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75 Flemish cities and municipalities participate in the first edition of VVSG’s ‘week of the sustainable municipality’!

24 July 2018

VVSG launched a campaign to its members to come out with the efforts they – and more importantly their citizens – make on sustainable development. From 18th until 25th of September, no less than 75 Flemish municipalities (one out of every four!) will celebrate the third anniversary of signing the UN’s 2030 Agenda in a widespread public campaign: the Week of the Sustainable Municipality.

During this week, all participating municipalities will hang the SDG-flag at their city Halls and will put their own ‘Sustainable Heroes’ in the spotlights. The heroes can be citizens, schools, companies, organisations or other local groups who contribute to sustainable development in their own daily way. They 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. As from the beginning of September, all the Sustainable Heroes will be presented on the same website.

The one-week campaign 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.