June 04, 2021

Klabin launches Caiubi Environmental Education Program in São Leopoldo

Initiative was discussed in a live webcast held by the city’s Municipal Educational Department (SMED) on its YouTube channel

São Leopoldo, June 4, 2021 – Klabin, in partnership with the Municipal Educational Department of São Leopoldo (SMED), is expanding the Klabin Caiubi Environmental Education Program to the city, which is located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The initiative will benefit teachers from public schools through training programs and content on the importance of waste management and environmental preservation. 

The launch of the program was marked by the live webcast “Towards Zero Waste Education,” held by the Municipal Educational Department on its YouTube channel on June 1. The chat discussed about the project, which will offer training programs to teachers from public schools in order to build more sustainable schools and communities, and was mediated by Diego Comerlato, educational advisor to SMED SL, and attended by Marcos Castilho, SL industrial manager at Klabin, Vanessa Monteiro, engineer at Klabin’s Sustainability and Environment department, Gonzalo Flores, biologist at the Klabin Ecological Park, Henrique da Silva, Sustainability and Environment coordinator at Klabin, and Daiana Schwengber, biologist and founding partner of Apoena Socioambiental. 

Overall, the project will hold three training programs for teachers from the city’s public schools, during weekly meetings to be held in June. Note that the program activities are adapted to be held virtually, ensuring  the safety of participants during the coronavirus pandemic. Another live webcast will be held on June 28, at 7 p.m., on the SMED channel to mark the conclusion of the program. 

The Klabin Caiubi Environmental Education Program was launched in 2001 in Paraná. In 2008, Klabin expanded the initiative to Santa Catarina and, in 2019, held its first edition in Feira de Santana, Bahia. During these two decades, the program has already benefited over 4,800 teachers, 457,000 students and 2,470 schools. To celebrate 20 years of the initiative, Klabin launched a news portal with information, images, videos and educational materials about the environment, expanding the positive impact of the project through the Internet.  

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