Ilha da Culatra promotes beach cleaning within the scope of the “Sustainable Community” project

Action will take place this Wednesday, December 1st, at 11:30 am

Photo: Pablo Sabater | Sul Informação (File)

The Ilha da Culatra Residents Association (AMIC), in partnership with SCIAENA, will develop a beach cleaning action, taking place this Wednesday, December 1st, at 11:30 am, as the first public activity of the “Culatra – Sustainable Community” project, financed by the Ativ@s Citizens Program.

Within the scope of the EEAGrants initiative, implemented in Portugal by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Bissaya Barreto Foundation, this project is part of the strategy of the Culatra2030 – Sustainable Energy Community initiative, being led by the University of Algarve.

The project aims to create, in the Culatra Piscatório Nucleus, a «sustainable energy community through an integrated intervention in the energy management model, waste management, water management and creation of new mechanisms of Social Responsibility, based on the principles of Economy Circular and Participated, Combating Energy Poverty and Social Cohesion”, explains AMIC.



It is a collaborative project, which «aims to strengthen the democratic culture and civic awareness and that results and tries to materialize the process of commitment and mobilization of the Culatra community, undertaken through the Participatory Diagnosis implemented on the island».

This document recognizes "the importance and need for a change to more sustainable practices and attitudes, towards an energy transition of Ilha da Culatra by 2030".

This transition “will have to incorporate respect for the social and economic uniqueness of the community, the preservation of ecosystems and its resources and the search for fair solutions for the creation of a social fabric based on principles of circularity”.

This project's strategy is based on "improving the levels of sustainability of activities and events promoted by local communities, contributing to community awareness of responsible consumption practices or empowering, informing and sensitizing agents of the maritime economy and agents local economics for the reduction of waste on conservation practices and protection of the resources of the sea and the estuary».

Its strategy also includes the promotion of creative and innovative solutions for the commitment to sustainability, through artistic creation, the promotion of culture and the encouragement of public enjoyment of spaces.

In this process, young people are of special importance, since "it is intended that they work together" and "that they assert themselves as agents of change", concludes the AMIC.