The municipality of Groningen has launched a new website which attempts to bring together all the great work that is happening to make the city and the province more sustainable.
In the period from 1990 to 2019, Groningen has reduced its carbon emissions by 700,000 kilotons per year (or 26 percent), putting the province in a strong position to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The province has also shown progress in other areas, including waste reduction, cleaner transportation, and new sustainable building certifications.
The website encourages all Groningers, from individuals to big businesses, to play their part in reducing carbon emissions and securing a future for the province and the planet. It guides users towards living sustainably by showing how much energy or water they can save by making small changes to your daily life and creating new habits – such as putting the washing machine in eco wash mode or cycling to the local supermarket instead of driving. We need more widespread adoption of environmentally sustainable behaviours, the portal argues.
Groningen’s new website provides a great platform to share our common progress and promote sustainability in all areas. It builds on previous engagement and ensures that a culture of sustainability is communicated and shared across the province.