Joint press release by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the German Environment Agency (UBA)
First "Environment in the Neighbourhood" Action Days bring sustainable commitment to life locally
Steffi Lemke and Dirk Messner open the Action Days with a walk through the Am Leipziger Tor district of Dessau
On 2 September, the first nationwide pilot "Environment in the Neighbourhood" Action Days will be launched in four federal states. At a total of five locations, residents can experience diverse examples of sustainable involvement at first hand: Urban Gardening in Dessau, waste collection campaigns in Bremen and various neighbourhood events in Berlin and Bochum. With the new action days, the BMUV and UBA want to draw the public's attention to the commitment of those people who are shaping the socio-ecological transformation in urban neighbourhoods. The pilot action days are intended to make this commitment visible, to improve networking between actors and citizens and, at the same time, to test a new format for participation.