Green Cities Fit for Life

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16th-19th August 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz

This year the European Green Capital 2012 Vitoria-Gasteiz is welcoming families from all over the world to enjoy a different type of holiday. As part of the Family Tourism Week, the Green Capital is hosting Greenkana from the 16th to the 19th of August. This event encourages participants to learn about sustainability through fun challenging and thought provoking tasks that will entertain the whole family. This packed schedule includes photography contests, games to test your senses, nature challenges and group activities.

Families will get the opportunity to experience the best of Vitroia-Gasteiz through guided tours of some of the city’s landmarks. On the final day families will put their rhythm to the test and participate in a flashmob in Virgen Blanca Square. Greenkana will end with a prize-giving ceremony that will celebrate the involvement and spirit of the participants.

This will be a unique opportunity for families to experience a different and stimulating holiday. Greenkana and Vitoria-Gasteiz’s Week of Family Tourism will be an exciting and dynamic way to fully appreciate the beauty of the European Green Capital 2012.

Vitoria-Gasteiz- a City that is green inside and outside

One of the features that helped win Vitoria-Gasteiz the title of European Green Capital 2012 was it’s high proportion of green public areas, so the entire population lives within 300m of an open green space. Public gardens cover 1, 091 hectares, making up 32.6% of the urban area. A green belt of five large suburban parks with recreational areas surrounds the centre, linked by a network of 33 km of pedestrian pathways and 90 km of cycle routes, effectively bringing nature into the urban heart. With 42 m2 of open space per person, Vitoria-Gasteiz is one of the greenest cities in Spain.

For more information about Greenkana and Vitoria-Gasteiz’s Week of Family Tourism click here

For more information on what Vitoria-Gasteiz is doing click here

For more information about the European Green Capital Award click here