Ecology

CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY 

THE 10 FINALISTS

We honour political work that takes a responsible approach to reconciling our need for energy, mobility, housing and food with the needs of our environment – as our well-being depends on it.

Our Soil for Bees

To save the bees, ‘bee-friendly’ habitats are created in communities, focusing on soil conservation and planting wildflowers.

Citizens’ Convention on Climate

The Citizens’ Convention on Climate, an unprecedented democratic experiment in France, aims to give citizens a voice to accelerate the fight against climate change.

Vienna Repair Voucher

A voucher scheme subsidises the costs of repairs, encouraging consumers to fix old items instead of throwing them away and buying new ones.

Alpine Lamb Project

Four-legged lawnmowers, called sheep, are keeping ski slopes in good shape over summer and prevent erosion, overgrowth, and avalanches.

The FreiburgCup

A system in Freiburg aims to eliminate single-use coffee cups through the introduction of a reusable cup, accepted town-wide.

Milano Plastic Free

Milan eliminates disposable plastic tableware from schools and other facilities, saving 720 tons of waste per year, and involving other smaller and bigger players in the strategy in a step-by-step manner.