Bristol - A Sustainable City

Based on its environmental performance, quality of life, future-proofing and how well it is addressing climate change, recycling and biodiversity, Bristol was ranked as the UK's most sustainable city, topping environmental charity Forum for the Future's Sustainable Cities Index 2008.

Notable local initiatives include Sustrans (founded as Cyclebag in 1977), who created the National Cycle Network, and Resourcesaver, established in 1988 as a non-profit business by Avon Friends of the Earth.