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Information: Regional Directorate for Environment promotes workshop on Strategic Environmental Assessment
The Regional Directorate for the Environment (DRA) will organise a workshop on Strategic Environmental Assessment of Municipal Master Plans in the city of Horta on Monday and Tuesday. Being led by researcher Maria do Rosário Partidário, from the Instituto Superior Técnico, this workshop will take place at the Centro do Mar (Sea Centre), located at the old whaling factory in Porto-P... more >>

Information: Terceira is national leader in packaging waste collection per inhabitant
The Terceira Island has collected the largest quantity of paper/cardboard packaging waste and of glass at a national level per inhabitant in the first semester of 2009. This material is sent for recovery and recycling in Mainland Portugal, under the integrated system run by the Green Dot Society (Sociedade Ponto Verde).According to the data presented by the aforementioned society, an average of 14... more >>

Government invests in fight against invasive exotic speciesInformation: Government invests in fight against invasive exotic species
Nearly 300 thousand Euros will be invested this year by the Government in twenty monitoring actions to control and eradicate the invasive flora on several islands of the Archipelago. The ongoing actions are included in the Regional Plan for the Eradication and Control of Invasive Flora Species in Sensitive Areas, under the jurisdiction of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, ... more >>

Information: Azorean landscapes at the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre
The Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre opens to the public an exhibition titled "Geo-environmental Landscapes of the Azores” (Paisagens Geoambientais dos Açores) during the month of July. Organised by the Friends of the Azores (Amigos dos Açores) Ecological Association, this exhibition consists in a photographic work composed by 27 panels that approach geological aspects of... more >>

Information: Eight "Accessible Beach" flags in the Azores
Eight Azorean beach areas will fly this year the "Accessible Beach - Beach for Everyone,” an initiative of the National Institute for Rehabilitation (INR) which is being developed in the Region through an inter-institutional cooperation of various entities, including the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea (SRAM). Under this joint collaboration, the SRAM promotes the diss... more >>

Information: Government creates natural camping ground at Água Retorta Forest Recreational Reserve
Following the implementation of the São Miguel Island Forest Roadmap, the Azorean Government is creating a camping ground at the Água Retorta Forest Recreational Reserve in the municipality of Povoação. With an area of about 13 hectares, this Forest Reserve has a central area which is regularly used by people and two outlying areas, where a camping ground with guidelines simil... more >>

Information: Electricity on Graciosa from renewable energies only
An innovative generation system capable of supplying the island of Graciosa with electricity based on renewal energies started to be tested in Berlin by the German company Younicos. The experience, carried out in a small-scale model, will be extended for two years, and its launching took place in Germany today. The Regional Director for Energy, Cabral Vieira, attended this event on behalf of the ... more >>

Information: Works of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment at a good pace on Graciosa
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea visited two works on Graciosa today that he considers to be “important and with a certain dimension.” The protection of the seashore and the renewal of the beach area in Carapacho, a complementary work to the recent renewal of the thermal baths in that area, was one of the two works. Explaining the reason why the work had to take... more >>

Information: Azores will have commission for climate change
The Azorean Government has decided to create a Commission for Climate Change in the Autonomous Region of the Azores (ComCLIMA), under the jurisdiction of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Government Council on Thursday, being justified by the fact that this is “a matter of great importance for the sustainability of the plane... more >>

Information: Green Key diploma awarded to six Azorean hotel units
Six Azorean hotels were awarded the Green Key diploma (diploma Chave Verde) this year, an international environmental quality programme which “aims to include in its network all the hotels that are concerned with a better environment.” The Confort INN Hotel in Ponta Delgada, and the rural tourism accommodation units A Abegoaria (municipality of S. Roque do Pico), Casas d’Arramad... more >>

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