The Agbar Foundation has signed an agreement with Barcelona City Council to work together for a further year on the ‘Escoles + Sostenibles’ programme. Since it was founded in 2001, the Foundation has worked constantly on this plan to sensitise and raise awareness in schools on responsible and sustainable consumption of tap water.
The programme presentation for the 2016-2017 academic year, held this morning in the Barcelona City Council Saló de Cent and attended by the city’s mayor, Ada Colau, was an opportunity to present the 19 schools joining this year. In addition, 46 schools will be starting or renewing a three-year programme.
The Escoles + Sostenibles programme is an educational and awareness-raising plan targeting schools in Barcelona that aims to disseminate good sustainability practices in areas such as waste reduction, renewable energies and responsible water consumption, among others.
A widely implemented project
The ‘Escoles + Sostenibles’ project has been running in schools in Barcelona for over 15 years. Over this period, the programme participants have carried out up to three thousand projects of their own. Since 2001, 450 schools have signed the Compromís Ciutadà per la Sostenibilitat (Citizens’ Commitment to Sustainability) on joining the programme.