The Municipality of Rotterdam boosts its sustainability strategy by entering the Challenge with two young professionals

The Municipality of Rotterdam boosts its sustainability strategy by entering the Challenge with two young professionals

Positively contributing to the environment is both an individual and a collective matter

Gemeente Rotterdam logo

A dynamic and modern port city on the Mass river, Rotterdam is a metropolitan municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland, and the second largest in the Netherlands in terms of inhabitants. The municipality is part of the joint City of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam-Hague Metropolitan Area. 

Rotterdam central station aerial view buildings bike lanes road grass

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It’s a fact that urban areas burden the environment through excessive consumption of fossil fuelled energy, and pollution to name a few. Rethinking and redesigning urban spaces should be essential in fighting the climate crisis. The Netherlands is the leading edge in terms of solving the environmental issue and the Municipality of Rotterdam is taking very active steps in dealing with it. From offering subsidies to citizens wanting to build green roofs and encouraging electric driving to taking advantage of the wind and solar power, their hands-on approach to positively impact the environment fits right into the ambition of the Challenge.

What is more, browsing through their website (Dutch only), one can find tips, tricks and teachings about a more sustainable living, like how to separate waste and avoid litter, what not to throw in the sewer, how we can contribute to achieving cleaner air, and more. The municipality of Rotterdam is positively setting the right example. We are looking forward to welcoming Jeroen Langeslag and Tim de Waele to the 10th edition of the Challenge, and we are really excited to see their impact plans realised!