Bristol is Europe’s Green Capital 2015

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On 8 December 2014, PRACSIS organised the European Green Capital Award Handover Ceremony in Copenhagen.  Denmark’s capital had been holding the prestigious Green Capital title for a year for its commitment to be carbon-neutral by 2025 and specific initiatives such as the North Harbour project, the Green Laboratory for eco-technologies and its role as a clean transport pioneer, with an impressive 35 % of citizens cycling to their workplace or school.

PRACSIS was part of the ceremony’s organisational committee, working in close cooperation with Copenhagen’s city council. PRACSIS staff took care of branding the venue and ensuring all logistical aspects including audio and video solutions and lighting to make the event shine for the occasion.

Bristol is Europe’s sixth Green Capital after Stockholm (2010), Hamburg (2011), Vitoria-Gasteiz (2012), Nantes (2013), Copenhagen (2014), Bristol (2015) and Ljubljana (2016).

Bristol has been selected for its large energy investment programme and achievements on waste management and recycling in addition to clean transport measures such as the low emission metro bus system and a flourishing green economy, with more than 1,000 businesses providing environmental services and goods. Last Saturday 24 January Bristol’s opening ceremony celebrated the official start as the European Green Capital 2015.

European Green Capital is a European Commission initiative which rewards cities making outstanding efforts to improve the urban environment and move towards healthier and sustainable living areas.

PRACSIS is European Commission’s DG Environment framework contractor for information and communication services and will organise the ceremony electing the 2017 European Green Capital in June 2015.

Click here for the Bristol Green Capital Website