The World’s Greenest Cities: Freiburg, Germany

Freiburg is widely considered the single best city for sustainable urban development. Starting early, in the 1970s, Freiburg has tackled energy and climate change, transport and land use, urban liveability and safety, and democratic issues – all using a highly integrated approach. In two separate learning cases we look at this integrated work in Freiburg, and at Freiburg’s integrated renewable energy concept, Freiburg Solar Region.

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Rubbish Roundup - The Festive Edition

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup Preston City Council has apologized to a volunteer litter picker who called time on his hobby after being confronted by a council walker on his daily litter pick. In Abergavenny, litter pickers have been celebrating a successful year after reforming their town clean-up group, in Swindon, a local newspaper is calling on its readers to join their campaign to tackle the scourge of litter in the town. Finally, on to Radcliffe in Bury, where local school children have been doing their bit to clean up the streets.

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Rubbish Roundup 28th November

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup 'Break Free from Plastics', an environmental pressure group, has said that much of the plastic that’s polluting our planet comes from just a handful of big corporations. Angry residents on a Sheffield street have been left perplexed after the council rejected an offer by a local McDonald’s drive-through restaurant to install bins to tackle the growing problem of fast food litter and pupils from a school in West Bridgford in Nottingham recent cleaned up a local woodland as part of a charity litter picking event...

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