cd´s, foram:

•Rádio Catedral - Posição #13
•Natasha Teixeira - Posição #23

Não tivemos outros ganhadores.

Os ganhadores deverão retirar seus prêmios na organização do COL.

Rua Benjamim Constant 23, Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ.






















GREENPEACE - Juventude Solar

O Juventude Solar é um trabalho de mobilização com jovens de Vila Isabel que receberam treinamento para instalarem, junto com voluntários da organização, placas solares no telhado do Centro Comunitário Lídia dos Santos. Esse projeto só foi possível graças aos nossos colaboradores. Se você quer fazer parte da mudança, junte-se a nós. Para saber mais, acesse: www.greenpeace.org.br/juventudesolar



(©Otávio Almeida/Greenpeace) Fonte: Greenpeace Brasil



terça-feira, 30 de julho de 2013

Papa se despede do Brasil em encontro com voluntários da JMJ no Riocentro


O Papa Francisco pediu coragem de "ir contra a corrente" e de "ser felizes" a cerca de 12 mil jovens neste domingo (28) durante encontro com voluntários da Jornada Mundial da Juventude no Riocentro, seu último evento público antes de partir para Roma. Ele embarcou no Galeão às 19h21. “Parto com a alma cheia de recordações felizes”, disse. E encerrou: "Rezem por mim". Veja o vídeo com a reportagem completa.


Fonte: G1; Portal Governo_RJ

segunda-feira, 29 de julho de 2013

WWF - Statement on the Pope's Amazon-themed Speech to Brazilian Bishops

News from WWF Global:
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?209486/WWF-Statement-on-the-Popes-Amazon-themed-Speech-to-Brazilian-Bishops

Posted on 29 July 2013

In response to Pope Francis’ Amazon-themed speech to Brazilian bishops, World Wildlife Fund’s Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of WWF’s Sacred Earth program, issued the following statement:

The Amazon rain forest, Loreto region, Peru
© Brent Stirton / WWF Perú
“We’re grateful that Pope Francis is adding his influential voice to the growing number of faith leaders around the world who are recognizing the importance of protecting our planet from environmental harm. And we’re especially thankful he’s urging young people to be problem solvers on behalf of the entire planet and all of God’s creations.

“Pope Francis’ compassionate speech today asking bishops to respect the environment in which we live and to continue to protect the Amazon will reach millions and carry historic importance.

“WWF applauds Pope Francis’ uplifting World Youth Day message calling for ‘respect and protection of the entire creation which God has entrusted to man, not so that it indiscriminately exploited, but rather made into a garden.’

“We and the Earth depend on a healthy Amazon. Together, with the pontiff’s help and other church leaders, we can protect this amazing place that’s home to one in ten known plant and animals species on the planet. Together we can protect nature for all humanity.

“The 33 million people who live in the Amazon are threatened by climate change, pollution and deforestation. The Amazon rainforest traps carbon, a necessity to regulate the clean air we breathe, and helps stabilize global climates for its people and the world. Pope Francis’ remarks today reaffirming that the Church’s work ‘is still present and critical to the area’s future’ is promising.

“In anticipation of the Pope’s World Youth Day remarks, WWF and The Alliance of Religions and Conservation sent a letter to his Holiness, requesting that he include a special message in his teachings, ‘calling for young Catholics to help turn the tide of destruction in the Amazon, erosion of the ecology and poverty.’

“Faith leaders are vital, local champions of the environment. In a world where 80% of the population embraces a faith, they’re a compelling voice and have the power to move mountains in their communities. The Pope is one of the most significant leaders to speak on behalf of nature and the majestic wildlife and wild places under threat.”


quarta-feira, 24 de julho de 2013

JMJ faz sorteio de 10 cd´s


A JMJ vai sortear 10 cd´s 
"NO CORAÇÃO DA JORNADA", e para participar e muito fácil.

Regras do sorteio de CDs JMJ


Os participantes deverão
Os sorteados serão as pessoas que estiverem nas posições na lista de seguidores da JMJ às 15:00 hs do dia 31de Julho 2013.

Posições:  

13# 23 # 33# 43# 53# 63# 73# 83# 93# 103#

Os vencedores serão divulgados no perfil da JMJ no Azerox e no Blog Azerox.
Os vencedores receberão um email confirmando o resultado, e deverão retirar os CDs até o dia 7 de Agosto no COL ou na Radio Catedral, mediante documento.
Caso não seja retirado até a data, os cd´s serão doados aos organizadores do COL.

Bola de futebol - Sorteio de 24/07/2013

Estamos divulgando os ganhadores do sorteio de 24/07/2013.

São eles:
REGINALDO TEIXEIRA, que vai receber pelo correio uma bola Cafusa por ter avatar na Rede Azerox!
Parabéns!

E mais: GIOVANNA DALLAPE, DOUGLAS CUNHA, BEATRIZ OLIVEIRA e RICARDO MORAES.

Parabéns a todos!
Estes levam uma bola de futebol cada um.

Estes sortudos devem responder os emails que foram encaminhados, com as informações de endereço para que possamos enviar seus prêmios pelo correio!

Dia 31/07/2013 teremos mais um sorteio! Serão mais 5 bolas, e é muito fácil de participar.
Ainda está em tempo. Corra!


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quarta-feira, 17 de julho de 2013

Bola de futebol - Sorteio de 17/07/2013

Estamos divulgando os ganhadores do sorteio de 17/07/2013.

São eles:
LOREN CERQUEIRA, que vai receber pelo correio uma bola Cafusa por ter avatar na Rede Azerox!
Parabéns!

E mais: LEONARDO SABOIA DE AZEVEDO, GUSTAVO CARVALHO, LYGIA BOVO e JONATHAS HOLANDA BARBOSA.

Parabéns a todos!
Estes levam uma bola de futebol cada um.

Estes sortudos devem responder os emails que foram encaminhados, com as informações de endereço para que possamos enviar seus prêmios pelo correio!

Dia 24/07/2013 teremos mais um sorteio! Serão mais 5 bolas, e é muito fácil de participar.
Ainda está em tempo. Corra!


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WWF - Nichos ecológicos -- Renato Orlandini Barreto

Nichos ecológicos -- Renato Orlandini Barreto
Notícia do site da JMJ:
http://www.rio2013.com/pt/multimidia/videos/12556/Nichos-ecologicos-Renato-Orlandini-Barreto

17/07/2013

Renato Orlandini é engenheiro de meio ambiente e foi mais um jovem diretamente ligado à Jornada Mundial da Juventude que compartilhou seus pensamentos sobre fé e meio ambiente para esta série de depoimentos desenvolvida pelo WWF e JMJ. Segundo ele, apesar...




GREENPEACE - The diminishing glow of nuclear energy

The diminishing glow of nuclear energy
News from Greenpeace International:
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/the-diminishing-glow-of-nuclear-energy/blog/45939/

Blogpost by Arin de Hoog - July 15, 2013 at 17:36Add comment



In France, Greenpeace activists got past security and climbed reactor structures at the Tricastin nuclear power plant. They unfurled a banner which read: ACCIDENT NUCLÉAIRE AU TRICASTIN FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE : PRÉSIDENT DE LA CATASTROPHE? (Nuclear Accident: François Hollande The President Of The Disaster?). Earlier this morning, other activists projected a crack onto the superstructure of the plant illustrating that French President, Hollande, needs to shut down 20 nuclear reactors in the country by 2020 in keeping with his promise to cut nuclear power from three-quarters to half by 2025.

Banner At Kori Nuclear Reactor, South Korea
© Alex Hofford / Greenpeace
The projection of the crack, by the way, is not foreshadowing an eminent condition. Cracks have been found in the reactor vessels of several plants in France, and throughout the world.
In South Korea our office there has been hard at work drawing attention to the dangers of nuclear energy. Last Wednesday saw several climbers suspended from the Gwangan Bridge in Busan showing Koreans that the Gori power plant poses a grave risk to the people living in its proximity. Today, the Rainbow Warrior could be seen from the same nuclear plant – the oldest facility in the country – with a very simple message printed on a banner stretched between her masts: CHERNOBYL, FUKUSHIMA, BUSAN?

The banner onboard the Rainbow Warrior is telling in its simplicity. It creates the spectre of Chernobyl and Fukushima, and by omission Three Mile Island, Windscale and the far too many other nuclear and radiation accidents across the world. It brings to mind images of people whose health has been affected by radiation, and vast swathes of fall-out wasteland which leaves burn scars for generations after the accident. Also telling, because the message itself is simple: Nuclear energy is neither secure, safe nor even practical.

A status report released Thursday by independent consultants makes no bones about – not only the health risks associated with nuclear energy, but the economic impracticality of this kind of energy production as a whole. You don’t have to get very far into the report to find that facilities peaked in their output a decade ago, and have been in decline ever since. This is in the face of an ever-increasing global energy consumption. It begs the question, what’s the point of nuclear energy if demands can be met in a sustainable way?
Although the movement against nuclear power plants in France and South Korea happen to be focused on specific locations, the call to stop generating nuclear energy needs to be heard by everyone. Tricastin is one plant which was breached by our activists this time, but it is representative of five [in French] others' which are decrepit, riddled with cracks, and are at high risk of serious accidents.

The Gori plant in Busan, another ticking time bomb, is indicative of a whole other set of problems besides the safety of the plants themselves. It is the lack of transparency by the Nuclear energy industry as it deftly clucks a narrative of efficiency and sustainability while stroking the backs of any policy-makers within reach. In the past few years the nuclear industry in South Korea has been riddled with corruption involving skirting regulation, faking certificates and forging warranties.

The collusion between state officials and nuclear energy mavens is seen as one of the causes of the Fukushima disaster. In places like Japan it has been repeatedly shown that, were it not for independent oversight, unsafe and outright broken reactors would be re-activated by people gazing at their wallets and not looking out for the health of the people they govern. Again, while focused on one geographic region the problem is endemic. As former US Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner, Peter Bradford, wrote, “For various reasons in many nations, the nuclear industry cannot tell the truth about its progress, its promise or its perils. Its backers in government and in academia do no better.”

There is something else that draws people out of their homes and onto the streets to protest against nuclear power, as they did in Guandong province, China, last week. It is that, as long as nuclear fatly wedges itself into the turnstile though which energy expenditure passes, we won’t be able to seriously talk about clean, safe and renewable power. The 37-billion Chinese yuan that would have gone to a uranium processing facility in the Longwan Industrial Park can be put towards a sustainable way to generate energy. A way that doesn’t degenerate the planet or sicken and kill people.

"The gap between nuclear rhetoric and nuclear reality has been a fundamental impediment to wise energy policy decisions for half a century now," wrote Professor Bradford. Turning the last half-century around to wiser energy policy decisions shouldn't be left to policy-makers, industry leaders, or even the small group of French or South Koreans who shine a light on an increasingly redundant and dangerous industry. It is up to all of us to push nuclear energy off the table, for the health of ourselves and of our planet.
Arin de Hoog is a Media Relations Specialist with Greenpeace International

quarta-feira, 10 de julho de 2013

Bola de futebol - Sorteio de 10/07/2013

Estamos divulgando os ganhadores do sorteio de 10/07/2013.

São eles:
EVERTON PINOTTI MARTIN, que vai receber pelo correio uma bola Cafusa por ter avatar na Rede Azerox!
Parabéns!

E mais: DIEGO LEONE, CHARLES EGIDIO, MARTA FREITAS e PEDRO ATILA FREITAS COSTA..
Parabéns a todos!
Estes levam uma bola de futebol cada um.

Estes sortudos devem responder os emails que foram encaminhados, com as informações de endereço para que possamos enviar seus prêmios pelo correio!

Dia 17/07/2013 teremos mais um sorteio! Serão mais 5 bolas, e é muito fácil de participar.
Ainda está em tempo. Corra!


Para isso, faça seu cadastro na Rede Azerox com a sua conta de Facebook.
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quarta-feira, 3 de julho de 2013

GREENPEACE - The lengths illegal wood will travel

The lengths illegal wood will travel
News from Greenpeace International:
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/the-lengths-illegal-wood-will-travel/blog/45814/

Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - July 2, 2013 at 17:25

Look around and check if you see any wood surfacing. It might be a cupboard in your kitchen, your chair, or the desk you are reading this on. Then chances are you see tropical veneer.
There is also a chance that the wood for that veneer has been sourced illegally. Possibly even from thousands of miles away in the Democratic Republic of Congo where companies cut through the country's vast intact forests to harvest timber.

Illegal logging is rampant in the DRC and in other countries throughout the Congo Basin, home to the world's second largest rain-forested area. Several international companies are involved and much of the wood makes its way to Europe.

Greenpeace recently investigated one shipment of endangered Wengé wood. Its journey and destination demonstrate why new legislation, recently introduced by the EU, needs a lot more attention from governments and companies.

Felled in the Congolese province of Equateur using an illegal permit by the Bakri Bois Corporation, the wood was then floated hundreds of kilometers along the Congo river, driven to the international harbor where a large container ship loaded the wood on board and made the long journey north to the Belgian port of Antwerp where it unloaded its cargo on April 24.
Greenpeace Belgium spotted immediately that the wood was illegal. Then, emphasising the global nature of the timber trade, a Swiss-based trader Bois d'Afrique Mondiale bought the wood, but left it in the customs zone for two months, while the company was presumably searching for a buyer.
Almost two months later, Greenpeace found the same shipment of wood at a veneer processing facility in the Czech Republic, which is owned by none other than the Danzer Group. The controversial Swiss-based timber giant was disassociated from the Forest Stewardship Council just over a month ago after a complaint from Greenpeace alleging that they were involved in human rights violations through one of their then subsidiaries in DRC in 2011.

Czech Activists Uncover Illegal Logs from DRC.
© Ibra Ibrahimoviç / Greenpeace
This week our team in the Czech Republic staged an action before the timber was able to be moved on. Briefly commandeering the wood, they called for the authorities in the country to seize it immediately and implement the terms of the European Timber Regulation (EUTR).

Czech Activists Uncover Illegal Logs from DRC. © Ibra Ibrahimoviç / Greenpeace
A thorough and immediate investigation into Danzer's practices as well as into the other companies involved in the supply chain is required.

The European Union, after many years of campaignsing by an array of NGOs, adopted the EUTR in 2010, which prohibits timber traders and companies placing any illegal timber or timber products on the EU market. It became effective in March 2013, but clearly faces challenges with its enforcement.
The trade of illegal timber operates essentially in a vicious circle. While companies will continue to fuel illegal logging in the DRC if they break the EUTR and place illegal timber on the market, the lack of good governance and enforcement in the country’s chaotic logging sector means shipments can leave the country with impunity.

Those that stand to lose out most are ordinary Congolese whose environment is being destroyed and whose livelihoods are removed. Last month Greenpeace visited the Bakri Bois Corporation's logging area in Equateur province. Local witnesses described how the company had broken its social contract.
The authorities in the DRC need to begin enforcing their own regulations and governments in the EU need to make sure they do not turn a blind eye to illegal timber trade, epitomized by the shipment of endangered Wengé from the tropics of the Congo to a veneer facility in the Czech countryside. Otherwise the forests and communities of the Congo Basin will continue to suffer as their trees end up lining the inside of yachts and adorning high end furniture.

Bola de futebol - Sorteio de 03/07/2013

Estamos divulgando os ganhadores do sorteio de 03/07/2013.

São eles:
Guilherme Maia, que vai receber pelo correio uma bola Cafusa por ter avatar na Rede Azerox!
Parabéns!

E mais: Cristiano Farias Figueiredo, Hemmerson Rosa, Jullye Andryes e Vitor Zortea.
Parabéns a todos!
Estes levam uma bola de futebol cada um.

Estes sortudos devem responder os emails que foram encaminhados, com as informações de endereço para que possamos enviar seus prêmios pelo correio!

Dia 10/07/2013 teremos mais um sorteio! Serão mais 5 bolas, e é muito fácil de participar.
Ainda está em tempo. Corra!


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WWF - Recommends against paper purchases from APP as doubts mount on deforestation pledge

News from WWF Global:
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?209267/WWF-maintains-wait-and-see-advice-to-APP-paper-buyers

Posted on 02 July 2013

Jakarta: WWF is recommending against purchasing paper from or investing in APP, as  concerns mount over the implementation of the company's February promise to halt deforestation .

WWF was cautiously optimistic that APP's new Forest Conservation Policy is a step in the right direction for the Sinar Mas Group company.  Although it welcomed the recent APP announcement of “an absolute deadline of 31 August 2013 for all natural forest wood felled prior to 1 February 2013 to have reached its pulp mills", WWF believes potential loopholes for continued deforestation remain.

WWF is urging a strengthened commitment,  excluding all Mixed Tropical Hardwoods (MTH) from the mills, shutting down potential loopholes allowing continuing deforestation as  well as making the monitoring of violations simple.
Tropical forest - and tiger habitat - classified as scrub before being subjected
to what APP has described as "accidental clearing"

© Eyes on the Forest

 . . . classifying forest as scrub . . .

NGO concerns generally were heightened after Sumatra NGO coalition Eyes on the Forest revealed continuing deforestation of tropical forest and tiger habitat on four metre deep peat by an APP supplier in Riau, Sumatra in May. APP has since described the clearing as "accidental" - an explanation at odds with its initial revelation of  the existence of many, previously undisclosed non-moratorium areas where clearing could continue.

More problematic is how tropical forest and tiger habitat came to be classified as "scrub" prior to the clearing.

"The latest incident of forest clearance moratorium violation in Riau warrants our precautionary position questioning APP’s achievement of zero deforestation" noted the WWF Advisory to Buyers and Investors of the Sinar Mas Group/Asia Pulp and Paper issued on 1 July.

”APP’s “FCP implementation team” categorized a relatively intact forest as “young and old scrub” and allowed a supplier to clear it to supply MTH to APP’s pulp mill."

WWF also questioned "the inability of APP's monitoring system to identify moratorium violations before NGOs found them".

WWF also wrote that it “doubts that APP would have sufficient plantation fiber after 31 August 2013 for all its pulp and paper mills globally, especially with the to-be-built South Sumatra mega mill. Thus we assume that their mills would need to continue relying on MTH, potentially from deforestation".

Given the limited conservation benefits for Sumatra where most of the APP and supplier concessions were cleared prior to the moratorium, WWF has also highlighted the continuing lack of  company commitment to forest restoration .

To help APP succeed in becoming a global leader as a deforestation-free company. WWF is seeking a commitment that as of 31 August 2013, "APP will rely exclusively on plantation fiber and not pulp any further mixed tropical hardwood, no matter of what origin, in any of its mills worldwide".

"This would simplify the wood sourcing system, prevent mistakes and streamline verification audits to ensure APP’s core commitment to achieve “no deforestation”, the advisory says. APP itself admits the challenges “when operating across a huge land area” but switching to full plantation fiber supply restricts the control points to just the pulp mills’ gates.

WWF and Eyes on the Forest (a coalition of WWF-Indonesia, Jikalhari and Wahli Riau) are also asking APP to commit to a process with Indonesian NGOs to identify, restore and protect priority ecosystems and areas of high conservation and community values.


terça-feira, 2 de julho de 2013

GREENPEACE - I was in Gezi to call for the End of Coal

I was in Gezi to call for the End of Coal
News from Greenpeace International:
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/gezi-park/blog/45805/

Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - July 1, 2013 at 23:42

On Saturday, in Istanbul, I marched with 500 young people from 134 countries and several thousand people from Turkey, for the right to live in a healthy environment: to demand the End of the Age of Coal.
In the wake of the Gezi Park protests, this was also a poignant moment to underline people's right to peaceful protest. It stressed the necessity for public participation in all decisions that affect their environment and the quality of their lives.
The Gezi protests in Istanbul are an awakening after years of environmental abuse in Turkey backed by an erosion of democratic participation that has put private profit before the environment and public good and public opinion.
© Daniel Maissan - Photo: Daniel Maissan
Unfortunately, the same is true for many other countries across the world.
Global Power Shift conference
The march, and the rally, came at the end of the "Global Power Shift" meeting; a week of training in building citizen movements and in running campaigns for action on climate change. Global Power Shift was organised by 350.org and 45 partner organisations, including Greenpeace Mediterranean, and two Turkish groups: TEMA Vakfı and Küresel Eylem Grubu.


The 500 young people are the next wave in a globally networked movement to stop coal burning, end the age of coal and demand urgent action to prevent runaway climate change. After China, India and Russia, Turkey is the 4th largest coal burner in the world.
The End of the Age of Coal activities ricocheted around the world beginning on Saturday in Australia with the publication of an open letter to Australia's four biggest banks. More than 60 prominent Australians urged the banks to stop investing in coal and other fossil fuels for the sake of the climate. The people supporting the letter included scientists, artists, former politicians, musicians, writers, religious leaders, health professionals and environmentalists.
Activists across the world staged more than 70 events demanding that governments and companies stop investing in new coal projects and commit instead to phasing out coal and implement a massive shift towards renewable energy.
Australia was followed by the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Burma, South Africa, Slovenia, Romania, Italy, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the US. There were 13 countries that had activities. The anti-coal movement is becoming increasingly stronger.
One big step away from winning
Like Gezi Park, our whole planet is a fragile and special place. It is my hope and belief we will see the same energy to protect the climate grow like we saw the movement to protect Gezi grow.
From the End of the Age of Coal rally on Saturday, with some of our colleagues from Greenpeace Turkey I joined a protest in Taksim Square to commemorate the people killed over the past few weeks during the protests across Turkey.
© Daniel Maissan - Photo: Daniel Maissa


The violent repression of protest by the Turkish police force has not stopped. A day earlier a man was killed and ten more people where wounded when police opened fire on a group calling for greater police accessibility in the Kurdish area of Turkey. Media in Turkey are timidly reporting such incidents which in turn only fuels the anger and frustration of many Turks towards their government.


I often quote Mandela, who once said that he was prepared to die for an ideal and for social justice. I was incredibly moved by the thousands of Turks who are willing to take risks and peacefully protest against a government that uses brutal force, tear gas and water canons to suppress the people's voice. History shows us that justice will ultimately prevail. Solidarity and non-violence where resolute amongst those in Taksim Square – and I found that both energizing and inspirational.
Increasingly people are realising that the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice are one and the same, and that governments will not listen until decent men and women say, enough is enough, and, no more.
Globally, people's disappointment with their governments is bubbling up and I am deeply inspired and hopeful that the air of change will materialize. A just, equitable, sustainable and peaceful future lies ahead of us if people continue to resist flawed economic and environmental policies and are willing to put their lives on the line even with the risks that entails.
We must stay strong, stay connected and stay peaceful.  As Mahatma Gandhi put it: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.  Lets take some comfort from the fact that they are not ignoring or laughing at us.  Indeed they are fighting the forces of justice and let’s hope that means we are one big step away from winning.