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Through the environmental program "LIFE +", the European Commission has granted money to the project "GreenCitizens of Europe". Umeå municipality, together with several local, regional, national and international partners are to find new solutions to car sharing, bike rentals at the travel center, energy efficiency and waste management in residential areas.

The overall objective of GREENCIT is to demonstrate how environmental policy can be interpreted and implemented into concrete citizen-oriented actions, which motivate and help citizens to change their behavior.

 

Latest news

 

The evaluation report is now available to download

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Trivector slutrapport

The evaluation of the project Green Citizens of Europe was done by Tricevtor and now the full report be downloaded here.

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Layman Report summarizes project

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Layman svenska

Be Green Umeå has become a well-known brand for sustainability projects in Umeå. With a focus on simple messages and easy-going activities that encourage public dialogue Be Green Umeå has reached out to the public. The project has had a major impact and contributed to behavioral changes among the inhabitants of the Umeå region in how to live and travel more sustainably. The whole project is now summarized in a concise easy to read report for the public to enjoy.

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End of project

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tack

Today is the very last day of the project Green Citizens of Europe. After 4½ years, it is time to end a very successful project.

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Earth hour cafe

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EH_fik

In 26-28 of March 2015 the Project opened its office for the public who were treated to organic coffee in exchange for an environmental promise. With the help of borrowed furniture from Umeå municipality’s Return Store, Be Green Umeå’s office was transformed into a cafe.

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Lectures

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Världsprem_film

Part of the project team has been out to hold different lectures during the past month, both near and far away.

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Final report on Hazardous waste activity

, Waste collection in private households

farligtavfall_rapportnyhet

During three years, 2012-2014, an activity to encourage increased sorting of hazardous waste in private households was been carried out. The purpose of the activity was to investigate how cost-effective information and service initiatives could increase the sorting of hazardous waste. Now the results are compiled in a final report.

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Car sharing campaign at Rådhustorget

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SamåkRådhus

On Saturday 28th of February the project was at Rådhustorget in central Umeå to comfort as many lonely motorists as possible. Our campaign car was crying out loud on the square.

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Earth hour cafe

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Earth Hour2015

On Saturday, March 28th at 20:30 to 21:30 Umeå municipality will be attending in the world's largest environmental manifestation Earth Hour. At that time the lights will be turned off in many places in the country for one hour to draw attention to the climate change. Join you too!

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The project enters its final month

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Slutkonferens

The project Green Citizens of Europe is coming to an end. The 4 ½ year project makes its last day on March 31 2015.

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Interesting chat on winter cycling

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Chatt_vintercykling

On Wednesday, February 25th three of our employees participated in a chat about winter cycling. The chat took place on Västerbotten County Council's website - www.hälsa2020.se.

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