Bristol has won an international award that will see it become European Green Capital in 2015. Bristol beat rivals Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana – the capital of Slovenia – in a tightly fought contest.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson says: “This demonstrates Bristol’s ambition to be a pioneering green city and is recognition for the many years of hard work and dedication by the city council, businesses and the people ofBristolto make our city more environmentally friendly.”
He continues: “We will now be turning our attention to staging an inspiring programme of events in 2015 which will be centred around the idea of Bristol as a ‘Laboratory for Change’. I have offeredBristolas a test-bed for environmental ideas in 2015, where we will develop pioneering practices which will not only benefi tBristol, but will hopefully become a model for cities around the world. We are very aware that we have much more work to do to become a truly sustainable city but we look forward to sharing that journey with people from across Bristol and Europe.”