Launched by the European Commission, the European Green Leaf is a new initiative aimed at cities with a population between 50,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. Based on the same idea as the European Green Capital Award, the European Green Leaf intends to recognise “commitment to better environmental outcomes, with a particular accent on efforts that generate green growth and new jobs.” With this new initiative, the Commission pursues three main objectives:
• To recognise cities that demonstrate a good environmental record and commitment to generating green growth;
• To encourage cities to actively develop citizens’ environmental awareness and involvement;
• To identify cities able to act as a ‘green ambassador’ and to encourage other cities to progress towards a better sustainability outcomes.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015 at 23:59 CET.
If you want to check if your city is eligible click here.
More info on the Green leaf here.

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