Ljubljana is the 2016 European Green Capital

Environmental Protection

Ljubljana is the 2016 European Green Capital, the first city in Central or Southeastern Europe to hold the title. Numerous changes have happened in a short period in Ljubljana, and those were exactly the reasons on why Ljubljana was chosen by European Commission to become a European Green Capital 2016.
Ljubljana is now:
– A city center, mostly dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists
– A city with the highest, 63% share of separated waste collected and is the first capital in the EU in the ‘zero-waste’ programme
– A city with 542 square meters of public green space per resident, where three quarters of the entire territory of Ljubljana are green areas
– A city where 73% of apartments are heated by the district heating system using natural gas

ljubOne of the few European capitals which can boast of having tap water which is perfectly drinkable without per-treatment. And Urbanscape Green Solutions are taking part in it. Through various projects, realized in the last few years and by greening the city roofs we added our piece to the decision of European Commission. With our Green Roof system on top of two main Info Points, where visitors get info about programme, events and activities taking place in Ljubljana and connected with European Green Capital 2016, we are proving our system (due to light-weight, efficiency of installation, high water absorption and much more) can be used practically everywhere.

Web site www.greenljubljana.com

ljub2Web communication plays a key role in presenting the title European Green Capital 2016. The aim of the website www.greenljubljana.com is to encourage as many people as possible to co-create with us a green society and at the same time to learn about the activities and achievements of the City of Ljubljana. The website is also adapted for people with disabilities.

On the website you can find out why Ljubljana received the title European Green Capital 2016, get acquainted with green facts, follow green events or read interesting and educational articles in the column Blog. As we are aware of the significance of responsible and environment-friendly activities, we would like to put the spotlight on the section Green Yourself where anyone can make small changes that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in Ljubljana.

The visitors of the website are invited to actively take part in the campaign. You can document your green pledges on Facebook or Instagram page of the City of Ljubljana and publish them on social media by using the hashtag #ljforyou or #greencapital2016. The photos will be published on the website as well.

Vesna Vukajlović

Source: http://www.green-urbanscape.com and www.ljubljana.si