Sustainable city Tartu
Tartu’s vision for 2030: “An ecological way of living must reach all citizens. In city life, this means a more environmentally friendly system of waste collection, sorting and storage. For residential building construction and renovation, environmentally friendly solutions and materials as well as efficient energy use will be preferred. City life management will curb uncontrolled urban sprawl, while promoting the use of non-motorised and public means of transport.”
Tartu aims to reduce its ecological footprint through the more environmentally responsible behaviour of its citizens as well as the use of renewable energy and modern technology. Tartu has organised competitions for smart energy solutions, procured natural gas buses for its public transport lines, supported the adoption of electric cars, renovated city buildings for energy efficiency, implemented economical city lighting solutions, used renewable energy sources, etc.
The purpose of the ‘Sustainable Tartu’ topic page is to disseminate information about the ecological and energy-efficient solutions in the city of Tartu. On this page, we try to gather interesting and inspiring examples and educational materials from the city of Tartu and its surroundings. Here we share our experiences regarding the city’s buildings, transport, street lighting and planning. We also collect the experiences of Tartu’s citizens and business enterprises.
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