Sofia - Green City
TRANSFORM SOFIA INTO A GREEN CITY
One of the main goals of our organization is to help build a responsible civil society. One of the aspects of this initiative is raising awareness about environmental protection in cities. This will be possible through forming a business model for green urban development, combining strategic planning with investments and associated technical assistance.
Cycle for thought support the initiative for clear air in Sofia. According to data from the World Health Organization, every day an average of 50 people die every day, directly or indirectly because of the polluted air. The mortality rate in this indicator in our country is 3 times higher than the average for Europe. Because of that, civil organizations in Sofia filed a collective claim against the municipality accusing the municipality that their inaction has led to air pollution and has harmed people's health.
Another initiative we support , corresponding with green city philosophy, is an annual spring cleaning. Last year our team joined the cleaning in "Students' City" - one of the neighbourhoods in Sofia, populated mostly with students. Cleaner city is the first step to maintaining a Green City. Our efforts are to involve more and more people and to provide an opportunity for everyone who wants to join.
We plan to work towards the cleaning of our city becoming an annual tradition for every resident of the city and the results of our work are visible.
The Student City has fallen in darkness.
This is certainly obvious for anyone who has bothered to go there in the evening. Still, in order not to be gossamer, we did our own research, in which volunteers found that 48.7 percent of street lighting in Student City was not working.
Spring cleaning and planting
Another initiative we support , corresponding to green city philosophy, is annual spring cleaning. Last year our team join the cleaning in "Students' City" - one of the neighbourhoods in Sofia, populated mostly with students. Cleaner city is the first step to maintain Green City.