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Casa da Capela & Villa Maria receive International Green Key Award.

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Written on June 13, 2018

Casa da Capela and Villa Maria tourist units, located in an area classified as Natural Park Sintra-Cascais, were awarded the Green Key International Award of 2018, delivered by the hand of the national coordinator of the Green Key program in Portugal, Fátima Vieira, representing the ABAE.

Green Key is an international environmental education program, which implements new ways of looking at the management and use of tourism establishments, develops the concept of sustainable and responsible tourism, thus seeking to contribute to a new individual and collective consciousness.

The housing units Casa da Capela & Villa Maria “evidenced the fulfillment of good environmental and educational management practices, fulfilling the requirements of the international eco tourism program”, underlines the organization of the event.

“By being certified by the Green Key program, we are committed to the development of specific actions with our guests and the local community, focusing on natural resources and environmental awareness,” said the person in charge of managing the housing units, Irene Figueiredo, representing Sintra Houses by Lendas de Sintra, on the importance of this Award.

Sintra Houses has an internal environmental management program, which means that its holiday homes are optimized for water and energy consumption, recycling is promoted, environmentally friendly cleaning products are used and educational actions are carried out with the local community , among other points.

“We are committed to providing high quality, value-added products and services to our Clients at fair prices,” says Irene Figueiredo, representing Sintra Houses by Lendas de Sintra, who is proud of Casa da Capela & Villa Maria “to integrate this network of knowledge “.

The Green Key is an international program implemented in more than 57 countries, with around 2900 tourist establishments, of which 127 are in Portugal.”

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