Participating cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

2.522 inhabitants

Local contact

Friends of Earth Latvia
Zane Rugena
Lapu iela 17, Riga, LV 1002
++371 29326931

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Activities in city of Lubana, held by School of Sustainability and Lubana city Municipality, to promote "car free" choices and lifestyle, engaging sport and outdoor activities with environmental workshops and lectures.

Activities in the city of Lubana, held by the project of Friends of Earth Latvia "School of Sustainability" and Lubana city Municipality during European week of Mobility 2017.

‘’Green steps in Lubana’’
The best way how to reach big goals, is to use small steps!

Inspire for eco-friendly life style, walk, ride bike, go out and find out how this would keep the environment around you!

Warm up for the green week together with Maris Valainis!
18:00 – 19:00 Trekking in the wood. Meeting place - Meza iela 12. Let's appreciate forests of Lubanas, considering that about 65% of the total area of ​​Lubanas district is covered by forests.
Head lights, rubber boots must be taken.

17:00 Tourist and Cultural Heritage of Lubana - "The basis of healthy human life is movement and age is not an obstacle".
Maiga Liepina, who plans to walk around Latvia this year, until her 80 years birthday, and last year, at the age of 79, he walked more than 900 km in Spain - the road of St. Jacob. Maiga will share her thoughts about environmentally friendly living habbits.
18:00 - 19:00 Nordic walking on the Nature Trail, where Maiga will also join. Warming up, Nordic walking, stretching.
Every one takes his own walking sticks. If you do not have yours, we will give ours.

18:00 - 19:00 "Lubana, the greenest city in Latvia?" Finding a orienteering sport, introductory stroke and orienteering with the coach Janis Lejins.
After the orientation, you will have a chance to vote for the greenest walks of Lubana, and also your ideas what could be improved to make Lubana even greener. We will send your vote, ideas and rating to the city council!

18:00 - 19:00 "Green Race" in Lubana. Meeting on the Nature Trail.
Race, streching. ''Seals'' have a chance to swim in Aiviekste river.

European Olympic Day 2017 - ''Green Steps in Lubana''.
10:00 Krasta street 6, Sports program at Lubanas Secondary School.

Warming up for the European Sports Week! The Olympic Day will be held at 557 places throughout Latvia, promoting the Olympic values. The events will take place at Lubana Secondary School together with O. Kalpaka Meirani Elementary School. Morning gymnastics in the stadium. Run together with the ultra marathonist Andrejs Jesko on the Nature Trail. Different sports stations at the school stadium.

17:30 Zane Rugena, coordinator of the Sustainability School for Earth Friends, speech about the importance of the mobility week and the environmentally friendly move in the Lubanas municipality's Tourist and Cultural Heritage Center. Anyone interested - is invited.

17:20 in the center of the Tourist and cultural heritage of Lubanas - "21 day, 14 hours, 33 minutes." Dins Vecans.
This long-distance runner Din Vecans made impossible - he circled 1739 km around the border of Latvia in this year. His ultra long marathon lasted 21 days, with the aim of breaking stereotypes about impossible things, and drawing attention and inspiring the public to believe in their goals. His motto '' We can do more and more! ''
18:30 - 19:30 Running with Dins in Nature Trail.

The tent of the Earth Friends' Environment is located at the Lubana Tourist and Cultural Heritage Center. Visit the environmental tent throughout the day (10:00 - 15:00), learn about mobility, eco-friendly lifestyle and environmental activism. There will also be a printing workshop where you can print textiles for free. Take your own shirt or bag!

"Young people who are about their future"
A group of young activists aiming at building their own future in protecting the environment will tell you the opportunity to engage in the international network of New Friends of Earth team (until the age of 30).

At the Tourist and Cultural Heritage Center of Lubana:
10:00 "Should the car go everywhere?"
Discussion about our everyday transport habits. How environmentally friendly are they?
Zane Rugena, Coordinator of Sustainability School.

11:00 Lubana, the greener city in Latvia?
A conversation with city planner and biker enthusiast Janis Kinasts, about the benefits and opportunities of Lubans to become the most environmentally friendly city in Latvia.

12:00 Workshop for slogans and poster for Green Cycling. Prepare your green message, print shirts and flags in Lubana. Take your shirts, or the clothes you want to print, as well as sheets or curtains that can be recycled in posters!

13:00 A bike ride around Lubana with Janis Kinasts. Meeting at the Youth Center. Join us with your bike!

14:30 "Activation Barometer". A game in which the people of Lubana will be able to understand the volume of their environmental activism and public voice. After the game, we will launch a possible first environmental action in Lubana.

09:00 Every Sunday's gymnastics day at the Lubanas secondary school stadium.

For smarter, more environmentally friendly and more thoughtful traffic in the city!

These activities take place within the framework of the Friends of the Earth project within the Sustainability School thanks to the EU Program for the Promotion of Education and Awareness, as well as for the financial support of the Society Integration Foundation. The Sustainability School project is taking place in more than 20 EU Member States, with the aim of developing a critical awareness of the community and promoting informed action on the key challenges of development, environment and social justice that people around the world are now facing.

Additional Nordic walking sticks and bikes can be arranged in advance by Maris Valainis, the equipment is given free of charge by calling 26649344. Please note that bicycles and bats are available in a limited number.

Come on, engage & learn how to make Lubana greener!
The most active will be able to get surprise awards!
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Krasta street in Lubana
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas