A garden with more trees, to increases shade, reduce wind, last but not the least contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide. Garden benches made from recyclable material can be a meeting place and can host work meetings out of doors. Pedestrian paths and level crossings, as well as parking facilities for people with reduced mobility and cyclists. Investing in environmentally friendly irrigation and lighting, to reduce the impact on consumption and on the nature around us.
But that's not all: the various initiatives on behalf of the environment that already take place at NOVA now have a new impetus, with the signing of a protocol with Sociedade Ponto Verde, this Monday, the 6th, which aims to increase the commitment of the University with sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals.
"Committed to affirm itself as a civic and global university, ecologically correct, socially fair and economically sustainable, life at NOVA gains today a new impetus", highlighted Júlia Seixas, pro-rector for sustainability, in the presentation of the partnership.
Besides the dynamization of initiatives to raise awareness in the NOVA University community, support in the identification of infrastructures and equipment that promote the selective collection of packaging is also foreseen. "It is an essential partnership because it provides the necessary instruments to the different NOVA schools to work on a component that should deserve all our attention, as is the case of packaging recycling", emphasised Júlia Seixas, seconded by the Vice-Rector, João Amaro de Matos, who underlined also the idea of "individual practices being compatible with what we want society to do".
On behalf of EPAL, Luísa Branco also welcomed the challenge launched in the meantime for the exclusive consumption of tap water.
In view of the portrait made and the list of intentions announced, Ana Trigo de Morais, CEO of Sociedade Ponto Verde, was decisive: "it is a commitment of civic engagement and citizenship. Count on us; we count on you".