As part of the NATURVATION project, Utrecht has been examining nature-based solutions projects in the city. The Roerplein Pocket Park is one of our best examples of a successful citizen-led intervention, and began as an initiative by a local social entrepreneur to turn a paved public square into a park. The small park was built within a highly paved neighborhood with little green space, and is managed by local citizens with the support of the municipality.
Green House is a building-office-garden in Budapest where beside the traditional landscape architectural elements a significant emphasis was put on an ecologically informed plant application and a bio-diverse green roof was built instead of the well-known homogeneous Sedum green roof. .
Munch.hu is a platform where restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, hotels and other stores can sell their surplus food. The aim of Munch.hu is to fight against food waste. The platform is accessible from the browser and via the phone application. The app is constantly being developed based on feedback to make it as easy to use as possible. Customers can order Munches (packages) that contain surprise food. These packages can be purchased at a 40-70% discount.
Creation of the garden on the roof in the Bremen Volkshochschule developed with the help of local NGO, Gemüsewerft Bremen and local citizens. The initiative involves vegetables and herbs growing, educational workshops on nutrition and urban gardening as well as various social activities. It aims at increasing access to the urban gardening space and increase in ecological awareness of the residents of Bremen.(
The idea of beekeeping originated from AUDI AG, Audi Hungaria's parent company. In 2015, Audi Hungaria was in the midst of implementing its flora and fauna protection plan thus the beekeeping idea was in line with ongoing developments, and quickly taken up by management. 6 bee colonies with 270,000 bees were installed in September 2015. The bees produce 200-240 kilograms of honey each year, which is branded as Audi Hungaria Premium Honey, and gifted to visitors, as well as purchasable in the gift shop.
The 10 Million Trees is a nationwide community, established by Iván András Bojár in the summer of 2019. Their local communities operate in a growing number of places, small towns, villages, county towns, capital districts. They prepare, organize and carry out the planting of the trees and planting of forests. They are brought together by representatives, and the national organization of the 10 million Trees operates through their cooperation.
The Plastic Bank is a global organisation. It is fighting to end plastic pollution and its devastating impact on the marine environment in particular. Central to its mission is the critical argument that the first thing that needs doing is to cut off the supply of plastic entering our oceans. The vast majority of plastic entering our oceans is in the developing world and one of the key drivers is poverty.
Tengah will be Singapore’s first smart and sustainable town, with green features and smart technologies.
Giant solar-powered air conditioners, vacuum garbage collection, subterranean roads for electric vehicles, urban farms and green architecture. Put them all together and you have Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious project yet to build the city of the future.
Terra Case cases are made of 100% biodegradable, compostable material and arrive in recycled packaging. Each Terra Case is made from a special plant-derived material that decomposes 100% in 6-24 months under compostable conditions, unlike traditional plastic that pollute the environment for 200-1000 years. Each Terra Case is unique in that the plant seeds appear in small patches, giving the case a special pattern. After each case purchase, 3kg (300 PET bottles) of plastic garbage is removed from the oceans in collaboration with The Plastic Bank.
Eco-friendly Pela cases are the world's first sustainable phone cases. Pela’s mission is to achieve a waste-free future. Pela's working with several environmental organizations (e.g., Save the Waves, Surfrider Foundation, Oceana). The material is a combination of plant-based biopolymers, flax straw waste and recycled materials. The flax-infused biopolymers provide added texture and impact resistance, helping to protect your phone and the environment.