Green principles of Slovenian cities
What is it that has left a green stamp on Slovenian towns and cities? Discover some of the common guidelines followed by an increasing number of Slovenian cities.
For cleaner air and less traffic noise, Slovenian cities are developing soft mobility. By introducing new cycling paths and footpaths, closing city centres to motor traffic, and modernising public passenger transport, they encourage their residents to use environmentally friendly means of getting around. Among the latter, electric car-sharing systems are becoming increasingly popular.
The local food supply is of exceptional importance in Slovenia, and this is not only true for rural areas. Short distances between urban and rural areas enable residents to enjoy fresh organic produce from nearby farms every day. Because green cities provide numerous opportunities for urban gardening, many residents grow their own vegetables.
One of the main advantages of Slovenian cities is the wealth of green spaces. The multitude of parks, forests, and natural riverbanks encourage residents and visitors to spend their free time actively, protect biodiversity, and reduce the carbon footprint of cities. It’s usually only a short stroll from urban centres to green surroundings.
A clean environment is a healthy environment. Various projects are implemented in Slovenia to keep our cities clean and orderly. With a joint effort, we reduce the quantity of generated waste, look for ways to re-use waste, and protect the precious sources of drinking water.