Best practices for an ecological transformation as a social lever

Welcome to our interactive map with projects contributing to a more socially and ecologically sustainable Europe. The map aims to serve as a platform of exchange of best practices from local, regional and national level. The projects can be both public, private and introduced on the national, regional, municipal or local level. We welcome everyone to contribute with suggestions for new projects to include and invite you to be inspired from the current ones. 

Back in 1996, Växjö became the first city in the world to set the goal of becoming fossil-fuel free by 2030. Since then, the city has backed up words with actions and is often referred to as ‘Europe’s greenest city’.
Växjö
Sweden
Traditionally cow dung has been used as a fertilizer, though today dung is collected and used to produce biogas. Biomass has become an increasingly important energy source in Denmark over the last 25 years.
Mabjerg
Denmark
A newly built day nursery north of Copenhagen invigorates the children with plenty of sunlight and fresh air. It is part of an international experiment to create buildings “that give more than they take”.
Copenhagen
Denmark
Copenhagen has the ambition of becoming the first carbon neutral capital by 2025. A midterm goal was to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2015, which is a goal Copenhagen met already in 2011. Since 1995, Copenhagen has reduced carbon emissions by 50 percent.
Copenhagen
Denmark
Frankfurt has been crowned the world's most sustainable city 2015, according to a ranking done by Sustainable Cities Index.
Frankfurt
Germany
After dairy, bread is the second most wasted product in the Netherlands. But not at Instock, where bread is turned into a beer! The organization rescues food that is not sellable anymore from local supermarkets and turns it into food in its three restaurants across the country.
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Repair Cafés are about citizens’ empowerment, this time regarding their appliances and furniture. By teaching and helping people repair household products, unnecessary overconsumption and waste are reduced.
Amsterdam
Netherlands
WASTED tries to incentivize people in Amsterdam North to better use the existing recycling facilities.
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Buiksloterham is a neighborhood in Amsterdam North and an urban living lab where circular urban solutions are tested.
Amsterdam
Netherlands
HafenCity is setting leading-edge standards for the future through sustainable urban development. HafenCity defines a city typology which is meeting the challenges of the future in its own specific way.
Hamburg
Germany