On 29th of January 2015 Valmiera City Council adopted the ENVIRONMENTAL DECLARATION OF VALMIERA CITY, which is an act of good will to develop the city on a sustainable manner.  (211.62 KB)

Environment in Valmiera is best characterized by the following facts:

  • 1/3 nature territories or 548ha green areas and nature territories
  • 479ha forests
  • 4,6% water bodies
  • Specially protected nature areas

Waste water

  • Implementing EU structural funds and Ltd. „Valmiera Water” financing 96% of heat-networks in Valmiera are reconstructed
  • Tours to sewage treatment plants
  • Environmental education
  • Binding regulations

Waste management

  • landfill „Daibe”
  • tours to landfill
  • Ltd. „ZAAO”
  • campaigns (spring cleaning, chipping, autumn leaves, bulky waste)

Renewable energy resources

  • biomass boiler house
  • 81% renewable energy resources (wood chips) in heat production

Climate changes

  • Insulation of apartment houses (~40%); educational institutions; industrial buildings
  • Implementation of energy-efficient street lightning
  • 2CCFI projects – street reconstructions in 2013 & 2015
  • 13km cycling-pedestrian paths
  • Eco Schools
  • Green activities during city festival and other events

Environmental policy

  • identity „Green Valmiera”
  • guidelines of „Green office” (waste sorting points, guidelines, audit)
  • environmental statement/declaration (approved in council 29.01.2015, signed by 9companies, electronic signing for Valmiera people)
  • promotion of healthy life-style (with well-developed sport infrastructure)
  • environmental awareness
  • sustainable urban development