Växjö is a town in southern Sweden’s Kronoberg County. There are several impressive museums. The central Smålands Museum displays a wide range of objects, including Stone Age relics and a Viking-era sword. In the same complex, the Swedish Glass Museum showcases a vast collection of works spanning ancient times to the present day.
Växjö has called itself “The Greenest City in Europe” since 2007. It has its foundation in a long history of commitment to environmental issues, and ambitious goals for a green future. It is a vision shared with the citizens and the local companies. In 2017 Växjö was awarded the European Green Leaf Award 2018 by the European Commission. The prize is awarded to cities with less than 100,000 inhabitants that show good results and ambitions in terms of environment and committed to generate green growth.
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