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Hello Trailblazers!

"Our city (Versailles) is committed to work with the GoGreenRoutes project so together we can continue to advance the health of our citizens in our Ville Nature." - Deputy Francois Darchis
GoGreenRoutes has returned from a very successful meeting in Versailles and is getting ready for an engaging and innovative Summer School in Valletta, Malta (June 29-July 1). There is still time to apply!

Read on to get a personal tour of how GoGreenRoutes is positively impacting human and environmental health. Enjoy!

Versailles meeting photo credit: Ville de Versailles / Pierrick Daul

Our cities

GoGreenRoutes goes to Versailles

Recently, GoGreenRoutes partners met together in Versailles to discuss a wide range of topics: co creation, health, biodiversity, research, gender inclusion and diversity, citizens’ voice monitoring, and evaluation measures. Partners engaged in interactive dialogues to further inspire and support nature-connectedness in Lahti (Finland), Burgas (Bulgaria), Tallinn (Estonia), Limerick (Ireland), and Umeå (Sweden). Read our recap and get inspired!

Planetary Health in Practice

Read the Revolve article outlining our discussion with Cultivating City Lahti, Finland’s first ‘Planetary Health Physician’, Dr. Hanna Haveri, on how urban greening can promote well-being and nature-connectedness for city dwellers.

Get Inspired

Connectedness to Nature

Mull over the environmental and societal challenges communities are facing as a result of rapid and disorganized urbanization.


Transforming Biodiversity Governance

Biodiversity is threatened and nature and its vital contributions to people are deteriorating worldwide. Learn how governance can improve biodiversity.


Nature's Contributions to Human Health

Human exposure to nature has been widely discussed and reported to positively benefit the mental and physical well-being of the individual, however, the links between planetary health and healthcare are less explored. Learn more.

The Vital Role of Nature-based Solutions

This report is a first step in addressing knowledge gaps in the potential economic benefits of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and the challenges facing NatureBased Enterprises (NBE).


14-17 June 22

Transformative Changes for Biodiversity and Health

Ghent, Belgium

The Alternet 2022 conference will focus on how interdisciplinary biodiversity research can contribute to the transformative change agenda in biodiversity and health. Our session will feature GGR Cultivating City Lahti, and will take place the afternoon of June 14th.

29 June-1 July 22

GoGreenRoutes Summer School

Valletta, Malta

The theme of this three day in-person Summer School is 360-Health: Where Nature and Health Rhyme. We are concerned with highlighting how multi-dimensional health can help us promote sustainability and address societal issues of mental health and physical inactivity.

19-23 September 22

Walk21 Ireland 2022

Limerick, Ireland

Walk21 is a global walking summit that brings people together from all walks of life to celebrate walking and sustainability. This year's theme is "The Decade to Change." You are invited to participate in person or online as part of the hybrid event.

26-30 September 22

VR Experiential Showcase


GoGreenRoutes is designing and creating a multi-sensory VR Experiential Showcase to raise awareness about urbanization’s environmental challenges. Join us for our kick-off events in Norway ahead of the official tour (2023) in the Cultivating Cities.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 innovation action programme under grant agreement No 869764. The sole responsibility for the content of this newsletter lies with the GoGreenRoutes project and in no way reflects the views of the European Union.

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