Why is Valencia the European Green Capital 2024?

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024

In one year’s time, Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024 thanks to its efforts to become a sustainable city.  But what does this recognition mean for Valencia and for Valencians?

Valencia European Green Capital 2024

Valencia is the best city to live in. This is what Forbes magazine assures in its latest list of the 50 best cities in the world, and this is what a study carried out by InterNations assured in 2021.

The capital of Turia has many attractions: located next to the beach, with mild temperatures and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it has excellent communications by land, sea and air, affordable prices, a high quality of life and a wide range of leisure, culture, restaurants and education.

In fact, in Valencia, there are different university campuses, both public and private, where it is possible to study scientific or humanistic subjects.

But Valencia is also a city that has recently opted for more sustainable development

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, Albufera lake

Proof of this is that it will hold the title of European Green Capital in 2024, thus joining the exclusive club formed by other capitals such as Stockholm (Sweden), Hamburg (Germany), Vitoria, Nantes (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Bristol (United Kingdom), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Essen (Germany), Nijmegen (Netherlands), Oslo (Norway), Lisbon (Portugal), Lahti (Finland), Grenoble (France) and Tallinn (Estonia).

As has happened with Valencia being World Design Capital in 2022, throughout 2024 Valencians will enjoy an extensive calendar of activities around sustainability, including workshops for all audiences, film festivals, exhibitions or local initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint in collaboration and in which companies, businesses and public entities will participate.

But why has our city received this prestigious award?

1.   The Turia riverbed is the longest urban park in Europe. In total, it covers 120 hectares and is 12 kilometres long, connecting the City of Arts and Sciences with the Bioparc.  In this large park, events and open-air activities are organised, and it is very common for Valencians to go there to do sports (running, cycling, skating, etc.).

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, Turia Park

2. Valencia is committed to protecting its green spaces. Among them, the Albufera Natural Park stands out, a unique wetland with rich biodiversity located very close to the capital.

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, boat Albufera lake

3.   Valencia’s streets and squares are safe and friendly for passers-by. Proof of this is that in recent years the city has been pedestrianised to make its historic centre more walkable and cleaner.

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, pedestrian streets

4.   Our city is a model of urban sustainability and ecological transition and is becoming cleaner and less polluted every day.

5.   If you come to Valencia to study Spanish, you can cycle practically everywhere: we have a network of more than 160 kilometres of cycle lanes, and we are one of the best cities for using this clean and beneficial means of transport for the environment and for your health.

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, Bicycle city

6.   Valencia is also a pioneer in the application of audits of the carbon and water footprint of tourism activity, which allows us to take the necessary measures and establish the necessary solutions to achieve carbon neutrality in the sector by 2025.

7.   Thanks to new technologies and digitalisation, Valencia has become the Capital of Design and the Capital of Smart Tourism in 2022. Holding the green capital in 2024 will be a new challenge for a modern city willing to open up to the world.

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Sarah Bowman
If I can learn Spanish then anyone can! In a space of 6 weeks I went from saying "sin comentarios" in class to speaking short sentences with lovely regular, irregular and reflexive verbs ?. Teachers and administration staff are professional, friendly and supportive. I am going to miss my "chitty chats" with the Reception desk ?
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Taronja y Valencia - la combinación perfecta para aprender español Los aspectos de Taronja que más me gustan:
- Los profesores creativos, enérgicos y profesionales.
- Un equipo administrativo excelente.
- Un programa social y cultural excepcional.
- Un fuerte sentido de comunidad.
Si buscas una escuela de español que te ofrece instrucción de alta calidad en un entorno eficaz y divertido, deberías pensar en Taronja School. Acabo de cumplir un curso de dos meses y el tiempo ha pasado demasiado rápido. Ha sido una experiencia muy recomendable.
Además de crear un ambiente educativo de alta calidad, Taronja fomenta un sentido de familia que refuerza aún más la experiencia. La comunidad Taronja abraza a los alumnos de todas las edades y todas los niveles de habilidad.
Taronja refleja muchas de las cualidades que me atrajo a Valencia. Es lo suficientemente grande para satisfacer todas las necesidades mientras sigue siendo personal y auténtica. Los profesores y el equipo administrativo son cálidos, abiertos y atentos. Desde mi punto de vista, Taronja y Valencia forman la combinación perfecta para aprender español.
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klasse Sprachschule im schönen Valencia Ich habe einen 2-wöchigen Intensivkurs hier gemacht, eine tolle Erfahrung. Die Klassen sind recht klein, die Lehrer motiviert und sehr freundlich, so dass ich hier große Fortschritte gemacht habe. Auch nach dem Unterricht gab es interessante Aktivitäten. Die Lage der Schule mitten im Zentrum ist ideal, es gibt viele Caffee's und Restaurantes in der Nähe. Die zwei Wochen gingen leider viel zu schnell rum!
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Hana Zemcik
Had a GREAT time and improved my spanish a LOT in Taronja. The lecturers were pros and the out-of-school program was very entertaining. Without doubt, I recommend Taronja and Valencia (y)
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Salvini1967
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Bellissima esperienza Taronja non è solo una scuola ma è un’esperienza.
La scuola Taronja è l’ideale per chi vuole divertirsi, vivere il mare e al contempo imparare lo spagnolo.
I professori sono tutti giovanissimi e preparati; si vede che hanno voglia di fare il loro lavoro e sono sempre disponibili.
Il punto di forza è il programma settimanale della scuola, in cui, per ogni giorno, si organizzano attività extra (la maggior parte gratuite) che vanno dalla paella di benvenuto alle feste in discoteca o in piscina.
Come studenti si possono incontrare tedeschi, svizzeri e ovviamente molti italiani, con fasce d'età ben distribuite.
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Anyway00
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Оно того стоит Были каникулы в университете, и решила на недельку поехать в Испанию,заодно и испанский получить. Очень классный опыт, даже за неделю я почувствовала, как мой испанский с почти нуля дотянули до основ. Очень вдохновляющие, разные совершенно люди из разных стран были в классах и на мероприятиях, много классных знакомств случилось. Если хотите много практиковать испанский, то вперёд. Ещё в семью заселитесь - не будете говорить ни на русском ни английском вообще. Я общалась с хост мамой с помощью переводчика на телефоне
Учителя преподают не скучно. Мероприятия не дают сидеть дома.
Единственный минус то, что иногда учишься по вечерам, мне было очень тяжело.
И, конечно, самое грустное - уехать после одной недели. Кто-то приезжает на 3 месяца, кто-то на 6,кто-то переехал совсем. А ты погружаешься в эту атмосферу и уезжаешь через неделю. 🙁
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Alberto Cerdan Ariza
Its social program is amazing, with a better atmosphere between students and teachers 🙂
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وسام عبد الصمد
The best language school ever. And I've been to a few to know.
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