NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities and NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas were awarded, on October 18th, in Guimarães, the Green Flag for good ecological practices.
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) supports the various projects of ABAE, which has been developing the International Eco-Schools Programme since 1996 – with the objective of encouraging actions and recognizing the quality work developed by schools, in the context of environmental education for sustainability. These schools are symbolically given a Green Flag for being an Eco-School.
This year two of NOVA schools were included among schools with good environmental practices. NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, represented in Guimarães by Maria José Roxo, Deputy Director and coordinator of the programme in the school, and by Catarina Bernardo, co-coordinator of the project implementation, received the flag stating that "this distinction, a motive of pride for NOVA FCSH, means that the school followed the methodology indicated by the programme, implemented its plan of action and carried out activities under the basic themes (water, waste and energy) and the annual themes sea and forest.” NMS|FCM was also in Guimarães to receive its Green Flag, in recognition for its "good environmental performance".
As a higher education institution, NOVA recognizes its role as an agent of transformation and is determined to contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.