FAAZ – Ferramentas Ambientais de A a Z

Leading agency: ICE- Instituto das Comunidades Educativas
Area(s) of intervention: Palmela
Total budget: € 7.500
NOPLANETB contribution: € 7.500
Duration: 10 months
Starting date: 1st of May 2019
Contacts: alternativa.ice@gmail.com

Summary of the project

The project designed by the Flor de Murta Association, FAAZ – Environmental Tools from A to Z, is part of the ICE Action Program for 2019, which aims to promote the adoption of more ecological and sustainable practices in each community. It is aimed at 26 pre-school students and 40 students from the Primary School of Olhos de Água, a rural village in the outskirts of Palmela, an area of low population density with some environmental problems, such as waste management and land use, due to non-ecological agricultural exploitation and uncontrolled urbanization processes, leading to abandon or neglect plots of public space. The project aims to create a structure of dialogue and action, from inside out the school, as the basis for local transformation towards the adoption of greener practices. It will last 10 months on a weekly basis and has several multiplier agents, establishing partnerships with local NGOs, in the field of Education for Sustainable Development, K-Evolution, Flor de Murta Association, environmental protection promoter of sustainable intervention in the landscape, which will stimulate activities aimed at the co-construction of a Living Laboratory and an atelier/workshop, where creative activities related to outdoor learning will take place. It establishes relationships with local companies, in accordance to the principles of the Circular Economy, and creates synergies with the principles of Education for Sustainable Development and Education for Global Citizenship. It will use the European e-twinning platform as a European resource for sharing good environmental practices with students and teachers from European schools.


  • Teachers, Educators, School District and School Community School Clerks (multiplier for the dissemination of the SDG workshop with children)
  • Children between 3 and 10 years old, from the EB nº2 school of Olhos de Água
  • Commerce, local businesses
  • Teachers and educators
  • Preschool and elementary school children
  • Stakeholders

Overall achievements

The project aimed to promote the adoption of ecological and sustainable practices in each community. A structure of dialogue and action was created and deepened, from inside to outside the school, through assemblies, conversation circles, Greenfest national festival and exhibition with the objective of local transformation. The training also aimed to involve teachers and their students in actions, contributing with works around environmental issues, namely participation in the European Week for the Prevention of Waste. The gardening and creative workshops had their maximum exponent, through screen printing activities, plantations, herbarium, sowing and hotels for insects, a video production and FAAZ manual. The action reached 208 people, directly.

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