Kolding Municipality is situated in the Triangle Area of Denmark, which is characterized as an area with much potential and growth. In order to meet all the possibilities the municipalitiy entails, a green and sustainable development is in focus. Kolding strives to be a pioneer municipality, as we were one of the first municipalities to initiate a strategic effort to reduce the consumption of electricity, water and heat in our own buildings. This kind of initiative is one we hope to keep, due to one of our leading positions within a sustainable city development.
Design is the future
Kolding Municipality’s vision is “We design life”, which means that we together as a municipality are designing opportunities for a better life through entrepreneurship, social development, education and knowledge. With 90.000 citizens Kolding Municipality wants to secure the best conditions for all, and through a holistic design approach implement sustainable initiatives. We are thereby working ambitiously and continuously to improve the path towards a sustainable future, which is ensured through different commitments and strategies.
Some are under development, some are already implemented and some we are working hard on to achieve. Read the solutions below and get inspired by how Kolding Municipality are securing a green and sustainable future for all the city’s citizens.
In 2014, the Danish government decided to allocate a pool of money for pilot projects that would combine the promotion of green transition and the creation of green jobs in Denmark. This was decided due to the fact that Denmark has many unemployed academics, who are ready to contribute to the established labor market with their many resources. Project “Green Change […]
Kolding Municipality is one of 10 Danish municipalities, which are going to support a sustainable future through education aimed at the 0-20 year olds. The aim of the project is for the municipalities to create local “Green Generation Strategies” to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The project runs until the end of 2016, where a Green […]
Innovative project to recycle construction waste The building sector is responsible for over 40% of the CO2 emission. Kolding Municipality has launched an innovative project “Better Use of Construction Waste” which will reduce the CO2 emission from the construction industry and increase the recycling of construction waste. The project extends over a period of three […]
The Award was given to Kolding Municipality for the purchase of eco-friendly hydrogen vehicles, and the establishment of partnerships in implementing both the vehicles and a hydrogen filling station within the municipality.
Green Shops is an initiative to create a network between shops and stores within Kolding Municipality, who work with ongoing improvement of their climate and energy use in their daily operations. What does it mean to be a Green Shop? Green Shop is an ecolabeling of small and medium sized stores, who volountarily wants to improve their efforts on […]
Swap clothes instead of buying new and make them last longer. This is the philosophy behind the first trade fair festival in the city of Kolding. Several hundred participants turned up in August 2013 for the opening. With no money but loaded with clothes and shoes they were ready to swap by a one-for-one principle […]
Ecological construction of local community hall – an alternative to traditional building constructions. As part of Kolding municipality's intention to contribute to the development of alternative and sustainable building forms, this project has been realized in 2002. The ecological integrity depends on the choice of materials and some of the issues to be considered are: Where […]
Kolding Municipality wants to work with Green Institutions to focus on the green footprints we put as a municipality and as a citizen. The Municipality of Kolding ambitious climate targets, includes 75% CO2 reduction by 2021 compared to 1990 75% organic food in the communal kitchens More green procurement More involvement of citizens – including […]
Kolding has long been one of Denmark’s leading municipalities in regard to environment, energy and climate and aims to be a role model within sustainable transport planning. Ramboll has assisted the municipality with the preparation of a sustainable transport plan that among other things will reduce the CO2-emission of 25% from the transport area during […]