Bristol-2015broomhill_junior_schoolBristol is now officially the first UK city to be named as a European Green Capital. The baton was officially handed over to Bristol at a ceremony in Copenhagen (who held the title in 2014) yesterday.

The organisation Bristol 2015 has been established by Bristol City Council to lead the delivery of the European Green Capital year.

Its programme of activity for 2015 promises to be the best funded – an extensive grants programme worth £2 million – and most comprehensive launched by any European Green Capital to date.

“Bristol’s year as European Green Capital should make a positive difference to people throughout the city and create a lasting legacy that we can all be proud of”

 

Mayor George Ferguson said: “My ambition is that Bristol’s year as European Green Capital should make a positive difference to people throughout the city and create a lasting legacy that we can all be proud of.”

Developers needed!

As part of this, Bristol 2015 is asking Europe’s brightest minds to identify new ways that software can be used to tackle environmental challenges in cities in the European Green Capital Digital Challenge.

This will include a 48-hour Digital Challenge Hack Weekend on the 6-8 February, which will be hosted during Digital Bristol Week and forms part of the International GreenTech Festival.

Current environmental projects wanted too!

Also, if you are part of an exciting, existing project supporting environmental improvement or have a brilliant new initiative for 2015, Bristol 2015 want to hear from you too. You need to be registered on the site to be considered.

Registration comes with the added benefits of being able to:

• Promote your event through the Bristol2015.co.uk website

• Use the programme planner to ensure your inclusion in the Bristol 2015 event calendar.

You can find out about more about registering at the Bristol 2015 website.

To keep up to date on all the latest news and events from Bristol 2015, follow them on Twitter: @Bristol_2015 or join the conversation on the Bristol 2015 Facebook page.