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Information: Training course on Biosphere Reserve
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea is promoting training courses on the Regional Information System on Waste (SRIR) on the Biosphere islands of the archipelago - Graciosa, Flores and Corvo – in the months of January and February. Being the International Year for Biodiversity, these training courses aim to promote the preservation of environmental quality and, subsequent... more >>

Information: Terceira Island leads national waste recycling ranking
The company ResiAçores – Gestão dos Resíduos dos Açores, which is charge of waste management in the two municipalities of Terceira Island, leads the waste management ranking at a national level. This fact was confirmed today by a leader of the Ponto Verde society, who controls the 34 waste recovery systems throughout the national territory, during the opening of the wast... more >>

Information: Government promotes waste management in the Azores
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea considered in Horta today that the implementation of the Strategic Waste Management of the Azores “is one of the main objectives of the Secretariat for this legislative period.” Speaking at the end of a hearing with the Economics Committee of the Legislative Assembly on the proposals for the Regional Annual Plan and Budget for 20... 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 >>

Information: Blue Flag certifies environmental quality of 32 beach areas and marinas in the Azores
The Autonomous Region of the Azores was awarded by the European Blue Flag international jury with the Blue Flag certificate for 28 beach areas and 4 marinas for the forthcoming summer season. The Blue Flag is an environmental quality certificate that distinguishes the effort of various entities to improve the marine and costal environment. The certificate is annually awarded to the beach areas, ma... more >>

Regional Government challenges transport companies to lower their tariffsInformation: Regional Government challenges transport companies to lower their tariffs
On Monday, the Regional Secretary of Science, Technology and Equipment challenged Azorean transport companies to lower their tariffs, especially social and inter-modal passes, and to renovate their fleets with hybrid buses that are friendlier to the environment. At the ceremony of the signing of the contracts of financial incentives, granted under the System of Incentives for the Reduction of ... more >>

Information: Information sessions about Prevention and Management of residues in the island of Pico
One Friday, in the island of Pico, the Regional Directorate for the Environment will conduct two information sessions regarding the Management and Prevention of Residues. This initiative aims to inform citizens about matters pertaining to the residues of Pico island and is meant for technicians of the local council, monitoring authorities, regional administrative services and companies. The... more >>

Information: Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea explains policies of monitoring of air quality in Azores
Following an article published on Friday in a newspaper of Ponta Delgada regarding the monitoring of air quality in the Azores, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea wishes to clarify the following: 1- The Regional Government, in the context of its air-quality environmental policies and legal obligations, asked its Regional Directorate for the Environment to install Air Quali... more >>

Information: Public works’ project in the Fajã do Calhau were not harmful
On Tuesday, the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea said, in the Azorean Parliament, that the public works in the fajã (cliff) do Calhau, on the island of São Miguel, “were not detrimental to the environment.” According to Álamo de Meneses, the project is owned by the Regional Government that is seeking nothing more than the “construction of a safe ... more >>

Information: Hundred and forty people registered for training on used packings
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea is going to promote on the 9th, 13th and 15th January in the islands of Faial, Terceira and S. Miguel, respectively, training course on management of packings and residues of packings as part of the integrated system managed by the Ponto Verde Society (SPV), which contributes to the initiative. The course, in which 140 people already enrole... more >>

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