VVSG Week of the Sustainable Municipality
117 Flemish municipalities celebrate local heroes for sustainable development
From 18 to 25 September, the VVSG (Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities) organises for the 4th year in a row the Week of the Sustainable Municipality. This year, no less than 117 municipalities (almost 40% of all local governments) participate, the highest number so far!
During this week, local governments celebrate local heroes for sustainable development. These are organizations, schools, business and individual citizens who in their daily lives or work contribute to a more sustainable community and world. During the campaign week, local governments also raise the SDG-flag and organize activities together with their local heroes to raise awareness on Agenda 2030 amongst their population. This year, we focus on the Planet pillar.
The VVSG supports participating municipalities by providing a campaign manual, giving tips and advice on the selection of heroes and the organization of activities, facilitation exchange between participants and providing both online and physical campaign material. This year, the campaign material includes a brochure for citizens on the SDGs with low-treshold information on the 17 goals and what each and every one of us can do to contribute to these goals.
All information can be found on the campaign website www.duurzamegemeente.be.