By Antonieta Costa, Lisbon ZOO (Portugal)
On the 12th of October, Lisbon ZOO launched the new educational program for schools and started the National Schools Contest “O Mar no Prato – Escolhas sustentáveis” (in English: “The sea in the dish – sustainable choices”) in the context of the Which Fish? Campaign.
This contest is in partnership with the Portuguese Education Ministry, WWF Portugal and Eco Schools Portugal. Aimed at pre-school, elementary, secondary and high school students, it aims to promote sustainable consumer choices with regard to seafood for more sustainability of the ocean.
The projects submitted for the contest should mobilize the local / international population for the conservation of the ocean, encouraging the adoption of behaviours that contribute to the sustainability of the planet.
What better way to raise awareness of a crisis than cooking together and sharing food?! A global movement for the sustainability of the earth and the ocean should involve changes in fish and seafood habits because we have the Sea in the Dish!