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Vitoria-Gasteiz Celebrates being the 2012 European Green Capital

15 December 2011, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

To mark the official transfer of power from Hamburg to Vitoria-Gasteiz, to be held on December 15 in Brussels, the capital of Alava live a weekend of “green” celebrations. From Thursday until Saturday, Vitoria-Gasteiz will host several events that will serve to welcome the public to the title of Green Capital.

On Thursday, December 15th, a convey of cyclists, who will start from different points of the city in order to “turn on” the green city,  culminating in the lighting of  a neon sign lit by the energy generated from the cyclists.

The finale of this event will be a spectacle of light, color and sound never before seen in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The City Hall will be transformed into a giant screen on which represent a succession of scenes that make up a whole symphony of colors, shapes and sounds that fascinate the public and serve to translate the principles of Green Capital.

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This event is to coincide with the hand over of the “European Green Capital” title from Hamburg, Germany to Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, further promoting sustainable transport initiatives throughout Europe.

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