Green Cities of YOUth

Increasing the role of young people in the development of sustainable cities





Free Store

Bring and take things for free

In a free store, items can be handed in that you no longer need yourself, but which can still be of use to others. In addition, things that others have given away can be taken away free of charge - without the principle of swapping. As a rule, non-perishable items such as clothing, books, furniture and toys can be given away. On the one hand, this idea can support those in need, on the other hand, it also sets a sign for more sustainability, in which the items are given a second life instead of throwing them away.

Costs: € - €€


City map of barrierfrei locations (for wheelchairs, shoppers, strollers)

Wheelmap is an international organisation that provides an online map of barrier free and wheelchair accessible locations. The locations are entered online by volunteers, anyone can make entries. With the help of this map, people with mobility impairments as well as people with strollers can plan their day better, because they know which place they better avoid and via which routes they can reach their destination. Meanwhile, the application has already been translated into 33 languages, so that even more people around the world can use it.

Solidary Restaurant

Food from the community for the community

Fair, regional and sustainable - that's what this restaurant is all about, too. The daily changing menu (vegan or vegetarian) is offered at three different prices and based on regional and organic products. Depending on the possibility of the restaurant visitor there is a social price, a cost price and a supporter price, through this mixed calculation the costs for the menu can be financed. In addition, there can be educational offers on sustainable food and agriculture. 

Costs: €€€

Community Garden

Intercultural Garden/ Intergenerational Garden

An intercultural garden is a community garden that is designed to bring people from different cultures and backgrounds together to grow food, share knowledge and build relationships. Intercultural gardens often serve as a space for cultural exchange and learning, where people can share traditional farming and gardening practices, recipes, and stories.Intercultural gardens are often used as a tool for promoting social integration and cultural understanding, especially in urban areas where people from diverse backgrounds may not have many opportunities to interact. By working together in the garden, participants can learn about each other's cultures and build bridges of understanding and empathy.

Similar to an intercultural garden, an intergenerational garden is designed to bring people from different age groups together to grow food, share knowledge and build relationships. Nowadays, there are very few areas of life where the different generations can meet and interact with each other. Seniors often feel excluded and left alone. An intergenerational garden is a protected place where seniors can meet others, put old knowledge to use, pass on their experience directly to the youngest and contribute to the community while spending time in the nature and be physically active.

Costs: €-€€ (costs may include rent for green space, seeds, gardening tools..)