Lisbon City Council

Lisbon City Council (CML) is legally the local authority of the government of the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. CML manages a territory of 8.462 Ha, with 550.000 inhabitants (2011), that attracts daily another 360.000 persons that come to work or study in the city. This means that, along the day, Lisbon has more than 900.000 people, almost.

CML is responsible for the local management in the areas of town planning, sanitation, urban hygiene, development plans, urban space, road networks, some local legislation, regulation of economic activity, public buildings, primary schools, civil protection, firemen and municipal police.

In 2008, CML launched the "Cidade Educadora" Strategy (Lisbon an Educating City), a project of personal and collective development, for integration of civic life, in responsibility of local authorities and of all individual and collective, public and private entities.

As an associated beneficiary of FLAW4LIFE project and considering the strategy drawn in 2008, CML is in charge of promoting activities that involve school community, students and teachers and promoting at the time a sustainable consumption by increasing the number of healthy meals at school canteens. The role of ugly fruit and vegetables will be enhanced on the school meals in order to create awareness regarding the problem of food waste due to appearance.