Living in an environmentally aware manner
The people of Münster actively live environmental protection in their everyday lives: for example, it is difficult to imagine the city without bicycles.
(Source: Roman Mensing)
Environmental protection and an awareness of the environment form part of people’s everyday lives in Münster. These objectives are not only supported by the thousands of people of Münster, who cycle to work, to go shopping, to the theatre, to a meeting of citizens or a leisure time pursuit every day.
The guarantors for this environmentally aware lifestyle are the relations in a spirit of partnership between the city council and the citizens and a fully functioning interchange of ideas between the parties: Motivational incentives from the city council administration and the politicians, more than 7,500 citizens in environmental protection and conservation groups as well as the unique "Münster feeling" on the part of all the citizens are the driving force behind this high level of environmental awareness.
A lot of sustained projects, which make a major contribution towards the quality of life in Münster, are therefore developed and implemented based on a broad social consensus.