This sustainable map of Barcelona, is an interactive map of the city, which the city of Barcelona created together with the citizens and various organizations. The main goal was to improve the urban environment of the city and to highlight the sustainable activities and initiatives.
Since 1995 the city council of Barcelona approved the Aalborg letter that was concerned with creating the principles of sustainable development. The number of principles is growing day by day, with the contributions made by institutions, citizens, companies and entities.
After an extensive process of more than 10 years and involving more than 800 organizations and an extensive network of people working together to achieve specific shared goals, agenda 21 was created, marking the citizen commitment to sustainability and the pursue for a better city. These initiatives are classified in different areas such as: trade, sustainable service, organizations and companies.
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Throughout this process new ideas were created, together with actions and opinions of what is best for the city and action plans. All citizens have launched collaborative projects during the process. Unlike other projects, a large network of engaged citizens participated, all working collaboratively with institutions, organizations and the City of Barcelona.
Each initiative takes a different theme such as trade, tourism or environmental education. The categories can be found for example in restaurants where the food has been grown in a sustainable way and bought with collaborative purchases or environmental workshops where people learn how to take care of the environment and contribute to the project.
The overall objective of the project is to encourage citizen’s responsible behavior.
Here you can find information regarding the agenda of the next program which will start next month and includes participants such Teva house, Green map, Society of Catalunya environmental education and the city of Barcelona among others.
Some of the locations are these:
It’s a map open to all and aims to give the citizens the opportunity to participate in the Project and especially to raise the awareness about responsible behavior and respect for the cultural and natural heritage.
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