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About Us

We are a grassroots movement of Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) staff inspired to reduce waste production as well as energy and water consumption, to achieve improved environmental performance.


Help transform the CCU into a positive example of environmental sustainability in research, medicine and workplace practices.


In 2019, we started out as a small group called the Trash Reducers and encouraged reduction, reuse and recycling of food packaging, single use plastic and started a recycling scheme for disposable coffee capsules, the bulk buying of reusable coffee capsules and including ‘Green Tips’ in our weekly newsletter. As participation increased from all areas of the CCU, we morphed into the more inclusive Green Team.


Currently, we have a mailing list comprised of 90+ interested participants and hold a 1 hour meeting every 2 weeks.

The Steering Committee is committed to providing advice, ensuring delivery of project outputs and achieving project outcomes. This includes providing updates to the CF Board.

Previous Steering Committee Members

(2019 - 2023)

Inês Soeiro

Anna Hobbiss

Catarina Pimentel

Elena Maria Daniela Collins

Fernanda Conceicao

2019 - 2021

Joaquim Contradanças

Rachelle Bissett-Amess

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