Throughout 2015, the eyes of the world will be on Bristol as the European Green Capital – the first UK city to win this prestigious award. Towards a healthier, happier city. We won not just because of our plans for the future, but because of the city-wide efforts Bristol people and businesses are already making towards creating Britain’s most liveable city.
This award is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really show what's possible when everbyody comes together to inspire, create and achieve a shared vision for Bristol. And, ultimately, become a blueprint and role model for city living worldwide.
We hope you enjoy this brief journey through some of the visual highlights of Bristol's Green Capital year. It's a long way from being comprehensive – the incredible volume of activity across the city over the last 12 months makes that almost impossible – but we hope it provides a sketch of the richness, diversity and scale.
It's been an amazing twelve months, this Green Capital year, and Bristol should be very proud of all it has achieved and will go on to achieve beyond 2015. To celebrate, we've picked out a selection of our favourite images from the year, so with no further ado and in no particular order, enjoy…
Green Capital Year ends… as Bristol steps up its sustainability mission. It doesn’t stop here! That was the message delivered loud and clear when the end of Bristol’s European Green Capital Year was celebrated with a closing ceremony in front of an audience of 1,000 people at the city’s Colston Hall.
Bristol’s year as European Green Capital is nearly over but thanks to hundreds of sustainable projects in communities, foundations have been laid to help future generations create a healthier and happier city