#BIKEYGEES is a remarkable initiative that aims to empower refugee women and girls in Berlin by offering them free practical cycle training. The initiative also teaches German traffic rules and how to carry out basic bike repairs in different languages. They also give out bikes, helmets, maintenance tools, and locks to participating girls and women after passing a small theoretical exam, so they can leave the training self-sufficient.
The Living Lab Experiment at Griesplatz in Graz involves engaging local stakeholders in the smart redesign of the square, which plays a vital role as a traffic hub. This includes residents in the vicinity, cyclists, pedestrians, and marginalized groups. The EU project (Urban Europe) and the University of Graz facilitate the Living Lab which is the second oldest and largest in Austria. The initiative has a long-term Smart City Strategy that prioritizes mobility measures, such as public transport, e-mobility, and city logistics. The University of Technology Graz is also a project partner.
The Zero Waste Association aims to promote a zero-waste lifestyle by gathering local leaders, professionals, and change agents willing to participate in the organisation’s mission; transforming production and consumption patterns towards a circular economy. This enterprising idea suggests environmentally friendly solutions to fasten the just transition to a greener way of living for the benefit of the environment and the community.
The local enterprise model for ownership of local wind turbines has been highly successful, enabling residents and local communities to be the driving force behind the shift to the usage of renewable energy in Europe. Denmark is on track to meet its 2050 goal of using only renewable energy sources for transportation, heating, and power. This future-oriented project has several advantages among these:
Stromspar-Check (SSC) is a joint project by the Deutsche Caritasverb and the Association of Energy and Climate Protection Agencies in Germany.
Måbjerg BioEnergy is a project situated in Måbjerg, an area on the outskirts of Holstebro town in Western Denmark – one of Denmark’s most important agricultural areas.
HagelandStroomt; a citizens-led initiative aimed to support SMEs in the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium to implement energy-conserving measures and reduce their overall greenhouse gas emissions.
Speranza Cooperative, an Italian organisation based in Candiolo, in the province of Turin, operates in the zoo-technical industry and offers its goods directly to the public.
Energiesnoeiers (‘Energy Cutters’) are companies in the social economy of Flanders that carry out energy scans and energy-conserving measures like insulation of walls/roofs, preferably in the homes of socially and financially vulnerable people.
LICHT, Local Initiative for a Cooperative Renewable Transition, is an ambitious energy community project in Leuven focusing on the residents’ transition to renewable forms of energy while striving for a healthy and sustainable city.
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ACCTING Factsheet: Empowering employees to help mitigate Climate Change – A business-employees alliance promoting behavioural change towards achieving Green Deal goals
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ACCTING Factsheet: Promoting access to healthy and environmentally friendly food for the marginalised and vulnerable
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