ECO-CITY 2018 awards granted

The jury of the ECO-CITY 2018 competition awarded cities involved in the implementation of ecological projects. Among them were projects such as the fight against air pollution, the use of rainwater, the promotion of “tap water” or the introduction of a circular economy.

It was the sixth edition of the competition. 10 laureate titles and 13 distinctions were awarded. The organizers were the French Embassy in Poland and the UNEP / GRID-Warsaw Center.

The prizes were awarded in the following categories:

  1. “Sustainable mobility”

– Lublin – achieving 30 percent share of low-emission rolling stock in public transport

– Niepołomice – construction of bicycle paths, adoption of the street code and rules for cyclists

  1. “Water management”

– Lublin – activities to raise awareness of the need to save water (the city encourages drinking tap water or using rainwater)

– Mława – construction of a sewage treatment plant in the formula of public-private partnership and intensive development of the sewage network and promotion of connections to the collective sewage system

  1. “Energy efficiency of buildings”

– Krakow – implementation of a system for monitoring media consumption in all public buildings

– Czeladź – thermomodernization 90% public buildings and implementation of an air monitoring system

  1. “Circular economy”

– Białystok – involving the local community in the implementation of the circular economy and for initiating measures to reduce waste production, as well as supporting initiatives in the field of preventing food waste

– Radzyń Podlaski – introduction of universal collection and composting of biodegradable waste, which are used as fertilizer and are planned to be used as fuel for biogas plants

  1. “Urban greenery and air quality”

– Zabrze – activities for the development of urban green areas, including comprehensive reclamation of 183 ha of degraded post-industrial areas from which more than 8,000 were removed tons of waste (including 500 tons of hazardous waste) and greenery planted

– Złotów – urban greenery development project “Clean air factory”

Honorable mentions were received by: Wągrowiec, Olsztyn, Bielsko-Biała, Krasnystaw, Warsaw, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Sztum, Gdynia, Wołomin, Zamość, and Bełchatów.

As part of the ECO-CITY program, in addition to the cities’ competition, there is also an educational project for schools’ Freaky in space ‘, as well as the International Innovative Conference ECO-CITY 2018.


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