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Eco-Friendly Zagreb: Pioneering Eco-Friendly Battle Against Ragweed

Eco-Friendly Zagreb, the vibrant capital of Croatia, is making history pioneering eco-conscious efforts to combat ragweed. Spearheaded by environmental specialists, sisters Miroslava and Dragana Jaramaz, this groundbreaking initiative promises not only to alleviate the scourge of ragweed but also to highlight Croatia’s commitment to eco-friendly practices.

In the heart of ragweed allergy season, Zagreb currently grapples with over 250,000 allergy sufferers. Experts predict that, without intervention, ragweed pollen concentrations could quadruple by 2050. Until now, the city has employed conventional methods like uprooting, mowing, and herbicide spraying to tackle the issue, but a new era is about to dawn.

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Starting next year, Zagreb will launch a pioneering three-year project introducing the phacelia plant as a biological control measure. The brainchild of the Jaramaz sisters, renowned biotechnical scientists, this eco-friendly approach will be implemented in Novi Zagreb.

Ragweed thrives in warmer climates and thrives in polluted areas laden with smog, exhaust fumes, and industrial emissions. The phacelia plant, a shade-loving species, not only suppresses ragweed growth but also offers a multitude of environmental benefits. It curbs erosion, enriches livestock nutrition, fosters biodiversity by attracting insects, and yields highly nutritious honey.

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What sets this project apart is its simplicity and cost-effectiveness, making Eco-Friendly Zagreb a pioneer in ecological innovation. With this bold endeavor, the city aligns itself with the global shift toward sustainable and eco-friendly practices. It’s yet another reason to explore the charms of the Croatian capital, a city that is embracing a ‘green’ future with open arms. Come, be part of this ecological journey, and witness firsthand how Eco-Friendly Zagreb is leading the way towards a more sustainable world.

Eco-Friendly Zagreb's Green Revolution: Leading the Way in Eco-Friendly Initiatives

Zagreb has undertaken several eco-friendly initiatives to promote sustainability and become a greener city.

The city has invested in expanding and improving its public transportation system, including trams and buses. This encourages residents and visitors to opt for eco-friendly modes of travel, reducing the reliance on private cars. 

Zagreb has been actively promoting cycling by creating dedicated bike lanes, bike-sharing programs, and implementing measures to make the city more bike-friendly. This encourages eco-conscious commuting.

The city has a wealth of green spaces and parks, including Maksimir Park and Zrinjevac Park, where residents and tourists can enjoy nature and fresh air within the urban environment. 

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Eco-Friendly Zagreb has improved its waste management practices, including recycling programs and waste reduction initiatives, to minimize its environmental footprint.

Efforts have been made to increase the use of renewable energy sources in the city, such as solar panels and wind turbines, to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. 

Zagreb hosts various eco-conscious events and festivals, promoting environmental awareness and sustainable practices.

There is a growing trend in constructing eco-friendly and energy-efficient buildings in Zagreb, reducing energy consumption and environmental impact. 


The city boasts numerous local and organic markets, encouraging residents to support sustainable agriculture and reduce their carbon footprint by choosing locally sourced products.

Zagreb has implemented educational programs and initiatives to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainable practices among its residents and visitors.

These efforts showcase Zagreb’s commitment to becoming a more eco-friendly and sustainable city, making it an attractive destination for travelers who value environmentally responsible practices. 

Zagreb's Vibrant New Pedestrian Zone: Where Art and Urban Serenity Converge

Zagreb’s enchanting city center has just become even more inviting, thanks to the introduction of a vibrant pedestrian zone. This exciting development is set to delight pedestrians and cyclists alike, as more and more people opt for eco-friendly modes of transportation. 

As you stroll through the heart of Zagreb, you’ll notice something fresh and exciting. Following the success of pedestrian zones in Stara Vlaška and Mala Martićeva, a brand-new pedestrian zone has emerged in the city center. It covers a portion of Masarykova street from Gundulićeva to Tesla, as well as part of Preradovićeva, extending to the intersection with Masarykova and Teslana and Berislavićeva street. 

This expansion aims to enhance the city’s livability by reducing noise and pollution, creating a safer environment for everyone to savor the inner city’s charm. It’s a step towards providing a more tranquil and enjoyable experience for both residents and visitors, aligning Zagreb with the urban ideals of Western European metropolises. 

But that’s not all; what makes this pedestrian zone even more special is its artistic touch. The city’s streets and pathways have been adorned with vibrant artwork by talented Croatian artists, adding a unique and colorful dimension to your walking experience. 

So, whether you’re a resident seeking a quieter city or a tourist yearning to explore Eco-Friendly Zagreb’s cultural treasures, this new pedestrian zone offers a delightful space to wander and soak in the city’s rich heritage. Come, explore, and be part of Zagreb’s ongoing transformation into a pedestrian-friendly urban paradise! 

Your CTC Team

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