FinnFest 2008 in Finn-ished….now its time to host the Swedes! Duluth Mayor Don Ness hosted an official welcoming ceremony today for dignitaries from Duluth’s Sister City of Växjö, Sweden. The Växjö delegation, includes Mayor Bo Frank, the leader of the city that earned the title of ‘Greenest’ City in Europe.
Click pix to Swedish City’s Website!
As part of their stay, in Duluth, Minnesota the Swedish delegation will share with Duluthians the numerous environmental steps it’s city took to earn the Eurpean title.
Some elements of Växjö’s environmental program include:
-Increasing green purchasing of such things as ecofriendly vehicles and ecologically produced food;
-Promoting a “Greener Växjö” through biological diversity and accessibility to green areas;
-Efficiently using energy and increasing use of renewable energy;
-Increasing bicycle traffic and use of public transportation.
Oofta…it makes me proud to be part Swede!