A new international initiative, Climate Campaigners EU, is kicking off to mobilise Vilnius and other selected cities around the world in countering climate change. There is a downloadable mobile app inviting to challenge one’s habits and behaviour for a more sustainable life. The major challenges listed include no car, no plastic and others.
The app will enable tracking and analysing of the results in real-time. Users will be able to network, share sustainable living tips and success stories.
When completed, each task will naturally earn points exchangeable for prizes.
The initiative, which involves 13 cities, will run for two years and each city will use specific measures to achieve its goals. Vilnius, for example, will focus on mobility.
By registering on climate-campaigners.com, residents will become part of a wider climate-concerned community.
The initiative is now in action in 13 cities such as Izmir, Milan and Lahti, hopefully with more cities to follow suit.
Anonymised data and findings will be analysed at different European universities and used to make recommendations for further action. The participating cities are committed to becoming greener and to share their institutional, legal and other tools as best practice to the rest of Europe.
The International Environmental Initiative is led by Johannes Kepler University of Linz in cooperation with the National University of Ireland (Galway), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Oslo), and the cities of Cape Town (ZAF), Dublin, Freistadt, Grenoble, Izmir, Lahti, La Libertad (PER), Linz, Milan, Pesaro, Skopelos, Trua Ruvier (CAN), and Vilnius. The initiative is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant No 101003815).
More information: www.climate-campaigners.com/