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Bristol to bid for European Green Capital 2015
Bristol is to bid once again for the title of Europe’s greenest city.
After making it to the finals of the European Green Capital Award 2014 and being pipped at the post by worthy winners Copenhagen, Bristol has voted overwhelmingly in favour of going for the title for 2015.
Professor Martin Bigg, chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, said: “Bristol’s achievement in the 2014 award was nothing short of phenomenal. Thanks to the fantastic help and support of the city’s businesses, the public sector, local community groups, universities and residents, we were able to show Europe that Bristol has what it takes to be a European Green Capital.
“We have learnt so much over the past few years and by going for the title in 2015 we will be better able to inspire other cities and promote best practice.”
Since Bristol found out it had come second to Copenhagen on June 29, a series of meetings have taken place to determine the city’s next course of action.
Discussions have taken place within the council, with the city’s political groups, Business West, Bristol Water and Wessex Water, the two universities and the Bristol Green Capital Momentum Group (consisting of over 200 green organisations). The result is a major consensus that the city should put in a bid for the 2015 award.
For more information, visit the Bristol Green Capital website.
Published on: Wed, 01/08/2012