7 06, 2021

Organic Cities to speak at EESC Action Plan conference

2021-09-21T17:22:52+02:007 June 2021|Action Plan|Comments Off on Organic Cities to speak at EESC Action Plan conference

Claudio Serafini, the Director of Organic Cities Network Europe, is to speak at an online public hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 11 June 2021 on the ongoing preparation work for its opinion Action Plan for the development of EU organic production.

14 04, 2021

Urban rooftop farming: Paris supports Green’elle

2021-06-07T10:49:27+02:0014 April 2021|Regional value creation|Comments Off on Urban rooftop farming: Paris supports Green’elle

Urban rooftop farming is one of the many initiatives aiming to improve the uptake of organic food in cities. But it is not always received with open arms, as the experience with the Greenelle reservoir project in Paris shows

13 04, 2021

“My school without waste”: sustainable food strategy in Florence

2021-06-07T10:49:28+02:0013 April 2021|Sustainable Food Plans|Comments Off on “My school without waste”: sustainable food strategy in Florence

As part of its programme to promote sustainable food strategies, the Municipality of Florence has developed an innovative project: “My school without waste”.

28 03, 2021

European Green Deal: Commission boost for canteens

2021-06-07T10:49:28+02:0028 March 2021|Canteen life|Comments Off on European Green Deal: Commission boost for canteens

On 25 March 2021, the European Commission presented its action plan to boost organic production. We analysed the Action Plan and extracted what it says about the role of organic cities in achieving its aims.

22 03, 2021

Pesticide free – Loro Ciuffenna leads the way

2021-06-07T10:49:28+02:0022 March 2021|Climate Policy|Comments Off on Pesticide free – Loro Ciuffenna leads the way

The Municipality of Loro Ciuffenna is particularly sensitive to issues of environmental protection and sustainability, as demonstrated not only by its membership of Organic Cities Network Europe, but also in the Pesticide-Free Towns Network, which has led to the adoption of a general ban on the use of glyphosate-based herbicides throughout the municipality. In 2009 ...Read More

26 02, 2021

Preston model soon in Europe?

2021-06-07T10:49:29+02:0026 February 2021|Opinion, Regional value creation|Comments Off on Preston model soon in Europe?

The northern English town of Preston has “taken back control” of its procurement strategy and handed over 100% of contracts to local businesses. Could this be a model for other cities across Europe? Named the most improved city and top of the Good Growth for Cities index, Preston shows that, despite Brexit, it is able to ...Read More

14 02, 2021

Vienna sustainable food procurement achieves 5-figure CO2 reduction

2021-06-07T10:49:30+02:0014 February 2021|Sustainable Food Plans|Comments Off on Vienna sustainable food procurement achieves 5-figure CO2 reduction

Thanks to its programme ÖkoKauf Wien (EcoBuy Vienna), the City of Vienna has achieved a 5-digit CO2 reduction by cutting emissions by 15,000 tons per year.

14 02, 2021

Activist helps Pope address climate change

2021-06-07T10:49:30+02:0014 February 2021|Climate Policy|Comments Off on Activist helps Pope address climate change

The New Yorker magazine writes about a young American activist who is helping the Catholic church to dedicate its land and other assets to the cause of combating climate change. After giving a presentation at a Catholic conference, Molly Burhans, a 26-year old cartographer and environmentalist, set off to Rome on a mission to convince ...Read More

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