Environment

LIPOR reused 14 thousand tons of material goods in 2020

LIPOR and associated municipalities, including Porto City Hall, were able to reuse 13.719 tons of material goods. This sustainable process was equivalent to saving 700 thousand euros in waste residue treatment and also saved 2.872 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

What makes it rain? What is rain made of? Can it rain without clouds? Look here for answers

Rainy days don’t have to be stereotypically gloomy and grim! There are actually fun things to do on a rainy day, namely getting your learning on where does rainwater comes from. Enjoy the next video by the Environmental Team of Porto City Hall on how does rain form and what is the Water Cycle.

The lake in the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal undergoes rehabilitation works

The rehabilitation of the lake in the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal kicks off this Monday, 22nd February. This municipal investment of circa 132 million euros should be completed in the second half of the month of April. The work is carried out by the Municipal Company GO Porto - Gestão e Obras do Porto, and it is targeted at the general waterproofing treatment of the lake, open cracks, fissures, wall repair and hydraulic infrastructure works.

Porto protects urban trees: another tree protecting order has been issued

Twenty-one more tree species are henceforth protected in Porto, in four different areas in the city, namely the trees in the Arca d’Água Gardens, in the garden of the Palace Burmester, in Porto Botanical Garden and in the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N) garden.

Porto leads the European project to fight energy poverty

AdEPorto, aka Porto Energy Agency, will lead a European project, financed under the Horizonte2020 programme, whose goal is to fight energy poverty. The initiative is called ‘Porto Energy ElevatoR’ (PEER) and it is aligned not only with the best European and national policies, but also with the goals and requirements set forth in the National plan for Energy and Climate 2030, the Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2050 or the Long Term Strategy for Building Renewal, which has been recently approved.

An owls’ life, a FUNtantastic tale to share with the youngest ones at home

There are numerous benefits to telling stories and sharing knowledge with the younger ones. Find a comfortable place in your couch and invite the whole family to share some fun time while getting to know the habits of these amazing birds, through the storytelling by the Environment Education Team of Porto City Hall.

February is the right month to plant carrots and tomatoes

Leave no opportunity behind to engage with nature and become your own gardener. One of lockdown’s upside is that this is the perfect time to, while at home, plant your own carrots and tomatoes. The City Hall Environment Team is more than happy to provide useful tips, step by step guiding you to planting vegetable gardens either in an apartment or in a detached house.