Europe is endowed with numerous fascinating green cities. And if you are looking to visit one any time soon, the following are ten of the best:
Amsterdam is the most populous city in the Netherlands, and is also its capital. Though more popular for its liberal drug laws and hippie culture, it is also a city that has very environmentally-conscious citizens. Not surprisingly, it makes extensive use of solar panels and wind turbines to generate energy.
All around the world enterprising people are turning the strange and unusual into unique living environments and helping to create sustainable living and greener lifestyles for tourists to enjoy. One of the first activities green living encourages is recycling; bottle banks, separated waste and clothing collections are all common sights these days.
Sweden is a fascinating country that has in recent years morphed into a top tourist destination, especially amongst ecotourism enthusiasts, thanks to its wonderful natural features. As the second nation in the world after Australia to adopt an ecotourism charter, it offers visitors the rare opportunity to savour the best ecological marvels that it has to offer, while also encouraging them to make a positive contribution to the environment.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 12 finalists for the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The winners will be revealed on May 26th celebrating the best in sustainable tourism throughout four different categories. This year over 160 entries were received from over 45 countries.
There is much more to Lapland than just visiting Santa as any eco tourist who has visited Abisko National Park will tell you. Established just over 100 years ago Abisko is Sweden's most famous national park and covers an area of around 77sq km.
Soweto - acronym for South Western Township - is located in South West of Johannesburg, in South Africa. The soccer loving township Soweto prepares for the FIFA 2010 World Cup and the Soccer City stadium has undergone major upgrading for the tournament. The opening, final and many other games will be played at this stadium which has a capacity for 104 000 enthusiastic football fans.