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.
Parisculteurs, the innovative urban farming project in the city of Paris, has issued a call for proposals to develop sites in and around Paris.
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
As part of its programme to promote sustainable food strategies, the Municipality of Florence has developed an innovative project: “My school without waste”.
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.
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
On 23 March 2021, Bremen became the latest member of the Organic Cities Network Europe. We asked at Bremen City Council what motivated Bremen to join the European network.
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
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.
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