From January 17th to 19th, Lisbon is the stage for the National Eco-Schools Seminar 2020. Teachers and municipal technicians from schools all over the country will be present at another event on the Lisbon European Green Capital agenda.
This project is considered one of the most impacting in the area of environmental education in Portugal and it already has 1564 schools involved, as well as the participation of several associations related to environmental issues.
To inform, encourage participation, value the territory and the commitment to the environment – these were the goals of Lisboa Green Capital 2020 highlighted at the opening seminar on January 17th by José Sá Fernandes, Councillor for the Environment, Climate and Energy, and Green Structure.
Inês Costa, Secretary of State for the Environment, also attended the meeting and classified Eco-Schools as a successful national wave that conveys the importance of the biosphere to young people.
In the year that Lisbon is the European Green Capital 2020, there will be several projects and competitions aimed at the school community, from pre-school to university, integrated in the project “My Capital is Green”.