Ljubljana

Slovenia - Green Destination

more than a year ago
Ljubljana won the European Green Capital award for 2016, and to further add to Slovenia’s green credentials in September it became the first country in the world to be designated as a “green destination.” This recognition of both Slovenia’s natural beauty, and the careful stewardship that has enabled economic development without environmental degradation, came from the Green Destinations organisation, which provides support and encouragement for more sustainable tourism.

The organization’s founder, Albert Salman, noted on presenting the title that Slovenia had met 96% of more than 100 green criteria, covering the broad areas of Destination Management, Nature & Scenery, Environment & Climate, Culture & Tradition, Social Well-being, and Business & Hospitality. The award underscores the efforts that have been made in recent years, at both local and national levels, to take advantage of Slovenia’s ideal location for both tourism and the environment, with an often stunning landscape that runs from the Alps to the Mediterranean.

In addition to Ljubljana, other locations in Slovenia that received recognition from Green Destinations included Nova Gorica, Brda, Kranjska Gora, Maribor, Ptuj, Slovenj Gradec, Bela Krajina and Velenje, all of which have something special to offer visitors, not least of which is their clean air and water.

Of course, this is a Ljubljana focused site, and we’d be remiss in not highlighting some of the local features that we think make this city so green and pleasant - the bicycles, Tivoli, vegetarian restaurants, second-hand stores, and so on.

See the links below for more details, and enjoy your time in this greenest of cities.

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