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Sustainable FCT NOVA


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FCT NOVA has been developing several activities in the field of sustainability, having come to the following path:





  • Beginning of the Sustainable FCT NOVA initiative, with the support of professors and researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, with the aim of outlining the school's Sustainability Strategy.
  • Participation in the 1st Sustainable Campus Meeting (ECS 2018) at the University of Coimbra, which led to the creation of the Sustainable Campus Network, a sustainability network of Portuguese University campuses.
  • Creation of the Vision for Sustainable FCT NOVA, co-created under the 1st Sustainable FCT NOVA Participatory Workshop.
  • 1st Sustainable FCT NOVA Participatory Workshop, conducted with the main stakeholders of the FCT NOVA campus, on November 21, 2018.



  • Launching of the book FCTVIVA - Campus Biodiversity, as part of the FCT VIVA project, which presents a record of the biodiversity at FCT NOVA, identifying the most common plant and animal species on the campus (bilingual edition, in Portuguese and English).
  • Opening of the Environmental Engineering Grove, as part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of NOVA's Environmental Engineering.



  • Starting of the Ponds with Life project, that led to the construction and waterproofing of a wildlife pond to host species and form an ecosystem on the FCT NOVA Campus.



  • Integration of the Green Campus project in the organic structure of FCT NOVA, as a section of the Technical Support Division (DAT).



  • Starting of the Green Campus project, designed to audit and plan the eco-management of the Caparica Campus, developing a large-scale demonstration project as a basis for the development of an Environmental Management System, under which the first Environmental Survey of the Caparica Campus was performed.