Green Cities Network was launched today. It’s a different approach on sustainable city networks as it’s based on educational co-operation between schools and city administration, in a concrete way. As Tree planting is the most popular activity in the . The concept for Green Cities is simple and easy to adapt. In minimum, accepted cities have to offer areas, seedlings and assistance for tree planting activities of schools every year, at least once in a year, around official Tree Planting Days. Cities take care that these areas will be safe and not constructed afterwards. Cities will get a free access to Green City Network, become and official city for 100 Million Trees 2017 Campaign. They get to network with other Green Cities.
Today, four cities were chosen to this network in the Eastern Hemisphere, one from each continent. Cities are Ljubljana from Slovenia/Europe, Cape Town from South Africa/ Africa, and
Europe: Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia in Europe, with manyschools. According to the deputy mayor Aleš , " and schools in the municipality participate the Tree Planting Campaign,so the children are also given the opportunity to plant and care for trees. Mr also says that city of Ljubljana supports and promotes high level of protection and the quality of the environment as well as balanced and sustainable development among the young.
Asia:is the hub for in Taiwan, Asia. High the city of will the Asia Conference Green Cities – Cities For The Future in April 2012. City mayor Jason quotes: “We are happy and proud to be the first Asian city of the Green Cities Network and hope to share our experiences with others. We hope to learn from other green cities and be a role model for other cities as we work toward a green sustainable
Africa: Cape Town was the first city in Africa that joinedin 2011. Together with Huguenot Primary School, The City Parks Department of planted 25 trees in their school ground and an adjacent parks belonging to the City as part of an effort to green the area. “By doing so, the Department will become part of a Global Network” says , Executive Mayoral Committee Member in Community Services. According to the Director City Parks, Chantal , the department is deeply committed to sustainability and therefor the growth and development of these trees will be closely monitored.