Our city has been awarded with a prize in the Urban Greenery and Air Quality category for the creation of Green Budget as well as for its conceptual consistency in urban greenery development. Lublin has also received an honourable mention in the Energy Systems category for the comprehensiveness and variety of activities in energy management and related education programmes.
The aim of the ECO-CITY contest is to award Polish cities and towns which are the most environmentally engaged. The contest is organised by the French Embassy in Poland. In this year’s edition, 12 prizes and 16 honourable mentions have been awarded. In each of the six categories, two cities have been awarded: one with population of more than 100 000 residents and the other with population of less than 100 000 residents. Cities and towns could compete in several categories. Overall, organisers have received 93 contest forms.
This year, cities and towns have had the opportunity to submit their entries in the Urban Greenery and Air Quality category for the very first time. The entry has also been submitted by Lublin which eventually received the prize for a city with population of more than 100 000 residents. Our city has been awarded mostly due to the “Green Budget”, a project which aims to involve residents in creating green spaces in the long term, and due to the city's conceptual consistency in urban greenery development. ENGIE's air monitoring equipment is a prize in the Urban Greenery and Air Quality category.
The honourable mention in the Energy Systems category has been awarded for the comprehensiveness and variety of activities in energy management, as well as for “Urban Energy Audit”, cooperation with different stakeholders and educational activities in the field of energy efficiency.