As we all know, as a consequence of the COVID pandemic, the general functioning of the Faculty has been severely disrupted, which has also affected the evaluation of the proposals submitted to the Ideas for Sustainability Competition, which suffered a significant delay.
Having managed to gather and determine the results, the Competition Jury of the 2019 edition and the Faculty Board would like to thank and congratulate all the teams for their participation in the Ideas for Sustainability Competition.
Ciências ULisboa created this competition with the aim of identifying and promoting initiatives that can contribute to sustainability, in the environmental, social and economic aspects within our campus and/or in its interaction with the city of Lisbon. We were pleased to note a high level of participation, with innovative and inspiring ideas that greatly contribute to the future implementation of sustainability measures involving our community.
The selection of the winners took into consideration the potential contribution to the sustainability of Ciências ULisboa; the feasibility of the idea, including the cost-benefit analysis; and the clarity of the presentation of the idea. On these assumptions the Jury awarded first place ex-aequo to the two proposals called "FCUL+Verde: promoting and valuing flora in Ciências" and "BioCommunity: together we discover biodiversity in Ciências", as it considers that they are very similar proposals, with an equivalent merit in terms of the evaluation criteria, and also because it believes that both will benefit from joint implementation. The Jury also decided to award an Honorable Mention to the proposal called "CHILL - CHIcken Tractors as an efficient and sustainable Link in closed Loop agriculture".
As stated in the Rules of the Competition, the Faculty Dean is committed to make every effort to implement, to the extent possible, the winning proposals.
The next edition is already being prepared and as such, we encourage everyone to participate with innovative and sustainable ideas to implement in the Faculty campus.
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The Ideas Competition is an annual competition that aims to identify and promote initiatives of Ciências ULisboa members that can contribute to sustainability, in its various aspects, both on campus and in its interaction with the city of Lisbon. The selection process will value the potential contribution to the sustainability of the Faculty, as well as the feasibility of the project, including a cost-benefit analysis. The prize is 1000 euros for the winning proposal.
The proposals must be written by mixed teams made up of students, teachers, researchers and/or non-teaching staff from Ciências ULisboa, and others whose activities are usually carried in the campus, in areas such as:
- Efficient use of energy and/or water on campus;
- Generation and/or use of energy;
- Reduction of waste production;
- Reduction of the ecological footprint of processes;
- Promotion of the communities well-being;
- Use of local products;
- Reducing the impact of the Faculty in the city of Lisbon, etc.
The jury will be composed by Maria João Rodrigues, Director of Lisboa E-Nova, Júlia Alves, from the Safety, Health and Sustainability Office of Ciências ULisboa and Jorge Maia Alves, Subdirector of Ciências ULisboa (see Dispatch D/36/2019, only available to registered users).
The Faculty Dean will do his best to implement the winning proposals, if possible, in a process to be followed up by the participating team(s). The rules are available here.