In Brussels Green city
Brussels has just been selected as one of the finalists for the European Green Capital Award. The other finalists are Bristol, Glasgow and Ljubljana!
Insecticides, fungicides and herbicides are all examples of pesticides that we use on our crops and in our flower and vegetable gardens to protect them against problems such as insects, fungi and weeds.
But the use of pesticides poses risks to the environment, human health and quality of life!
What is a collective garden?
A collective garden is a place for sharing and discussion, where vegetables, aromatic plants, fruit, flowers, etc, are grown.
The call for projects
Brussels Environment is launching a call for projects for developing collective gardens. The applications selected in this context will receive ongoing support in developing their projects and financial assistance in purchasing materials.
As part of the dynamic process of collective participation, the 12th edition of the “Green Neighbourhoods” campaign is inviting neighbourhood committees and other resident associations to come up with ideas to make their neighbourhood that little bit greener.
The 2012 season has got underway
The Walk of the Royal Parks is a brand-new, marked trail that links up to the Green Walk between the Colonial Garden and the Park of Laeken. This magnificent walk will take you through the various green areas that surround the Royal Palace of Laeken.
Last October, the Brussels Region submitted its candidacy for the title of “2014 European Green Capital”. And now the three finalists, selected from amongst eighteen candidates, have been announced: Bristol, Copenhagen and Frankfurt. Brussels, for its part, ranks fifth!
Over the past few years, the Brussels-Capital Region has implemented numerous actions aimed at taking on environmental challenges specific to a modern and dynamic city-region. The objective is to make Brussels, the Belgian and European capital, a model in terms of sustainable development, quality of life and solidarity for all.
In a city as green as Brussels, biodiversity is rather well represented, but it must still be preserved. Is this term a bit vague? Nevertheless, your survival depends on it, and moreover, people have a role to play in preserving it.