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Bristol wins bid to become European Green Capital 2015

Bristol has won the race to become European Green Capital in 2015. The announcement was made at a ceremony this evening in Nantes in France, the current holder of the title.

The city has beaten Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana in Slovenia to the award.

This demonstrates Bristol’s ambition to be a pioneering green city and is recognition for the many years of hard work and dedication by the city council, businesses and the people of Bristol to make our city more environmentally friendly.

We will now be turning our attention to staging an inspiring programme of events in 2015 which will be centred around the idea of Bristol as a ‘Laboratory for Change’.

We are very aware that we have much more work to do to become a truly sustainable city but we look forward to sharing that journey with people from across Bristol and Europe.

– George Ferguson, Bristol Mayor

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Bristol's Mayor heads to Brussels

Bristol's Mayor George Ferguson. Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Archive

Bristol's Mayor, George Ferguson, and his seven-strong team will set off for Brussels today in their quest to make Bristol the European Green Capital of 2015.

They'll present their vision to a judging panel tomorrow morning (Friday). It's the second year in a row that Bristol has made the finals - narrowly missing out to Copenhagen last time.

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