Bristol – Britain’s Green Capital 2015

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BBC Radio programme about Bristol’s successful bid to be Britain’s Green Capital 2015 – click here

In 2015 Bristol will be European Green Capital. We discover exactly what the title means to the city and what makes Bristol so environmentally friendly.

The ‘Green Capital’ award is new. It’s been going for the last five years and next year Bristol will become the sixth. Miranda Krestovnikoff discovers why Bristol was successful in it’s bid and what makes the city stand out from the rest of the country for it’s environmental credentials.

Miranda visits last year’s winning city, Nantes to find out what makes a city European Green capital and what the legacy is for future generations living in Nantes. She discovers how the Green Capital award is spreading the environmental message across Europe and what Bristol can learn from previous winners.

In this week’s Costing The Earth Miranda Krestovnikoff talks to the team behind the bid to find out what big plans they have in store for Bristol as they prepare to become European Green Capital for 2015 and meets Bristol’s flamboyant and eco-thinking mayor, George Ferguson, as he sets out the green agenda for the years to come.

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