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Portugal community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Wind power in Portugal - wikipedia:Renewable energy in Portugal

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Lisbon’s Green PB[edit | edit source]

Starting in 2019 Lisbon City Council's first ever 'green' PB, an initiative supported and managed by South Pole and EIT ClimateKIC's City Finance Lab, has been allocated a €5 million budget to support climate change mitigation and adaptation projects selected by local citizens.

Part of Lisbon City's wider participatory budget, it sets aside funds for projects with positive climate change mitigation and adaptation impacts, such as cycling lanes, tree planting for street heat reduction, or water capture and storage. The impact of the 'green' participatory budget is designed to be two-fold; ensuring constant annual investments into the city's low-carbon transition, whilst also raising awareness among citizens of the benefits of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. [1]

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Cascais participatory budget, 2011 - 2017

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Portugal

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Centro de Educação Ambiental, Torres Vedras

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

ClairCity, Eu project about air pollution and CO2 emissions in cities, putting the power in the hands of residents to determine the best local solutions.

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Solar cooking resources in Portugal

Sharing[edit | edit source]

The People Who Share - Portugal

Resources[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Lisbon’s Colour-Coded Approach to Improving Quality of Life, Mar 10 [2]


Climate Change Related Drought Bakes the Iberian Peninsula, Nov 10 [3]

Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal, Mar 7 [4]


Tem um projecto para Portugal? Há três milhões no primeiro Orçamento Participativo nacional, Jul 18 [5]

Portugal ran on renewable energy alone for four days, May 16 [6]


Lisbon ShareFest Brings Together the Portuguese Sharing Community, May 8 [7]


Pioneering Portugal has radically reduced its dependence on fossil fuels. This year nearly half of its electricity will come from renewable sources, August 20 [8]


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Tamera is a peace research village with the goal of becoming "a self-sufficient, sustainable and duplicable communitarian model for nonviolent cooperation and cohabitation between humans, animals, nature, and Creation for a future of peace for all." It is also often called a "healing biotope". Literally translated, "biotope" simply means a place where life lives. In Tamera, however, "healing biotope" is also described as a "greenhouse of trust", "an acupuncture point of peace", and "a self-sufficient future community". It is located on 335 acres (1.36 km2) in the Alentejo region of southwestern Portugal. W

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