Last Updated on October 16, 2020 by VDiscovery
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Environmentally friendly, or popularly known as the go-green is a term of sustainability that does not endanger the ecosystem or the environment. Proponents of an environmentally friendly lifestyle intend to live their lives in ways that are consistent with sustainability, the balance of nature and respect for the symbiotic relationship between humans and the ecology and natural cycle. General practices and philosophies of environmentally friendly living are closely related to the overall principles of sustainable development.
What are Beautiful Eco Friendly cities in the world?
Going green is the toughest challenge for cities around the world, especially with the conditions of human settlements, transportation to the air population. The condition of the earth that is increasingly unhealthy makes many countries competing to implement various policies that can make the environment beautiful again. Here are the most environmentally friendly cities in the world and can be one of the tourist destinations for you:
Portland, Oregon, USA
The headquarters of the Portland Blazers NBA team is indeed actively working to improve a new world filled with green and healthy to live in. The city was the first to apply the concept of environmentally friendly by building green buildings and campaigning carpooling to reduce vehicle pollution. In Portland, the Planning and Sustainability Bureau began the Sustainable City Government (SCG) program, which has succeeded in reducing the city’s dependence on fossil fuels from 1991.
Transportation systems focus on alternative light-rail transit and extensive bicycle lane networks to encourage people to leave their cars at home. It is also one of the first cities to promise to reduce emissions and start building transitions to use recyclable materials.
According to the latest data, Portland recycles 63% of the waste produced by the city. Their culture teaches them how to live green and embrace nature.
When people have decided to go Green, the city can turn into a green paradise. Praised as “the Green Capital of Europe,” the local community is very concerned about the beauty of the environment, so no wonder there you will see many people passing by using bicycles rather than using motorized vehicles. Cycling has become part of their culture.
There are also canals that are very clean so they can be used for rowing. Because the city is clean and green, it’s no wonder the local government is targeting Copenhagen as the nation’s capital with neutral carbon levels by 2025. Since 1995, carbon emissions have been reduced by half.
The city operates a large car-free zone, high quality public transportation and impressive cycling facilities. At the end of 2019, all buses (public transportation) in Copenhagen will switch to electric engines. District heating and cooling systems, some of which use sea water, are done with technology to reduce carbon emissions. Plantations and animal husbandry use sophisticated wind. Likewise with its trees to plant 100000 new trees at the end of 2025 Initiated by the Municipality of Copenhagen.
Amsterdam, has now prepared an environmentally friendly city master plan. The city center will have new parks, food markets, and environmentally friendly transportation to reduce the adverse effects of pollution.
The city has more bicycles than people, and if you are not a fan of biking, then you can use electric vehicles as a solution with more than 300 charging stations spread throughout the city.
Amsterdam ensures that local farmers are cared for so that residents in the city can enjoy homemade organic food. The city uses clothes made from environmentally friendly materials. They also ensure that the manufacturing process does not use toxic dyes, or agents that can pollute water.
The German capital is also very concerned about the environment, the city has also created an excellent urban irrigation system, by creating a green roof system and ponds that can collect rain water which is then directed to the canal so that it can be used to supply water to the bathroom.
German cities are also similar to Freiburg and Frankfurt, the majority of residents there prefers using public transportation rather than using private vehicles. Because of the many regulations that burden a person to use private vehicles, for example, such as expensive vehicle taxes to cars prohibited from parking in the city center.
Launched ambitions to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. New buildings in this city must follow strict energy efficiency guidelines. Frankfurt has also drastically reduced its waste, thanks to modern waste management systems, and has ambitious plans for e-mobility.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, this city has designed and built green buildings that are environmentally friendly, has clean canals that can be used for travel.
Stockholm also won this year’s World Smart City Award from 450 nominations from 54 countries around the world. This award is given to sustainable development in the use of energy, transportation and infrastructure.
Being one of the cleanest cities in Asia, the city government has a very strong commitment to creating a green and clean environment. It has turned into an urban oasis with around 47 percent green cover. In fact, more than 80 percent of Singaporeans are within a 10-minute walk in the park.
The most interesting thing is that Singapore makes the tall trees called Supertree, artificial trees as high as 50 meters have excellent benefits for collecting rainwater and absorbing sunlight. In addition the city also has many green buildings, one of which is SkyPark, which is a vast park with a length of 340 meters above Marina Bay.
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Recycled water has been developed using advanced membrane technology and UV disinfection. Water in Singapore plans to meet up to 85 percent of Singapore’s water demand by 2060. Singapore has become a pioneer of Asian countries as the Green Capital of a smart and sustainable solution.
The striking similarities of the cities are that they all want to reduce or even stop using fossil fuels, build environmentally friendly buildings, and promote green space and clean air. Because the city has the ambition to become the first emissions-free city in the world!
Climate change became the new things that are now being debated. To maintain the continuity of the earth as a planet inhabited by humans, the greening and use of energy for human needs in the present and the future has been considered. Some cities in the world have even tried to make their city a green city with the use of energy that is completely pure from nature, but does not exploit nature.