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Lots to do, lots to see. Great things are happening in Nijmegen!

Congresses and symposiums, festivals and special activities in the area: there is plenty to see and do in and around the city throughout the year during Nijmegen Green Capital.  Check below for just some of the dozens of events that will be taking place. Visit events such as the Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Run), the InScience film festival, the Fietsvierdaagse (4-day cycling event) and the European Green Week! There will also be special activities and green challenges taking place in Nijmegen and organized on behalf of the region’s environmental movement. Besides our green events, there is of course so much more to experience in our city. If you're not already hooked, you might want to stick around for a few days! On the website www.visitnijmegen.com you can find all you need to know for your visit.

Lots to do, lots to see. Great things are happening in Nijmegen!

Sustainability café: Circular Economy

Sustainability café: Circular Economy

New Year's reception in Brussels

New Year's reception in Brussels

Nijmegen Architecture Prize

Nijmegen Architecture Prize

Energy transition on the political agenda

Energy transition on the political agenda

Hand-over Ceremony

Hand-over Ceremony

Opening event Wondertuin Festival

Opening event Wondertuin Festival

New Year's reception

New Year's reception

Green Capital Challenge: build hotels for insects

Green Capital Challenge: build hotels for insects

Walk of Waste Game

Walk of Waste Game

Sustainability café: Waste

Sustainability café: Waste

Children's council of Nijmegen (Kinderraad)

Children's council of Nijmegen (Kinderraad)

Planting food forest Eetmeerbosch

Planting food forest Eetmeerbosch

Planting food forest Eetmeerbosch

Planting food forest Eetmeerbosch

Opening visitor center Kelfkensbos

Opening visitor center Kelfkensbos

Lecture "Making the Green Choice"

Lecture "Making the Green Choice"

An evening about "The ecological footprint of food"

An evening about "The ecological footprint of food"

Workshop “Build the home of your dreams”

Workshop “Build the home of your dreams”

Gelderland Energy agreement Annual Congress

Gelderland Energy agreement Annual Congress

Sustainability Market

Sustainability Market

Sustainability Café: Biodiversity

Sustainability Café: Biodiversity

Teachers Day Geography

Teachers Day Geography

Walking for Water

Walking for Water

Opening exposition "Sustainability: Eyes on the future"

Opening exposition "Sustainability: Eyes on the future"

Childrens' Climate Summit

Childrens' Climate Summit

Tree celebration

Tree celebration

Nijmeegs Book Event

Nijmeegs Book Event

Start of IVN Tree course

Start of IVN Tree course

“Brakkenstein” Book Presentation

“Brakkenstein” Book Presentation

Networking breakfast Sustainable Leadership

Networking breakfast Sustainable Leadership

Historic rally

Historic rally

Historic Rally

Historic Rally

Attention, car lovers! 80 Oldtimers (models from 1899 to 1945) will soon be driving the historic Rally Paris - Amsterdam and stop for a break on Keizer Karelplein. A glorious moment, as the last time the Rally visited us was 120 years ago!

And because Nijmegen is in green state of mind, there will be a lot of focus on making car mobility more sustainable. For example; a few car brands will display their latest electric and hybrid cars. Even the Nuna solar car and the Nuon Solar Team participates!

Mayor Hubert Bruls will be joining as well to reflect on the historical bond and origin of the Rally in Nijmegen.

Want to know which route the Rally is taking? Or want to learn more about the background of the event? You'll find it on www.autostadnijmegen.nl and Facebook page www.facebook.com/autostadnijmegen/.

Expertmeeting 'Created Landscape'

Expertmeeting 'Created Landscape'

Within the framework of the European Heritage Year, (inter)national experts come together to discuss the theme 'Created Landscape'. Centered are current water issues, that will influence the look of our landscape in the future. From the historical cultural landscape we look at water issues and possible solutions for the future of Europe. The goal? To put together an agenda of future challenges and solutions from a European perspective.

The expert meeting will take place in the Bastei in Nijmegen, from 09.30-17.30, including a walking excursion through the Stadswaard. Want to join? Sign up here before April 12th.

Sustainability Café: Mobility

Sustainability Café: Mobility

Be inspired by the smart actions of inhabitants of Nijmegen during the Mobility Challenge

Wilderness walk

Wilderness walk

Put on your shoes and come along! We walk the green route wilderness walk with an inspiring guide. We start at the Visitor Pavilion at Kelfkensbos and walk about 5 kilometers. Let us know if you want to join via DG.NL/CLUB.

Housing Fair Nijmegen (Woonbeurs Nijmegen)

Housing Fair Nijmegen (Woonbeurs Nijmegen)

Sustainable and energy-efficient living? The Nijmeegse construction sector is fully committed to making this possible for all Nijmegen residents. At the Woonbeurs, you can attend lectures and get advice on start-up loans, cohabitation contracts, sustainability, financing and information on renting or buying a house. If you're looking to find your dream home, this is your chance! Brokers, developers and housing associations show what is available for sale and for rent in Nijmegen.

From 11 am to 15 pm at Pathé CineMec Nijmegen, free admission.

Zero emission city logistics

Zero emission city logistics

For entrepreneurs in our city center, efficient city logistics is crucial. But unfortunately, nuisance and air pollution are common side effects. We believe there's another way to do this! For four days there will be a transfer hub at Kelfkensbos from where the goods will be transported to the final destination, with a combination of muscle and electricity. We also challenge carriers to use the cleanest vehicles possible. Find out more at www.greencapitalchallenges.nl/goederen-zonder-emissie/.

Conference "Growing Green City Routes"

Conference "Growing Green City Routes"

An inspirational conference that gives the floor to important stakeholders in city logistics to exchange operational experience, knowledge and innovations on European Urban Freight consolidation. For more info, visit: growinggreencityroutes.eu.

Sustainable mobility market

Sustainable mobility market

Looking for sustainable alternatives for your car? For two days, Plein 1944 is dominated by electric cars, shared cars, electric bicycles, shared bicycles, cargo bikes, e-scooters and much more. Both companies and inhabitants of Nijmegen share their experiences. Travel green with us!

Location: Plein 1944 in Nijmegen

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Awarding 48 hours Go Short

Awarding 48 hours Go Short

Ports and the City; smart and healthy

Ports and the City; smart and healthy

Two-day international conference. Port cities and inland shipping working together for healthy and sustainable inland ports and inland waterway transport sector.

Ports and the City; smart and healthy

Ports and the City; smart and healthy

Working Conference Green, Healthy and in Motion

Working Conference Green, Healthy and in Motion

A healthy city is created together: inhabitants, healthcare and wellness, education and entrepreneurs. The central theme of the working conferences is getting the city moving. Join us!

Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Meeting Consortium CLINSH

Meeting Consortium CLINSH

Start of the Green Course “Explore Green Environment” of Nijmegen”

Start of the Green Course “Explore Green Environment” of Nijmegen”

Festival Art Laboratory

Festival Art Laboratory

Treaties of Nijmegen Medal

Treaties of Nijmegen Medal

Lecture 'Two routes, one destination, that's how we make the Netherlands more beautiful'

Lecture 'Two routes, one destination, that's how we make the Netherlands more beautiful'

Victor Westhoff presents us the lecture 'Two routes, one destination, that's how we make the Netherlands more beautiful'. The presentation takes place at 14.30 in the Aula, Comeniuslaan 2, Radboud University.

Attend lecture? Register at www.ru.nl/Westhofflezing.

Zoem Sessions Nijmegen

Zoem Sessions Nijmegen

The Zoem Sessions are part of the campaign 'Nederland Zoemt', which aims to increase the food supply and nesting facilities for wild bees in the Netherlands.

EURAF conference

EURAF conference

‘We all know the agroforestry goal, but how to get there?’ That will be the overall and main question on our 2018-conference. How to realise the transition to an agricultural sector, that uses the economic and environmental benefits that agroforestry offers?

The ambition of the EURAF Conference 2018 is accelerating inspiring transitions towards agroforestry as sustainable land use, including the role that agroforestry has to play in order to fight against climate change.

EURAF is a bi-annual International conference on the combination of forestry and agriculture (Agroforestry). The EURAF 2018 conference will take place in De Lindenberg (location Ridderstraat), in the centre of Nijmegen, within a fifteen minute walk of Nijmegen Central Railway Station and a lot of hotels and with two parking facilities within 100 metres distance. Find more info at euraf.isa.utl.pt/conferences/IVEURAFConference_2018_nijmegen.

Koning Willem I Award Ceremony

Koning Willem I Award Ceremony

The award ceremony of the prestigious Koning Willem I Prize and the sustainability plaque in Nijmegen in 2018.

National festival Vier de Natuur / Fête de la Nature (celebrate nature)

National festival Vier de Natuur / Fête de la Nature (celebrate nature)

The biggest nature festival in the Netherlands with many activities in parks, gardens and green areas. Anyone can join by organising a large or small activity. Visit https://www.debastei.nl/vier-de-natuur for more info and the complete program!

The Day of City and Region

The Day of City and Region

 

At this event, corporations, municipalities, market parties and Platform31 will tackle urgent sustainability issues. The themes correspond to the themes of European Green Capital.

Together we'll search for solutions to realize sustainability, experiment in the social lab, meet each other during a speed date or join sustainable initiatives in European Green Capital Nijmegen. And get ready to be inspired by stories from others! Attend lectures about the climate agreement, urban sustainability challenges, or the importance of residents in sustainable cities. Diederik Samsom and professors Jan Jonker and Anke van Hal are among the speakers.

Do you want to participate, or do you have ideas for this event? Mail to communicatie@platform31.nl. More information about the event can be found on www.platform31.nl/bijspraken/dag-van-stad-en-regio-2018.

Exhibition Sustainability "Into another intensity"

Exhibition Sustainability "Into another intensity"

KunstZINnig provides a special evening in the Ontmoetingskerk for everyone who is interested. During the first part of the evening there is plenty of room to visit the exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is "Into another Intensity", named after the artwork by participating artist Inge van den Thillart, who tells more about her work after the break. And of course you can talk to other art lovers to your heart's content!

The KunstZINnig work group organizes various activities related to art. For example; a former meeting to discuss the exhibition with people who attended language classes at STEP.

Admission: free entrance, voluntary contribution is appreciated.

Lecture (livestream) by Dr. Jane Goodall

Lecture (livestream) by Dr. Jane Goodall

Are you too under the spell of Jane Goodall? Future For Nature Academy Nijmegen organizes a lecture by this icon!
The lecture will be shown through a livestream at 7 locations throughout the country, including in Nijmegen.

Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist. To promote awareness for nature among young people she has set up the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program. Goodall is a UN peace ambassador and has written several books about her research on chimpanzees and her vision on sustainability. With her positive attitude and inspiring lectures she offers her audience hope for a better and more sustainable future.

The Future for Nature Academy is a national network of students and young graduates with a passion for nature conservation. Their goal is to bring different people together in order to tackle current and future challenges in nature conservation and sustainability. The Nijmeegse department of the Future For Nature Academy was recently established and presents itself during this event.

Want to learn more? Go to: www.ru.nl or www.facebook.com.

HAN-IMAGINE Global Goals Event

HAN-IMAGINE Global Goals Event

Join us at the HAN-IMAGINE Global Goals Event and get inspired! You'll be enjoying a Global Goals market, workshops and fascinating Ted-Talks.

This Global Goals Event is organized by and for students. The ambition of the organization? Building a community around the Global Goals, known as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. These global goals were set by the UN in 2015 to aim for the realization of a sustainable global society in 2030, based on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic and social justice.

Register via: www.han.nl/aanmelden. Here you can also find the program!

European Green Week “Green cities for a greener future”

European Green Week “Green cities for a greener future”

Green Capital Fashion presents: Sustainable Fashion Week

Green Capital Fashion presents: Sustainable Fashion Week

During this week you'll learn all about today's clothing industry with a symposium, fashion show, exhibitions, and much more! Participants include schools, cultural partners, designers and entrepreneurs. The week is part of the Green Capital Fashion year. Look for more info at greencapitalfashion.nl!

Opening of Lent Food Forest

Opening of Lent Food Forest

Information for residents about - and with a buffet meal including - remarkable plants.

Opening of De Bastei

Opening of De Bastei

Conquer the Bastei! On Saturday May 19 between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm and Sunday May 20 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm everyone can get acquainted with De Bastei, the new center for nature and cultural history on the Waalkade in Nijmegen. On and around the 16th century defense tower (the former Stratemakerstoren) a spectacular new museum has been built, where present and past meet.

In the Bastei, visitors learn about the past of Nijmegen in a fun and educational way. The story of city, river and nature can be discovered here. Especially for the opening weekend there are numerous free activities, both inside and outside the Bastei and outside.

For more information about De Bastei and the full opening program, visit www.debastei.nl.

International Music Meeting Festival

International Music Meeting Festival

At Music Meeting you will experience performances by talented artists who have rarely or never performed in the Netherlands before. Nowadays, the music industry is controlled by large commercial parties, but at Music Meeting you'll notice a different sound. International Music Meeting Festival cuts through styles, genres and cultures - from jazz and improvised music to traditional music and unique crossovers. Join us for over thirty concerts, interviews, mini-concerts, master classes and workshops!

Still not convinced? Then get this; due to the waste collection, the green electricity consumption and the use of tap water alone, this is one of the greenest festivals in the Netherlands.

Please note: different opening times apply for Monday 21 May. You are then welcome from 11.30 am to 11 pm.

To find out about Music Meeting's irresistible program and to get your tickets, visit www.musicmeeting.nl.

Climate Alliance board meeting

Climate Alliance board meeting

The delegation of international partner organization Climate Alliance is coming to Nijmegen for a board meeting. Want to learn more about our climate association? Visit www.klimaatverbond.nl.

National conference circular economy

National conference circular economy

Presentation of best practices in circular economy, including practices market.

Odd Café

Odd Café

On 17 May, Oddstream will be organizing the Odd Café. A place where people come together to present ideas and discuss all kinds of topics related to art and technology. This edition will revolve around sustainability and technology, and one question in particular: does art serve as a solution? Studio Oddstream is located at Ridderstraat 23 in Nijmegen. Look for more info on www.oddstream.nl/17-mei-nieuw-odd-cafe.

Regional Meeting Climate adaptation

Regional Meeting Climate adaptation

The program remains a secret for a while, but you will certainly meet colleagues here that have a heart as green as yours. Meet managers and employees of municipalities, the water board, companies, the safety region, Municipal Health Service, land managers, Gelders Genootschap,
project developers, housing corporations, the Ministry and those involved within the Rijk van Nijmegen and Land van Maas & Waal. We finish the meeting with a tasty lunch!

Sustainability Café: Sustainable Events

Sustainability Café: Sustainable Events

Experience the green solutions that people of Nijmegen came up with during the Sustainable Events challenge

Green Week on campus

Green Week on campus

In this week, sustainability and a habitable world are key, with different activities such as lectures, workshops and a Green Café. More info will follow at www.ru.nl/cultuuropdecampus/@1132488/groene-week/.

Dutch Pedal Boating Championship

Dutch Pedal Boating Championship

The Dutch Pedal Boating Championship in the Spiegelwaal, as a fun side event of the recreational Tour of Nijmegen cycle race.

Distinction Grenzland Europäer des Jahres 2018

Distinction Grenzland Europäer des Jahres 2018

The social democrats in the border region annually award a prize to a European who has worked for many years for cross-border cooperation and international friendships. This year's award is fully centered on sustainability. The pin will be handed out to former Minister of the Environment, Mrs. Dr. ir. Barbara Hendricks from the Merkel III Cabinet. The prize is being placed this year in the context of sustainability and takes place in the Hortus of Green Capital Nijmegen. The event with speakers, music and art is open to everyone (more information: www.nijmegen.pvda.nl)

Start water quality campaign

Start water quality campaign

Meet the charming, firm Toilet ladies at the Green Capital Visitor Pavilion this morning! They're on a clear mission: let's get to work for clean water! This way they help Waterschap Rivierenland to inform people about water quality. Drop by and be surprised!

Learn more about the initiative at www.samenschoonwater.nl.

Nijmegen picks it up!

Nijmegen picks it up!

For this Green Capital Challenge we encourage all Nijmegen residents to clean up at least one piece of litter. And if you place a roaming (a selfie with litter), then you can also win great prizes! Look for more info here:
http://www.greencapitalchallenges.nl/nijmegen-raapt-het-in-een-keer-op/.

Waste Walk

Waste Walk

OPEN slowcafe organizes a Waste Walk in addition to the green challenge 'Nijmegen picks it up!'. We walk through the center of Nijmegen for an hour and collect as much litter as possible. Material such as grabs and trash bags is taken care of. Afterwards there is a drink in OPEN slow cafe (drinks at our own expense) in which we discuss the themes waste and waste reduction. We are also going to brainstorm about possible activities that have to do with the theme of sustainability. Look for more info on the facebook page of the event.

Excursions Green Week

Excursions Green Week

A number of on-site projects visits are organized by the city of Nijmegen. The city of Nijmegen would like to give their foreign and Dutch guests the opportunity to experience the Green Capital on foot. A great way to discover the city's gems! Join one of our City walks, our Island walk or Student tour. Transport to starting points is arranged by buses and depart from Radboud University.

Find all you need to know on our Green Week page: greencapital2018.nl/greenweek.

 

Symposium "Follow the Green Track"

Symposium "Follow the Green Track"

Green Capitals have an exemplary function in Europe. That's why we like to come together to share knowledge and experience. How do we globally scale up the 'green movement'? But also: what are practical examples to reduce the ecological footprint of cities? On Thursday 21 June, Nijmegen organizes this symposium for foreign delegations and the Dutch network. The main theme is the strength of the sustainable city: sustainable development, network participation and cooperation (citizens, businesses, knowledge sector, education and government). Inspiration guaranteed!

The morning will include representatives of the EU, former Green Capitals and candidates for the European awards that will be presented on Thursday evening. The main language is therefore English. An important part of the symposium is interactive.

Representatives of the EU, former Green Capitals and candidates for the European Green Capital award 2020 will be attending the symposium programme in the morning. Therefore, the main language is English. An important part of the symposium is interactive. Below you will find an outline of the programme:

9.00 Welcome
9.30 Introduction by chairman of the day Kim Coppens and short contributions from Wilma de Koning (Executive Board Radboud University) and Harriët Tiemens (Vice Mayor of Nijmegen).
9.45 Video message by Stientje van Veldhoven (State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management)
Keynote by Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme about innovation and sustainability
Keynote by Rabobank CEO Wiebe Draijer about sustainability as an economic strategy
11.00 Generating ideas together about making the city more sustainable and the role of the societal initiatives. Interaction led by Emile Mazerant.
12.15 Panel discussion on the questions: how do we scale the green movement? Will sustainability be ‘the new way of living everyday life’ in the future?
With Janneke de Vries (World Resources Institute), Noelle Aerts (professor of communication & participation), Caroline de Greef (Green Challenges) and Lan Marie Nguyen Berg (Vice Mayor of Oslo)
12.45 Closing words by the Mayor of Nijmegen, Hubert Bruls

If you have not registered yet, you can still do so via the following link: www.registraid.com/egc/symposium.

Congress Circular Harvest 4.0

Congress Circular Harvest 4.0

During this congress, we take a closer look at the theme 'The power of technological innovation in sustainable transition'. A refreshing program, with renowned guest speakers and presentations by students of the Minor Circular Economy. The congress will be organized in collaboration with Nijmegen European Green Capital. Everything you want to know about the program will be announced shortly on the website of the HAN.

Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

Finals of the European Green Capital Award 2020 and European Green Leaf Award, and announcement of 2020 winners.

European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards Network Meeting

European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards Network Meeting

After the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards Ceremony revealing the winners for 2020, an official Network Meeting takes place.

Sustainability Café: Energy generation

Sustainability Café: Energy generation

May we cheer you up? Come and see the most energizing results of the Energy-generation challenge! Let us know you'll be joining us via www.duurzaamheidscafenijmegen.nl.

Inspiration Day 'Green Metropolis'

Inspiration Day 'Green Metropolis'

Staatsbosbeheer is on a mission: contributing to an attractive residential and business climate in Dutch cities. A green and healthy environment, in which people like to live, work and recreate. And in which (international) companies like to settle and people from all over the world feel welcome to visit. On this inspirational afternoon Staatsbosbeheer takes a closer look at the needs of people living in the city. And how they perhaps can provide solutions, together with other parties. Will you be joining us?

Find out more at www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/Over-Staatsbosbeheer/Dossiers/groene-metropool.

GreenBlue Festival

GreenBlue Festival

Feel like partying this weekend? Visit De Kaaij! You can hardly imagine a better location for a sustainable festival. This is one of the cultural projects that are organized especially for European Green Capital Nijmegen. At the festival you will find community art, music, dance, theater, workshops, an open-air cinema, lectures and more. Join us, Netflix can wait!

Keep an eye on www.greenbluefestival.nl for more info.

Excursion 'Green in the open'

Excursion 'Green in the open'

Do you professionally deal with green and climate adaptation? Sign up for this excursion! The day consists of presentations, a discussion and an excursion for professionals from Flanders and the Netherlands. More info will follow at www.vvog.info/.

Spiegelwaal concert

Spiegelwaal concert

The Spiegelwaal concert is the celebration of Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018.

The concert on June 20, takes place at the special location De Lentse Warande at the new Spiegelwaal with the city skyline in the background.

Symphony orchestra Nijmegen performs beautiful classical works by, among others, Dvorak, Stenhammar, Piazzola and Saint Saens. They play with two special guest artists, namely Eric Vloeimans and Ruben Hein. The Symphony Orchestra Nijmegen Conducted by Frans-Aert Burghgraef, a young and enormously talented conductor. In 2015 Burghghraef won the first prize in the famous Taipei Conducting Competition and he conducts, among others, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Gelders Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

Because of the overwhelming interest, the Spiegelwaal concert has sold out in just over an hour. Couldn't get a ticket? Then follow everything via the livestream! The stream is broadcast from the website and the Omroep Gelderland app. You can also watch a compilation of all the highlights of the concert on TV Gelderland: via the app of Omroep Gelderland or the website www.gld.nl.

Conference 'Green schoolyards'

Conference 'Green schoolyards'

The greening of school squares deserves more attention. That's why an inspirational afternoon will be organized, especially for school administrators, teachers, school managers and parents' council members. There will be workshops in several themes: financing, kitchen gardening, outdoor lessons, maintenance and design.

From 14.00 to 18.00, the location in Nijmegen will be announced. For more information or applications, please send an e-mail to gelderland@ivn.nl.

Doughnut Economics | Lecture by economist Kate Raworth 

Doughnut Economics | Lecture by economist Kate Raworth 

Is the economy only about money? Not any longer! The American economist Kate Raworth introduced Doughnut Economics. With this simple system she gave both people and the planet a place in economics. Come learn how Kate Raworth’s framework meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. 

Want to know more? Visit www.ru.nl/radboudreflects.

An Innovative Truth IX – Conference about IT, Sustainability & Innovation

An Innovative Truth IX – Conference about IT, Sustainability & Innovation

The theme of this edition, which takes place on the Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen, is “The Enabler for Sustainability & Innovation” and focuses on the crucial role of Information and Communications Technology for Sustainability and Innovation.

FEM Knowledge Tour with Rutger Bregman

FEM Knowledge Tour with Rutger Bregman

Have you already heard of Rutger Bregman? This young historian and demanded speaker focuses on one of the most pressing questions of our time: what is progress and how do we get more of it? With his refreshing ideas and vivid narrative style, Rutger will probably win over everyone in the room.

From the future of democracy to a completely different structure of our working life, from a solution for global poverty to a response to ever-growing inequality: Rutger inspires hundreds of thousands of readers and listeners with his view on society. He analyzes in what way we are succesful and thinks out loud about how things can be improved. Even though he is only 29 years young, he has already written four high-profile books to his name: With the knowledge of then (2012), The history of progress (2013), Free money for everyone (2014) and Why garbage men earn more than bankers (with Jesse Frederik, 2015).

You can register until 15 June 2018 at specials.han.nl.

VPRO Tegenlicht Meet Up Nijmegen

VPRO Tegenlicht Meet Up Nijmegen

Tegenlicht Meet Up Nijmegen organizes meet ups around the VPRO documentary series Tegenlicht. This time we discuss the episode themed 'Travel is the new smoking'. Since the rise of mass tourism, people travel the world on a large scale and for little money. There seems to be no end to this development, as only more people want to travel, for low prices. But now that the coral reefs are disappearing, local residents have to move and even tourists are being attacked physically, a limit seems to have been reached.

At the meet up we are going discuss these developments. What possibilities are there for sustainable travel and which choices do you make yourself? Like every month we do this with various inspiring guests, such as professor of social geography Arnoud Lagendijk and Caroline de Greeff, founder of social enterprise Fair2.

Are you a world traveler, a sustainability apostle, a climate fighter or just curious? Join us!

Programme:

- 7.30 pm - 8.15 pm: view the entire broadcast together (for those who want)

- 8.15 pm: break / walk

- 8.30 pm - 10 pm: debate with guests and attendees

For the latest info check the facebook page of the event: www.facebook.com/events/243061539802034/. View the episode of Tegenlicht now? You can do that here.

MEET & GREET SPECIAL EDITION: NIJMEGEN EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL

MEET & GREET SPECIAL EDITION: NIJMEGEN EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL

Inspiring and activating people and companies to create green projects and jobs: that is exactly what this Meet & Greet is all about. The city invests in food, health, a green environment, sustainable business and technical innovations. But what business opportunities does your company or organization have? If you want to learn from Nijmegen's sustainable leader Radboud umc when it comes to circular business, you need to be here. Or maybe you are 'just' curious what it means and involves being European Green Capital? Then too you should come!

Look for the latest info on mvonederland.nl.

Arrival Green Bikers

Arrival Green Bikers

Where are you when the Green Bikers enter Nijmegen? European officials will cycle to Nijmegen for the Green Capital award 2020 and the Green Leaf award 2019. The route goes from Arnhem, via our Wind and River Park to Nijmegen center. Welcome Commissioners!

Africa Festival goes Green!

Africa Festival goes Green!

Nijmegen is sustainable and you notice that. Of course, the Africa festival does something about it!

This year there is a collaboration with 'Kleurrijk Groen'. In the context of Nijmegen Green Capital, the Netwerk Kleurrijk Groen (Green Color Green) has started to give people from various cultural backgrounds more sustainability.

For the Afrikafestival it means that you can listen to even more different kinds of music this year. And can enjoy even more flavors and products from around the world. Moreover, there are all kinds of activities related to sustainability. Come and enjoy!

Look for more info at: afrikafestivalnijmegen.org.

Open garden 'De Villa'

Open garden 'De Villa'

Garden 'De Villa' in the Ooijpolder will be opening its doors to the public this summer. Visit the garden to discover two hectares of beauty, such as an ornamental garden subdivided into a garden of knots, a pond and a stunning back garden. It's surrounded by an orchard, a vegetable garden with lots of small fruit and a tree garden. If you walk towards the moraine, you come across a winding path past two meadows with grazing Icelandic horses. Want to know more? Visit www.tuindevilla.nl.

Afrika Festival: Sustainable accent

Afrika Festival: Sustainable accent

The Afrika Festival will be organised in a greener manner in 2018, and will be linked with Nijmegen European Green Capital.

Blowlands Energy Festival

Blowlands Energy Festival

A two-day energy festival for everyone - young and old - who wants to get acquainted with local sustainable energy. What can you do yourself, as a citizen? You will learn about new ways to generate energy in an approachable, playful and interactive way. Participation in debate and reading is free. For a tenner you get a nice lunch!

More info? Look at: www.burgersgevenenergie.nl.

Congress The Changing City

Congress The Changing City

Congress on area development, social sustainability and innovation. With top speakers on inspirational urban design, a presentation of the results of worldwide research into the District of the Future, and much more! Visit www.deveranderendestad.nl for more info.

Steenbreek Network Day

Steenbreek Network Day

Operation Steenbreek (“Breaking Stones”) stimulates us to make our gardens greener, allowing the water to escape more easily. The annual networking day takes place in Nijmegen in 2018.

Green Capital Week

Green Capital Week

Several days full of activities and festivals surrounding the Award ceremony of the European Green Capital.

Project Week 'Youth and Circular Economy'

Project Week 'Youth and Circular Economy'

Cool! This week students from the Mondial College dive into the world of circular economy. Pupils from 4 Havo and 5 VWO will be working on the following themes led by experts: waste, mobility, energy saving, free from gas and green.

Keep an eye on the school's facebook page for more info.

 

Nijmegen Open Gardens Day

Nijmegen Open Gardens Day

The 20th anniversary of the Nijmegen Open Gardens Day.

PARK(ING) DAY IN THE BLOEMERSTRAAT

PARK(ING) DAY IN THE BLOEMERSTRAAT

Pop-up parks, performances and workshops: on June 9, Bloemerstraat is bustling like never before. Entrepreneurs, residents and artists are changing parking spaces in the Bloemerstraat into inspiring mini-markets.

There is a surprising program with tattoo art, yoga and music. Enjoy the atmosphere and music with a picnic basket in the De Plak / Flowink / Bierhoeder / Lebowski Pop-up Park. Get a wipe-off tattoo or join a space painting workhop, get extra discount at Christine leDuc or enjoy the music of stage 8 in the forest theater. You can also make keys at Boutje van Woutje or get acquainted with yoga. And there are 'green' workshops and presentations.

Collaboration
Park (ing) day celebrates the diversity that the street has to offer. And with green mini-markets, the street also turns green. The establishment of the pop-up parks Bloemerstraat started from a motion of the city council. The municipality supports the mini-parks and greening and works closely with entrepreneurs and residents to further refurbish the street.

Operation Wiedewiedenweg

Operation Wiedewiedenweg

Let's get Nijmegen and surroundings free from the giant balsam! This is necessary to give the natural variety of species more space. Are you coming along? We weed from 10:00 - 13:00 and from 14:00 - 17:00.

More info can be found on www.wiedewiedenweg.nl.

Next Generation Athletics - Green Edition

Next Generation Athletics - Green Edition

Sports enthusiasts; you don't want to miss this! NGA is an international athletics competition, where international top athletes get the opportunity to qualify themselves for the European Championships and/or World Athletics Championships. Enjoy a full day of international top athletics! And for a meal or snack you're at the right place too; food trucks will take care of healthy and tasty food.

What's green about this Green Edition? For each run limit (for qualification WK/EK) a tree is planted in Heumensoord, on behalf of the NGA organization in collaboration with Natuurmonumenten.

Read more about the event at www.nijmegenglobalathetlics.nl.

 

Meeting of Minds: Green Capital

Meeting of Minds: Green Capital

Come to the event 'Meeting of Minds'! Here you discover new initiatives in the field of innovation, sustainability, vitality and quality of life in the Nijmegen region. All sorts of great things have been organized, such as guided tours, interactive presentations and other activities. Will we be seeing you there?

Check this link for more info.

 

MVO Award

MVO Award

Rijk van Nijmegen Uitdaging, formerly known as De Maatschappelijke MeerWaarde, reveals the winner of the MVO Award.

Open garden 'De Villa'

Open garden 'De Villa'

Garden 'De Villa' in the Ooijpolder is open to the public on June 3rd. There will be a guided tour at 12.00 and between 14.00 and 16.30 hours there will be music by Accordéon Mélancolique.

As part of the international initiative 'Rendez-vous aux Jardins', the remarkable garden of two hectares can be admired by everyone. You will find an ornamental garden, a standard orchard, a vegetable garden and a tree garden. Walking towards the moraine you come across a winding path past two meadows with grazing Icelandic horses.

For more information, please visit www.tuindevilla.nl.

Workshop “Food from nature”

Workshop “Food from nature”

Learn how to eat from nature and take a tour through the straw neighbourhood IEWAN.

Nijmegen Klinkt!

Nijmegen Klinkt!

A day filled with dance and music; that sounds promising! You can soak it all up on Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June, during the street parade Nijmegen Klinkt. Almost every style will pass: from classical and jazzy vocals to funky dance and salsa. Sing, listen and swing at locations throughout the Nijmegen city center and the Valkhofpark (including our own Visitor Pavilion!).

For the full programme and more info, go to: nijmegenklinkt.nl/programma-2018.

Inspiration Market: Sustainable (re)building

Inspiration Market: Sustainable (re)building

For residents who want to (re) build their homes in a sustainable way, but don't know how: visit the Inspiration market! During this event you will learn everything about sustainable building materials and energy, material use, financing options and subsidy opportunities. Ask experts for advice on the sustainable and ecological (re) building of your house or take part in inspiring workshops and presentations! Open from 11 am to 15 pm.

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Inspiration Market "Sustainable Constructing"

Inspiration Market "Sustainable Constructing"

Symposium Sustainability

Symposium Sustainability

How do you make your business or organization sustainable? At this symposium we will discuss this matter. A day filled with inspiring talks and encounters! Read more here.

Opening of the historic market garden Warmoes in Lent

Opening of the historic market garden Warmoes in Lent

Reopening of the renovated and expanded historical market garden with a new shop, exposition and garden café. You can get fresh vegetables, pick flowers, fruit, pet animals here, and from 1 July you can also have coffee or a delicious lunch!

Four-Day Marches festivities Extra sustainable

Four-Day Marches festivities Extra sustainable

Open garden 'De Villa'

Open garden 'De Villa'

Garden 'De Villa' in the Ooijpolder will be opening its doors to the public this summer. Visit the garden to discover two hectares of beauty, such as an ornamental garden subdivided into a garden of knots, a pond and a stunning back garden. It's surrounded by an orchard, a vegetable garden with lots of small fruit and a tree garden. If you walk towards the moraine, you come across a winding path past two meadows with grazing Icelandic horses. Want to know more? Visit www.tuindevilla.nl.

Brothers of Limburg festival 2018

Brothers of Limburg festival 2018

The Middle Ages come back to life in Nijmegen! During the festival, everything revolves around this time period, the life and work of the Brothers of Limburg: theater, music, crafts, exhibitions, children's activities and plays.

The festival is in the center of Nijmegen and is dedicated to the theme: 'Love for the landscape'. You'll get to see miniatures of landscapes in all kinds of weather conditions, various agricultural scenes and beautiful natural colors. And of course the event will be organized as sustainable as possible.

More info will follow on the website: gebroedersvanlimburg.nl.

Fiets4daagse (four days cycling event)

Fiets4daagse (four days cycling event)

The routes of the Fiets4daagse will take you along green themes in the region, such as the wind turbines at Ressen and the Engie solar park. In 2018 the sustainable energy theme (wind turbines, Engie solar park, etc.) is linked to the route of the Fiets4daagse. From the 28th till the 31th of August.

Sustainability Café presents: Festival Health, Exercise and Water

Sustainability Café presents: Festival Health, Exercise and Water

Join us at Festival Health, Exercise and Water! A day full of activities revolving around this theme. Reserve your spot via www.duurzaamheidscafenijmegen.nl.

The Big Draw

The Big Draw

 

The international drawing festival comes back to Nijmegen this year! And of course it will be fully revolving around sustainability.

In the year 2000 the foundation The Campaign for Drawing started in London with a new event called The Big Draw. The Big Draw takes place in many major cities worldwide. The entire city is asked and challenged to draw. Many cities were ahead of us, such as Berlin, Barcelona, ​​New York, Sidney, Budapest and Cape Town.

When do you join in?

  • September 6-7 The Big Draw for schools
    September 7 a symposium together with the Radboud on art and sustainability
    September 8 for the city center
    September 9 for the Vasim and Honig

Everything you need to know can be found on www.thebigdrawnijmegen.nl.

Festival “Van gas Los” (Leaving gas behind)

Festival “Van gas Los” (Leaving gas behind)

Festival for residents of Nijmegen in which they can see what it means to heat the house and cook without gas. In addition to information on other heating methods, there will be music and entertainment.

Sustainability event 'MeerDanMorgen.nl'

Sustainability event 'MeerDanMorgen.nl'

This interactive sustainability event is all about green participation. Learn about and experience the possibilities and benefits of green energy sources and the sustainability of your home. For more information, visit www.meerdanmorgen.nl or mail to info@devasim.nl.

Discussion “Designing Nijmegen as a sustainable city of mobility”

Discussion “Designing Nijmegen as a sustainable city of mobility”

In the EU Mobility week, ACN and IKN are organising a debate on the future of the city, with room for sustainable mobility and accessibility.

European Mobility Week

European Mobility Week

This week is all about sustainable mobility. Every day a different theme is central. Get acquainted with the conveniences of the car or (re) discover the feeling of freedom on the bike! Or maybe you enjoy a day without cars in the street or learn more about innovations that radically change our mobility. This week both behavioral campaigns and public events take place.

The European Mobility Week will take place from 16 to 22 September, at various locations in the Arnhem Nijmegen region.

Find more info here (Dutch site will follow).

Seminar Green Roofs

Seminar Green Roofs

Annual conference on the status of Green roofs research. For more info, check: www.h2owaternetwerk.nl.

International Meeting European Water Association

International Meeting European Water Association

International Meeting European Water Association, themed: Water in Smart Cities. More info soon!

Global Green Destinations Days 2018

Global Green Destinations Days 2018

Green Destinations and its Dutch partners present the world’s leading event for business and destination leaders, managers and experts committed to sustainable tourism. Organized at the occasion of World Tourism Day, in cooperation with ANVR, MVO Network Tourism, RECRON, VvKR, Province of Gelderland and City of Nijmegen.

  • Sep 25-26: City of Arnhem: Global Destination Leaders Founding Conference (restricted participation)
  • Sep 27: City of Nijmegen: Global Green Destinations Day, Nijmegen: a rich and interactive conference program
    for sustainable tourism professionals (English and Dutch sessions)
    Market place featuring innovative business solutions
    Sustainable Destinations Awards presentation
  • Sep 26, 28: Instructive field visits in Nijmegen.

For more info, visit the website.

Sustainability Café: Energy saving

Sustainability Café: Energy saving

Experience the actions that inhabitants of Nijmegen took during the Energy Saving Challenge.

Global Green Destinations Day - Creating better places together

Global Green Destinations Day - Creating better places together

The world’s largest conference on sustainable tourism. This year the focus is on Creating Better Places Together. We bring together leading sustainability experts in government, business, and academe. With an exciting program, workshops and many in-depth sessions. GGDD will be held in Nijmegen, the oldest Dutch city and the first Dutch city to be awarded with the title “European Green Capital.” Green vibes here we come!

Find more info here.

InnoTeP 2018

InnoTeP 2018

InnoteP is organising a day in which inspiring speakers from the business community, knowledge institutes and government departments will talk about their innovation theory and practice. As part of EGC2018, the theme in 2018 is ‘Innoveren voor de duurzame stad’ (innovation for the sustainable city).

Student Orientation Week

Student Orientation Week

Sustainability is an important theme of the 2018 Orientation Weeks, in which new students get to know each other, their degree programme and the city.

Urban Mobility Partnership meeting

Urban Mobility Partnership meeting

The meeting of the European Urban Mobility Partnership will take place in Nijmegen.

Ecoprocura Conference

Ecoprocura Conference

Join 400 other procurers, policy makers, companies, researchers and international organizations to  this progressive conference! Here you will be hearing and discussing the latest developments regarding European policy developments and international initiatives. Share experiences about smart purchasing, effective working methods, processes, research and projects. Read about the program and reserve your spot on www.ecoprocura.eu.

‘The City as a Business Model’ conference

‘The City as a Business Model’ conference

European professionals mingle with each other during a two-day conference about circular business models.

Working Conference Green, Healthy and in Motion

Working Conference Green, Healthy and in Motion

Broad conference around the theme of the healthy city. With residents, healthcare and wellness, education and entrepreneurs. Take action and join us!

IVN members’ day

IVN members’ day

The annual national IVN members day takes place in Nijmegen. Lectures and inspiration in The Vereeniging in the morning, excursions in the afternoon.

DIY Cleaning Detergent Workshop

DIY Cleaning Detergent Workshop

Sustainable cleaning workshop and tour through the straw neighbourhood IEWAN.

CleanMed Conference

CleanMed Conference

This International conference on sustainable medical technology and sustainable care is having its 20th edition in Nijmegen.

Conference for Sustainable Real Estate

Conference for Sustainable Real Estate

Conference for housing corporations together with tenants, organized by Platform Nijmeegse Woningbouwcorporaties. Program will follow. The conference is planned to take place at LUX Nijmegen.

Green Footsteps

Green Footsteps

Action week for schools. What is CO2, and why should we emit as little of it as possible? And how can you contribute – for example, by your method of getting to school?

Sustainability Café: Nutrition

Sustainability Café: Nutrition

The chance to really take in the healthy finds of the participants in the Nutrition Challenge.

Sustainable Events Conference

Sustainable Events Conference

International Conference on the sustainable organising of events.

Networking event "Energy X Change"

Networking event "Energy X Change"

An inspiring day with lots of opportunities to connect with people. Program will follow. The event ends with a reception. Start: 15.30 pm at hotel Van der Valk Nijmegen-Lent.

InScience Festival

InScience Festival

This annual multi-day international festival for the science film has sustainability as its theme in 2018.

Expedition Garden fruit

Expedition Garden fruit

250 new residents of the Waalsprong/Nijmegen North will receive a fruit tree of an old species for their own yard. Expedition Garden fruit takes place during Co-bomen’s annual harvest festival, on the first Sunday in November.

National heat conference (Nationaal Warmtecongres)

National heat conference (Nationaal Warmtecongres)

An annual national conference for 350 to 400 professionals in the heating sector.

European school debate "A sustainable Europe and you"

European school debate "A sustainable Europe and you"

Get ready for a sizzling debate! During this tournament, primary school children from groups 6, 7 and 8 discuss Nijmegen as the greenest city in Europe and European norms and values, such as solidarity between poor and richer countries in Europe. School classes prepare for the debate with study material that was made by the European Union.

Want to join? Let us know via debatterenkunjeleren@gmail.com.

Sustainability practices

Sustainability practices

Seminar on sustainability for policy makers, scientists and entrepreneurs

Seminar 'Sustainability Practices'

Seminar 'Sustainability Practices'

Seminar on sustainability for policy makers, scientists and entrepreneurs. More info will follow!

Sustainability in Sports

Sustainability in Sports

International conference on sustainability and sport: How do we make sport even healthier?

Seven Hills Run (Zevenheuvelenloop)

Seven Hills Run (Zevenheuvelenloop)

The most sustainable running event in the Netherlands, which has been working on sustainability since the 90s. Take a look under the hood of the 35th edition!

Sustainability Café: Trade

Sustainability Café: Trade

Come and assess the results that people of Nijmegen achieved during the Trade Challenge.

Closing event

Closing event

Festive closing of the year in which Nijmegen was the Green capital of Europe and the kick-off for sustainable activities that will take place after 2018.

Closing event Sustainability Café

Closing event Sustainability Café

It's been a joy seeing all of you sustainability enthusiasts in our Café series! Let's go out with a bang with a proper closing event. For more info, go to www.duurzaamheidscafenijmegen.nl.

Vegetarian Christmas dinner

Vegetarian Christmas dinner

Restaurants are challenged to cook a vegetarian Christmas dinner. Come and have a taste!

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