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If you were to describe Ljubljana with only a few words, those would be green, safe, friendly and clean. It's a city that has long been recognised for its environmental conscience, where a number of measures in the field of sustainable development, including green mobility, waste management and sustainable urban planning have been implemented over the years.

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The green city with clean water

The Ljubljana residents are lucky to drink excellent potable water, which is not processed with any technological procedure, and its quality equals the water of the subterranean sources. More than 30 drinking fountains provide free-of-charge refreshment during the warmer months.

Among other most prominent “green” sights of Ljubljana are the vast Tivoli Park in the city centre and the unique recreational Trail of Remembrance and Comradeship encircling the city with its 7,000 trees. Just a few kilometres out of the city centre you can find the Ljubljana Marshes landscape park, famous for its natural diversity. 

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Wide range of sustainability measures

Ljubljana has implemented a number of measures in the field of sustainable development, including green mobility, waste management and sustainable urban planning. The inner part of the city centre was closed for traffic in 2012 and the residents of Ljubljana increasingly opt for cycling as a means of transport.

The Bicike(LJ) system of bicycle sharing in the city is a free-of-charge and very popular form of transportation. The Copenhagenize Index ranks Ljubljana among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world.

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Sustainability in the congress industry

Ljubljana is part of the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism since 2015. It is a certification system, which offers to destinations and providers concrete tools for assessment and improvement of the sustainable development initiatives through the trademark SLOVENIA GREEN. 

The Green Supply Chains is an ongoing project from 2015, where the Ljubljana Tourism actively collaborates with the City of Ljubljana Department for Environmental Protection, the Association for Sustainable Tourism GoodPlace and the Cooperative for Rural Development Jarina to connect the producers of local food and the hotel and restaurant managers, encouraging them to use 100 % locally grown ingredients in their kitchens. 

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The Conventa Trade Show

The Conventa trade show is the central event in the New Europe area, which sets the referential standards for a destination. Its wooden exhibition stalls for multiple use, the use of recycled materials at all stages of event, and their consideration of locally produced food are only some of the measures taken to act as an example on how to implement green meetings. 

Sustainable measures are introduced in selecting locations, participants’ transportation, food, communication with the participants, their materials and the technical execution of the event itself.

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