Guimarães is one of the finalists for European Green Capital 2026

Guimarães is on the shortlist of the three finalist cities vying for the title of European Green Capital 2026. The municipality has reached the final stage of the competition for the second year running and will be competing with Heilbronn (Germany) and Klagenfurt (Austria) for the title. The winning city will be announced on 24…

BiodiverCity network partners meet in Ireland

The Landscape Laboratory attended the third working meeting of the European network URBACT – BiodiverCity, in the city of Limerick (Ireland).

Guimarães at Valencia Cities Climate Week

The delegation took part in the Cities Mission Conference, the European Urban Resilience Forum and the Annual Forum of Energy Cities.

Recall the best moments of Green Week Guimarães

Remember the best moments of the 8th edition of Green Week Guimarães, the greenest and most sustainable weekend of the year in the Cradle City.

Guimarães continues progress in European climate programme

As part of the journey towards climate neutrality and the Twinning Learning Programme, Guimarães hosted Paula Serra Bachs, NetZeroCitiesEU advisor, and representatives from the selected twin city, Torres Vedras, on 22 and 23 May.

EcoParliament in the spotlight in Brazil

In the year of its 9th anniversary, Eco Parlamento, the anchor activity of Guimarães’ environmental education programme, PEGADAS, coordinated by Laboratório da Paisagem, was in the spotlight at the International Congress of Educating Cities in Curitiba, Brazil.

Guimarães hosts European consortium for the circular economy

On the morning of Tuesday 21st May, the Guimarães Landscape Laboratory hosted a meeting of the European Circular Ecosystems project consortium.

Zero Waste Cities in Ukraine Project Launch with the LIFE programme support

The Landscape Laboratory is taking part in the Zero Waste Cities in Ukraine project with the support of the LIFE programme.

Guimarães 2030 Biodiversity Action Plan in public consultation

On the day of World Biodiversity Day, the municipality of Guimarães is making its Biodiversity Action Plan – Guimarães 2030 (PABG) available for public consultation.

First meeting of the Bairro C Citizens’ Assembly to be held in June

In June, Guimarães is holding its first Citizens’ Assembly as part of the Bairro C: Zero Carbon Commitment project. The project, organised by Guimarães City Council, the Landscape Laboratory and RdA, as part of NetZeroCities, aims to convene and involve citizens in the discussion and deliberation of actions to achieve a carbon-neutral Neighbourhood C.

European consortium CircularPSP meets at the Landscape Laboratory

Guimarães was the city chosen by the European consortium CircularPSP to host the “Evaluation meeting” of the project, which began last year and brings together seven cities from seven different countries, representing 45 million citizens with the aim of investing 5.64 million euros in R&D to face the common challenge of accelerating the digital transition…

Guimarães re-enters the race for the title of European Green Capital

Guimarães is stepping up its efforts and commitment to retain the title in 2026, after last year being one of the three finalists for 2025

Laboratório da Paisagem wins Forest is Sustainability Award

The application presented a strategy for controlling Fallopia japonica, considered an invasive species, which integrates research and education.

URBACT – “BiodiverCity” Local Action Group meets for the second time

The second meeting of the URBACT – “BiodiverCity” Local Action Group took place on 28 March and aimed to promote discussion of the actions to be included in the 2030 Biodiversity Action Plan, a document that aims to outline guidelines for the conservation of natural and socio-cultural values in Guimarães.

Third meeting of the Local Action Group of the European project “Let’s Go Circular”

On 27 March the Landscape Laboratory hosted the third meeting of the Local Action Group of the European project “Let’s Go Circular”.

Video: Spring Festival in Bairro C

Remember another edition of the Spring Festival, which highlighted the Bairro C – Zero Carbon Commitment project. Two days celebrating spring, in an event organised by Laboratório da Paisagem and the Municipality of Guimarães.

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Guimarães starts project to collect and recover plastics from rivers

Over the next six months, CLEANUP4Guimarães will involve citizens and municipal and academic organisations in promoting the circular economy.

Eight groups start debate at Guimarães Eco-Parliament

Young students from eight school groups in Guimarães took part this Friday in the first session of the ninth edition of the Eco-Parliament, at the Landscape Laboratory.

Vitória athletes clean up Costa/Couros stream on International Day of Action for Rivers

On the International Day of Action for Rivers, which falls on Thursday 14 March, the Landscape Laboratory and Vitória SC’s “A Victory of Causes” initiative organised a clean-up of the Costa/Couros stream, next to the Guimarães Teaching Garden.

Guimarães Spring Festival emphasises sustainability

“Bairro C: Zero Carbon Commitment” will be the motto of the event, which will feature concerts, markets and many other activities

XI Guimarães Camellia Exhibition

The municipality of Guimarães, in partnership with the Landscape Laboratory, the Portuguese Camellia Association /ICS – Portugal and the Paço dos Duques – Museums and Monuments of Portugal, is promoting the 11th Guimarães Camellia Exhibition, to be held on 24 and 25 February.

Let’s Go Circular network partners meet in Guimarães

For three days, the partners of the Let’s Go Circular network, a project of the URBACT programme designed to promote circularity and contribute to climate neutrality, met in Guimarães at the Landscape Laboratory.

Guimarães at the centre of international environmental education

Municipality promoted best environmental practices and a youth Eco-Parliament with MEP João Albuquerque

CircularPSP: R&D funding opportunity

R&D funding opportunity: The CircularPSP programme, funded by the European Union, invites suppliers to support the acceleration of the adoption of circular practices in municipalities and the local economy.

Vimaranenses found 15 different species of mushrooms in Tabuadelo

More than two dozen people took part in the mycological walk “Discovering mushrooms” last Saturday, 16 December, at Quinta de São Cipriano, in the parish of Tabuadelo.

Blue Point Consortium, an international alliance against plastic pollution in the Atlantic Ocean

With Laboratório da Paisagem as one of the 13 partners, this consortium is an international collaboration organisation promoting the recovery and reuse of marine plastic.

GREEN GAP project partners meet in Santiago de Compostela

The partners of the POCTEP GREEN GAP project invite you to take part in the project’s launch event.

Guimarães moves forward with Municipal Climate Action Plan

On 5 December, the municipality of Guimarães held a workshop on the Municipal Climate Action Plan, where adaptation actions were discussed.

Applications for the IBR Guimarães Entrepreneur Workshop are now open

Applications are open until January 5 for the sixth edition of the Entrepreneur’s Workshop, the first phase of the Incubation Program offered by the Guimarães Rural Base Incubator (IBR), run by the Municipality of Guimarães with the support of the Landscape Laboratory.

Packaging of the future in the spotlight at European Week for Waste Reduction

As part of the European Week for Waste Reduction, Laboratório da Paisagem held a round table, moderated by its communications coordinator, Pedro Cunha, to talk about the packaging of the future and invited Joana Martins from CEB – Center of Biological Engineering and Luís Nobre from Fibrenamics.

Guimarães at the 1st conference of the Circular Cities Regions Initiative

During the event, which took place in Brussels between November 8th and 9th, the Municipality of Guimarães presented its plan for the bioeconomy, with the support of the Landscape Laboratory.

360.come project promotes healthy eating and reducing food waste

A cookbook, a manual of good agricultural practices, a manual for sustainable canteens, a database of local agricultural producers, and dozens of sessions in Guimarães schools.

Campaign launched in schools to collect textile waste

Give your closet a refresh. This was the motto for another action as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction, which in Guimarães is being promoted by the Municipality of Guimarães, Laboratório da Paisagem and Vitrus Ambiente.

National Green Purchasing Meeting in Guimarães

On November 28th, the Landscape Laboratory will host the Eco Compras Summit, a national meeting on green purchasing.

Guimarães joins European Week for Waste Reduction with sustainable initiatives

The Municipality of Guimarães, in partnership with Laboratório da Paisagem and VITRUS Ambiente, is committed to raising awareness about waste reduction, product reuse and recycling strategies by joining the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), which will run from November 18 to 26.

Landscape Laboratory takes part in the European Green Gap project

Last Monday, October 30, the Institute for Territorial Studies in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, launched Green Gap, the latest European project in which the Landscape Laboratory is involved.

Ecovias do Ave, Selho and Vizela already have routes in four parishes

The Ecovias along the banks of the Ave, Selho and Vizela rivers are projects – still in progress – that are structural and that make it possible to admire, value and protect natural heritage of cultural and landscape interest.

Companies join forces to plant 500 trees

Despite the rain, the planting of around 500 native trees, in an initiative led by Win-Win Textiles, took place this Saturday on the Penha Biodiversity Route.

Landscape Laboratory hosts International Meeting on Environmental Education in Guimarães

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Landscape Laboratory will host an International Meeting on Environmental Education from January 25 to 27, 2024.

Monte Latito and City Park recognized with Green Flag Award

The jury once again praises the management of the Monte Latito garden and highlights the expansion of areas and facilities in the City Park.

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The expert of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme – URBACT, and the “Let’s Go Circular” project, Eleni Feleki, was in Guimarães this week to learn about the work developed at the level of the circular economy.

Landscape Lab partner in European BluePoint project

The Landscape Laboratory is one of the partners in the European project “BluePoint”, funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme.

Training session on diurnal birds on the 15th

On June 15, another training session will take place, integrated in the Guimarães Biodiversity Action Plan. This action will be dedicated to the identification of diurnal birds, and will take place in the parish of Guardizela.

Guimarães hosts a Meeting of the National Initiative of Circular Cities (InC2)

Guimarães hosted over two days (June 28 and 29), the 28 municipalities that participated in the four networks of the first edition of the National Initiative Circular Cities (InC2), of the Directorate-General of the Territory.

Boot Camp towards Climate Neutrality Guimarães 2030

If you are between 16 and 25 years old, and you are concerned about environmental issues, want a greener city and think you can contribute with interesting and innovative proposals for the goal of climate neutrality in Guimarães by 2030, this Boot Camp is for you.

Landscape Lab at ‘Portugal in Soho’ in the US

This Sunday, June 25th, the Laboratório da Paisagem (Landscape Lab) and an entourage of artisans, teachers, and students, promoted the cultural heritage and good environmental education practices developed in the territory of Guimarães, at the event ‘Portugal in Soho’, in the middle of Sullivan Street, in Manhattan, New York, USA.

Energy highlighted in first Climate Pact workshop

The first of three workshops under the Climate Pact took place this Thursday at the Landscape Lab.

Laboratório da Paisagem starts 10 years celebration with new website

The Landscape Lab celebrates its 9th anniversary this Saturday, 24 June. Opened in 2014, the institution is focused on promoting the sustainable development of the territory, innovation, research and scientific dissemination, raising awareness among the population, and providing environmental services and consultancy.

Partners gathered in Guimarães for a conference on the challenges of circularity of water

The partners of the network CApt2 – Circularity of Water: By All and For All, part of the National Circular Cities Initiative (InC2), met in Guimarães on 22 and 23 May at a meeting that ended with a conference on the challenges of circularity of water.

Training session on bats takes place next Saturday

Next Saturday, June 17, the fourth training action of the Guimarães Biodiversity Action Plan will take place, this time focused on bats. The activity will take place in the parish of Souto Santa Maria (coordinates: 41.509017, -8.288858) between 6 and 11pm, and will be taught by Luís Braz, from UTAD – Universidade de Trás-os-Montes-e-Alto-Douro.

Eco Parlamento students socialise

The students and teachers who took part in the 8th edition of the Eco Parlamento, a project of the PEGADAS program, operated by the Landscape Lab, as a prize for the excellent projects presented and for all the commitment, enjoyed last Friday, June 2, a different day.

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Last Monday, 5th June, the 50th anniversary of the World Environment Day was celebrated and the Municipality of Guimarães and Laboratório da Paisagem took the opportunity to officially sign the Climate Pact with a group of 70 signatories, among companies and institutions of the municipality of Guimarães.

Landscape Lab in new URBACT project on biodiversity

The “BiodiverCity” project was selected for the URBACT programme and, in Guimarães, will be led by the Landscape Laboratory.

Guimarães launches Climate Pact 2030 on World Environment Day

After presenting the candidacy for European Green Capital 2025, and following the work it has been developing in the area of sustainability, Guimarães will mark the World Environment Day (5 June) with a conference on “Circular Economy and Environment”. The event, which will take place at the Laboratório da Paisagem, will be marked by the…

Training session on mammals in Tabuadelo

More than a dozen people participated in the training session on mammals, under the Guimarães Biodiversity Action Plan, which took place last Saturday in Paço de São Cipriano, in Tabuadelo.

Fernando Távora School was the big winner of the 8th edition of the Eco Parliament

The Fernando Távora School Grouping was the big winner of the 8th edition of the Eco Parliament, an anchor activity of the environmental education program of the Municipality of Guimarães, PEGADAS, coordinated by the Laboratory of Landscape.

Conference “The Challenges of Water Circularity

On May 23, the Landscape Lab is organising the Conference “The Challenges of Circularity of Water”, which will start at 09h30 and aims to address the resilience and adaptability of cities in promoting sustainability in the water sector.

Vimaranenses photographed more than 100 species of fauna and flora in the worldwide City Nature Challenge

The Landscape Laboratory promoted another initiative in favour of biodiversity, involving the community of Guimarães. The challenge launched last month counted with the enthusiastic participation of 230 people, who dedicated themselves to observe and identify the several species of fauna and flora that inhabit the region.

Photography Contest International Geodiversity Day 2023 – The Geodiversity of Guimarães

The International Geodiversity Day, which is celebrated on 6 October, aims to alert society to the role that geodiversity plays in ensuring the well-being and prosperity of human beings and the necessary conditions for the preservation of biodiversity.

Actions to control and remove invasive species in Sande São Lourenço and São Torcato

On 20 and 27 May, in the scope of the SEM Invasoras project, financed by the Environmental Fund, two activities aimed at controlling invasive species will take place in Sande São Lourenço and São Torcato, respectively.

Pedalling the Stories

On World Bicycle Day, which is celebrated on 3 June, the Landscape Lab, the Raul Brandão Municipal Library and Get Green are organising an interpretative trail on biodiversity for the whole family.

Advanced course on river restoration and ecosystem services at UMinho

The students of the advanced course of River Restoration and Ecosystem Services of the University of Minho visited this Thursday, May 4th, the Laboratório da Paisagem, where they could know better the project REACTIvar Guimarães: Renaturalization of the Green Corridors of Ave, Selho and Vizela.

Nature out of control – how to fight the advance of invasive species?

On May 17, at 18h30, another Online Workshop Be More Sustainable in 30 Minutes will take place. This time the workshop will address the problem of the introduction of exotic species in new ecosystems.

Guimarães submitted application to become European Green Capital 2025

A pioneer in the field of environmental sustainability, the municipality has just submitted an application that puts it in the running for the international award. The winning city will be known in October.

Until Monday you are invited to take part in the City Nature Challenge 2023

The worldwide City Nature Challenge is back and promises a weekend full of discoveries. With several activities scheduled with schools and Green Brigades, the challenge launched by the Landscape Lab is also aimed at the community in general, to find as many wild species as possible.

Results of the study carried out by the Greentour project presented

The European project “Greentour: Circular Economy and Sustainable Tourism in SUDOE space destinations” developed an environmental impact assessment tool for tourism establishments (tourism enterprises, restaurants and tourism activities companies) which allowed obtaining an environmental label as recognition of their participation.26

Geologist’s Day marked with field trip to Penha Mountain

In the Geologist’s Day, that marks the next day May 6, the Laboratório da Paisagem, the Portuguese Association of Geologists and the Portuguese Geological Society, will promote the initiative “Discover the world of the Geologist: Field Outing in Penha Mountain”.On Geologist’s Day, which marks next May 6, the Landscape Lab, the Portuguese Association of Geologists…

Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) gathers in Guimarães for its annual meeting

Started today at the Laboratório da Paisagem the annual meeting of the Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) network, a pan-European organization that brings together organizations from all over Europe, working in the area of waste (zero waste, prevention, reduction and reuse policies, training and awareness actions). The meeting will last until next Friday.