NMS was one of the 56 Higher Education Schools that received the 1st Eco-Schools of Higher Education Award and one of the first 10 Schools and the only University Education Institution to receive the 1st EcoCampus Award.
At the event, awarded by the Blue Flag Association of Europe (ABAE), which took place on October 19, 2022 in Coimbra, at Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra, NOVA Medical School was represented by the Coordinators of the Board of Sustainability from NMS, Professor Diana Teixeira and Engineer Vânia Coucello and by the Master's student in Human Nutrition and Metabolism, Inês Castela.
EcoCampus is a new program of the Blue Flag Association of Europe (ABAE) that promotes sustainability in higher education institutions: colleges, higher schools, institutes, universities and polytechnics. The application for EcoCampus 21/22 was available until February 15th for higher education institutions (HEIs) that were awarded as Eco-Schools in 2020/2021. Thus, EcoCampus is a supplementary process to Eco-Schools that promotes the continuous improvement of the environmental management of the Campus, planning actions for 3 years that involve all the services and valences of the Campus, as well as the adoption of sustainable behaviors in the academic and local communities. .
In the EcoCampus application form, the HEIs present information on environmental management, photographs, annexes and a description of the Campus, followed by the presentation of the Campus Sustainability Strategy for 3 years, in conjunction with the Sustainable Development Goals.