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The European Green Leaf 2015: a New Competition for Smaller Cities

The European Green Leaf 2015 is aimed at urban areas with a population between 50.000 and 100.000 inhabitants and recognises cities efforts to generate green growth and new jobs, while being respectful with the environment.

The award has 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.

Applications can be made by 31 March 2015 online. Detailed instructions on how to apply, including a guidance note can be found at ec.europa.eu/europeangreenleaf