Tags: European Green Capital, green buildings, green energy, green homes, green investments, green projects
The European Green Capital award is a way of showcasing cities‘ achievements and encouraging to create greener living conditions.
In judging this “green competition” of the cities, the European Commission focused on the urban environment and sustainability for the future generations and established a scheme to reward cities.
The race for 2011 European Green Capital title was won by Hamburg.
Clean air, parks, pollution-free environment, high quality urban living and sustainable ideas!
I have been really impressed as a visitor!
Hamburg’s green features:
- Hectares of woodland
- Public parks
- Water covers over 8% of urban area
- Waterfront terraces and walkways offer pleasant open–air spaces for residents
- Parks are linked with leisure and sport areas, playgrounds to make possible for people to travel on foot or by bicycle
- Since July 2009, the StadtRAD bicycle scheme has developed a network of 71 stations around the city. (check the one in the picture below)
- World’s largest fleet of Hydrogen-fuelled buses
- Hamburg port wants to make its entire transport chain environmentally friendly
- A network of rapid transit and regional rail services converge at the city centre
River Elbe ferry lines serve the needs of both commuters and visitors
- New development and renovation of existing buildings aspire to high standards of sustainability for both homes and offices
In a beautiful summer day it was a pleasure to learn an important lesson about “sharing experiences, sharing best practices and sharing a vision of the future”.
Tags: achizitii verzi, achizitiiverzi.ro, Buy Green, green projects, Millennium, TERRA
The ROGBC is pleased to announce the premier launching of the www.achizitiiverzi.ro portal in Romania by the TERRA III Millennium Foundation to provide environmentally friendly companies the opportunity to promote (for free) their products and enter into dialogue with potential new partners and customers.
Thus, over 80 companies in Romania and other countries have already joined this initiative through the “Buy Green” project developed with funding from the Governments of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism.
Public authorities in Romania are required to purchase environmental products / services and TERRA III’s mission, as an environmental NGO, is to sensitize decision-makers in this regard. The portal is an opportunity to enter into dialogue with public authorities, NGOs and other institutions in Romania. Following registrations, a “Catalogue of Ecological Products and Services” will be made and will be distributed to 600 public administrations in Romania.
We invite you to join this exciting project, using the attached form. For any further information you can visit the www.terraiii.ngo.ro website for details on the work of the TERRA III organization.
Tags: green buildings, green projects, sustainability
Cundall shared with us examples of green building projects implemented in various locations over the world:
- a list and short description of their sustainable projects (author: David Clark)
- a presentation with case studies from Australia (author: David Clark)
- a description of the Luton Academies in England
David Clark – the author of the first two documents, has been voted Sustainability Champion of the Year at the UK Sustainable Building Services Awards 2008.