GAIA is a Portuguese Environmental NGO. Since 1996 we’ve conducted numerous campaigns on local and national level and have been involved in international campaigns, mainly at European level.
GAIA is presently active in Lisboa and Alentejo region, aiming at raising awareness on environmental issues such as eco-consumption, food sovereignty and freedom of seeds, nonGMO and the transition movement to a future without oil.
GAIA Alentejo’s objectives are: awareness raising on environmental issues and global environmental challenges; promoting the active involvement of local communities through the use of participatory techniques; promoting ecological lifestyles. Target groups are the local people of all ages in the villages of Aldeia das Amoreiras and São Luís, where GAIA Alentejo operates.
In Alentejo region GAIA works with rural communities. GAIA Alentejo currently supports the Escolinha (Little school) project in the village of Aldeia das Amoreiras, the Oficina (Workshop) for young people in São Luís and the Transition movement initiative of São Luís, RECO support network for local production and consumption – these projects are lead by citizens and are focused on rural sustainable development in Odemira municipality.
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