Lisbon Awards Group highlights municipalities and parishes with the “Autarchy of the Year” award for their innovative practices on the environment.
The Autarchy of the Year Award was created with the aim of honoring municipalities and parishes that stand out, in the most varied areas, for their innovative practices and strict management of the public interest.
The Environmental Awareness Subcategory had two winners, the project “Safety Workshop – Educating for the Future”, by the Municipality of Lousã and the “Municipal Year of the Forest of Proença-a-Nova”, by the Municipality of Proença-a-Nova.
The Safety Workshop appeared in 2004 and is an Environmental Education Equipment recognized by the Portuguese Environment Agency. The activities cover 4 areas, the protection of the forest, the preservation of water and water resources and associated ecosystems, domestic risks, and road hazards.
The Municipal Year of the Forest launched a series of initiatives in the Municipality of Proença-a-Nova to raise awareness of the importance of the forest, promoting good management and fire prevention.
In another relevant category, Urbanism and Green Spaces, the “Call the Garbage” of the Parish Council of Estrela stood out, and the LIFE CWR Project – Ecological Restoration and Conservation of the Coastal Wet Green Infrastructure of Praia Vitória, by Municipality of Praia da Vitória.
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