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We Love Cities

We Love Cities Campaign

As a national finalist in the WWF One Planet City Challenge 2021, Sunderland was recently invited to participate in the 'We Love Cities' campaign for sustainability and climate action. 'We Love Cities' is a public engagement campaign that allows people across the world to express support for sustainable urban development by voting for your favorite finalist from WWFs One Planet City Challenge and posting improvement suggestions for the city.  

The main aims of the campaign are: 

  • inspiring and raising awareness for the sustainability progress being made in cities;  
  • giving the general public an opportunity to celebrate, vote and upgrade their city through making suggestions to decision makers; 
  • rewarding communities and strengthening the bond between residents and decision makers.

We want you to vote and share what you love about Sunderland, to express support for sustainability work and submit suggestions for making it even better.   

Please vote here.

Voting is open from 19th September until 31st October. 

Sunderland is developing a communications plan for how this will be widely shared in a range of formats and what other activities can sit alongside this (such as school poster competitions with finalists displayed around the city). The city would like not only to garner votes but to use the opportunity to receive feedback on successes to date and areas for improvement.

Sunderland is working with a wide range of partners to ensure maximum engagement with the campaign, including the Environmental, Green Sustainable (EGS) youth forum representing young people from primary to university ages and from all areas of the city who discussed it at their June 2022 meeting and will share with their nominating schools, college, University and youth groups. The campaign has also been presented at the citywide 2030 Shadow Board where partners from all sectors committed to supporting its rollout.  

We Love Sunderland Poster Competition

Sunderland has been shortlisted in the 'We Love Cities' campaign - to celebrate Sunderland taking part, we want the children and young people of Sunderland to have their say and show us what a Sustainable Sunderland should look like by taking part in the #WeLoveSunderland poster competition.

Please send any entries to lowcarbon@sunderland.gov.uk by Thursday 30 of October at 5pm. Find out more  here. (PDF) [204KB]

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