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UWC Portugal

Portugal, Lisbon 2018
Reducing the carbon footprint of UWC Portugal National Committee at the organisation's headquarters in Lisbon.

The interventions to reduce the environmental impact of the organisation during its pre-selection and selections processes focused on the following activities: • Investigative approach about waste and candidates were all very excited about implementing their ideas in the colleges.
• Candidates were asked to bring their lunch but without disposable plastic water bottles and wrapping materials. As a result, candidates brought reusable bottles and lunch boxes.
• The NC has sent out a survey to current Portuguese UWC students to understand what is being implemented at the schools and propose further sustainability actions and projects.
• Has created a survery to send out to Portuguese students at the United World Colleges to understand which sustainability projects there are and how to better support them in initiating new activities.

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