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Celebrate the European Day of Sustainable Communities

The diversity and impact of such community-led initiatives is impressive

  • September 22, 2018 20:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: European Commission

The European Day for Sustainable Communities on 22 Sept 2018 celebrates the pioneering local communities across Europe who are taking action for a better, more sustainable world. It is a celebration of the efforts and achievements of the thousands of local communities across Europe who are taking action for a better, more sustainable world. #EDaySC2018 is also about raising awareness among policy makers, at European Union (EU), national, regional and local municipal level, of the scope and potential of community-led action on climate change and sustainability.

The diversity and impact of such community-led initiatives is impressive – from renewable energy cooperatives to community farms and gardens, ecological housing developments, permaculture projects, car-sharing and waste reduction schemes, and much more, these initiatives demonstrate the myriad of different ways that local people can make a positive contribution, with some communities reducing their ecological impact by more than half. 

Source: European Commission