Lagoa celebrates International Plastic Bag Free Day

Lagoa Municipal Council, through CEFAL – Centro de Educação e Formação Ambiental de Lagoa, will be celebrating the International Day Without Plastic Bags for the sixth consecutive year on 3 July. The initiative includes the distribution of cloth bags to bathers at the Municipal Swimming Pool Complex and the Caloura Bathing Area, encouraging a reduction …

Azores awarded “Revelation Destination” by AHRESP

The Azores were honored with the “Revelation Destination – Azores Routes” award by AHRESP (Hotel, Restaurant and Similar Association of Portugal), highlighting the ongoing work of the Regional Government in promoting the tourism sector. The Azores Routes – Cultural and Landscape Itineraries project, which includes the Whaling Route, the Volcanoes Route, the Wine Route and …

Space dedicated to local products with the ‘Biosfera Açores’ brand inaugurated on the island of Graciosa

A space dedicated to local products under the ‘Biosfera Açores’ brand has opened on the island of Graciosa, promoting sustainability and valuing the natural wealth of the Azores. The space offers a variety of certified products, all produced sustainably. This project is fundamental for the local economy and for preserving the Azorean identity. The ‘Biosfera …

EDA has European eel recovery project

EDA is currently involved in a European eel recovery project at the four mini-hydroelectric power stations installed in Ribeira Quente, in São Miguel, Azores. This project aims to restore and preserve the population of this endangered species in the region’s aquatic ecosystems. With initiatives focussed on improving water quality and creating suitable habitats, EDA intends …

Bensaude Hotels Collection saves water for more than 294,000 showers

Bensaude Hotels Collection has revealed that it has managed to save water enough for more than 294,000 showers, as well as gas enough to cook 6,046 meals and diesel enough to travel around Portugal from north to south 19 times through conservation initiatives. These savings reflect the company’s ongoing efforts to adopt sustainable practices to …

Government celebrates award from Viajes National Geographic magazine

The Government of the Azores was delighted to receive the distinction awarded by Viajes National Geographic magazine, which recognized the region as the Best European Destination. This achievement reflects not only the natural and cultural beauty of the Azores, but also the ongoing commitment to offering quality tourist experiences. The air connections and the diversity …

“New Elderly” programme with another 40 home careers

The “New Elderly” Programme has announced the recruitment of 40 more home careers to its team, in response to the growing needs of the elderly population. This project, which aims to offer quality care and personalized assistance to the elderly who remain at home, plays an important role in promoting the well-being and safety of …

Picos de Aventura preparing fifth edition of BioTalks

Picos de Aventura, a tourist entertainment company based in Ponta Delgada, is preparing the fifth edition of the BioTalks event, dedicated entirely to science, the Azores and their biodiversity. This year’s event is new: it will be split into two days. The first day will be dedicated to a Scientific Illustration Workshop, while the second …