July 24, 2018     cib    

This week is the first edition of the VVSG's Week of the Sustainable Municipality. During this week 83 municipalities (one out of every four in Flanders!) will hang the SDG-flag at their city Halls and will put their own ‘Sustainable Heroes’ in the spotlights, to celebrate the third anniversary of signing the UN's 2030 Agenda. Heroes can be citizens, schools, companies, organisations or other local groups who contribute to sustainable development in their own way. These heroes will become the local faces of the 17 global goals.

The sustainable municipalities are spread across Flanders and their size varies from 8000 inhabitants (communities of Zwalm and As) to more than 250.000 (city of Ghent). You can find the complete list of participants on www.duurzamegemeente.be. All the Sustainable Heroes are presented on the same website.

The campaign week is an initiative from the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG). For further information on the campaign, please contact internationaal@vvsg.be. For more general information on VVSG’s work on the SDGs, visit http://www.vvsg.be/sites/sdgs

Source: VVSG