Strasbourg: a sustainable destination
What makes Strasbourg a sustainable destination?
Strasbourg, an iconic European city and green capital, is the ideal place to implement inspiring sustainable practices. Strasbourg offers rich cultural diversity, a fascinating history and a passion for sustainable innovation. Beyond being a city where hospitality and quality of life are at the heart of everyday life, Strasbourg is recognized for its commitment to protecting the environment and its resources.
Through its tourism strategy, the Eurometropole de Strasbourg aims to build a more sustainable, inclusive and diversified destination, in collaboration with local partners.
Strasbourg, a green city
In downtown Strasbourg, as in the 33 communes that make up the Eurométropole de Strasbourg, nature plays an important role. The greening of the city's spaces is continuing, with a Canopé plan and numerous other operations to preserve biodiversity.
Strasbourg, a city of soft mobility
Strasbourg is at the crossroads of two high-speed lines: the LGV Est "L'Européenne" and the LGV Rhin-Rhône. These two lines make the city rapidly accessible from destinations such as Paris (1h45) or Lyon (3h50).
Once here, all infrastructures are designed to enable you to get around on foot, by bike or by public transport. The city was a forerunner in the 1990s with the launch of the streetcar, which now extends as far as Germany with 6 lines. Strasbourg is also France's leading "walkable" city, and the leading cycling city with over 200,000 inhabitants, with over 600 km of cycle paths. Thanks to its adapted public transport, the city also demonstrates its commitment to accessibility for all.
Strasbourg supports its professionals
The Eurometropole de Strasbourg supports its residents and professionals through the Agence du Climat, designed as a one-stop shop for solutions to guide professionals in their projects (renovation of premises, installation of renewable energies, greening of a site, employee mobility, etc.) and provide them with solutions.
In addition, all our professional networks are committed to promoting more sustainable tourism and business practices.
Strasbourg, a destination for responsible events
Since 2023, Strasbourg's Eurometropole, via the Strasbourg Convention Bureau, has been involved in the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS) to assess and improve its sustainable tourism practices. Thanks to the GDS-Index, Strasbourg now ranks among a hundred pioneering destinations worldwide committed to profoundly transforming business tourism practices.
Strasbourg's main convention and exhibition venues, such as the Zénith, the Palais des Congrès and the Parc des Expositions, are certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or ISO 20121. The Parc des Expositions, due to open in 2022, has been entirely designed by its architect to minimize its environmental impact and blend in with nature, with a wooden structure and large windows to the outside. A geocooling system connected to the water table cools the building and creates natural ventilation. 5,000 m² of solar panels will be installed on the roof to generate electricity for the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès and the Parc des Expositions.
In addition, a number of the destination's caterers, restaurants, hotels and activity providers are also certified and/or involved in local sustainable initiatives: better sourcing, improved waste management, donations to associations, etc.
Finally, Strasbourg Airport has been committed to the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme since 2021.
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