Vienna was awarded the status of the most comfortable and green city in 2020. A total of 55% of the capital city is dedicated to green areas and parks
. In general, the eco trend plays a huge role in the lives of Austrians, and environmental awareness is very high in Vienna. Many are willing to pay more for "eco-friendly green electricity" from renewable sources like the sun, wind, water, etc. Every year, more and more solar panels appear on Vienna's rooftops.
Vienna receives the purest water from the Alps, and residents can drink it unfiltered sraught from the tap. There is also a developed waste-sorting system, which is taken very seriously in Vienna.
It is particularly worth mentioning the Spittelau waste incineration plant in Alsergrund (district 9 of Vienna). The energy it generates provides hot water for the whole neighbouring area and the hospital. This almost halves the utility bills in the district.
Austrians pay a lot of attention to the quality of their food. Some 26% of the land is farmed according to the principles of organic farming. Therefore, organic products can be found in any supermarket, as well as products for those who adhere to vegetarianism and veganism.