International Association of Horticultural Producers invites entries for the World Green City Awards
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is counting down to the closing date for its World Green City Awards, the flagship initiative of its Green City program.
This inaugural edition of the AIPH World Green City Awards recognises city-led initiatives relying on a greater use of plants and nature to create better and greener city environments - helping to fulfil local aspirations for improved economic, social and environmental resilience.
With the deadline for submission of entries on 14th March 2022, AIPH invites all cities, large and small, to showcase their ‘living green’ and demonstrate that they are champions for the power of plants.
Putting the program in context, AIPH advise “as a global urban community, we stand together at a critical moment in the history of our planet. As our cities grow exponentially and nature continues to diminish at unprecedented rates, now is our time to take ambitious action and transform our cities into greener, healthier, and more liveable places where both humans and nature thrive in harmony.
“The solutions to the complex challenges that our cities face come from nature. There has never been a better time to harness the power of plants. As we stand together, united by a common vision, the AIPH World Green City Awards aims to enable accelerated action by cities, both in 2022, the critical year for nature, and in the coming Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.”
Designed to celebrate and champion ambitious nature-orientated approaches to city design and operation, the AIPH World Green City Awards are offered in six categories, with awards presented to the best entry in each category, and with one overall AIPH World Green City winner.
Cities can submit multiple entries in more than one category to increase their chances of being chosen as a winner by the esteemed technical panel and jury.
AIPH advise cities are only a few short steps away from submitting an entry, explaining “registering a city profile starts the simple process and gives you access to the online portal to compile your entry and make your final submission online.
“A step-by-step guide to entering the AIPH World Green City Awards contains all the information cities need to progress along this exciting journey.
“There is still time to join the growing number of leading cities who are actively preparing their entries and reap the benefits of this exciting opportunity. Show the world how plants and nature have transformed your city.
“There is no cost for cities to register or to enter the Awards, and there are many benefits.”
Click here for more information and to enter.
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