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PORTUGAL
OUR HOME
IS A PLANET
EGF innovates in the Environmental area with Projeção 360o.
EGF – Environmental Global Facilities,
in cooperation with Projeto_80 and with the Manuel António da Mota Foundation, promoted, on 8 March, the launch of the environmental education action “Our Home Is A Planet”, at the Secondary School of Amarante.
The project is the result of joint work
by Algar, Ersuc, Resiestrela, Resinorte, Resulima, Suldouro, Valnor and Valorminho, and had support from the Fund for the Environment and National Environmental Education Strategy 2020.
The  rst sessions of this project took place in Amarante, on 8 and 9 March, with over 500 students from Elementary School of
Valorsul, Amarsul and Valorlis, with
the support of the Ministry of the Environment’s Environmental Fund, launched the APP named Recycle BinGo – a mobile application that works as a game, making the recycling experience a lot more fun and rewarding. How? It's simple.
The game’s main mission is to carry out visits to our usual Recycling Bank.
Marão, S. Gonçalo College and Secondary School of Amarante. The initial sessions
had the presence of the Secretary of State of Education, João Costa, and of the Deputy of the Secretary of State of the Environment, Cátia Rosas, in addition to representatives from several public entities and associations.
The topics of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling are thus addressed in an innovative way, using travelling planetariums and three movies projected
in 360o as resources, which will enable
an interactive dynamic with students and participants. This action contributes to an active citizenship in the  eld of sustainable development, in the building of a low‐carbon society that is rational and e cient in the
PORTUGAL
RECYCLE BINGO
use of its resources.
The  lms tell the story of two siblings, Guida and Rui, in versions adapted to several ages, and which, depending on the  lm they will see, develop an action that will warn and explain the reasons to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste we all produce in our homes.
This project will soon begin a series of presentations in multiple events, initiatives and schools of the several cycles of education. This initiative’s agenda will be made available soon and can be consulted on EGF’s website and on the websites of the companies that participated in the project.
A New Application dedicated to good environmental practices.
Through geolocation, our smartphone knows we are close to it. By checking in, we unlock a set of nice little animals, the EcoGifts, with which we will complete our BinGo cards. Every time we complete a card, we win EcoMoedas (EcoCoins) – which we can exchange
for great prizes, such as movie tickets, coupons, and a lot more.
In addition to this primary mission,
the application periodically launches special surprise missions to improve the Portuguese people’s knowledge about recycling, to maintain engagement with Recycle BinGo and, of course, to reward the planet’s biggest friends.
Recycle BinGo is already available on the App Store and on Google Play.
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