5 facts about Slovenia

  1. You can travel across Slovenia in every direction in 2-3 hours. In one day you can experience both continental and submediterranean weather.
  2. Slovenian people are known nature and sport lovers – every weekend most of them visit local forests, hills and other adventure locations.
  3. Slovenia is known for very tasty, local food. There are a lot of festivals promoting local cuisine. One of the most known is Odprta kuhna (»Opened kitchen«) every Friday in summer in Ljubljana.
  4. The most known instrument in Slovenia is the accordion. In April 2023 Anže Krevh set a new marathon record. He played non-stop for 53 hours, 53 minutes and 53 seconds.
  5. Postojna cave is known all across Europe. You will be able to see different cave species, the most known is the cave salamander. The cave is also known as worlds first location of speleobiology.

Sustainable facts about Slovenia

  • Slovenia proclaimed to the United Nations 20th of May as World Bee Day. The day is dedicated to all pollinating species. Keeping biodiversity of pollinating species is key to ensuring food supply. Learn more on: World Bee Day
  • Most farms in Slovenia are small farms that are focused on producing local food for local distribution. Farms and Agricultural Census
  • Slovenia has special programme for managing of forests (public and private). Many people say that forests are the most important tresure – they give us food, wood and are involved in ecosystem sustanability. Forestry
  • Slovenia has clean water you can use directly from the pipe and is considered public goods (it can not become private). There is a lot of water sources, one of the most special one is mineral water that contains the higest magnesium percentage in the world. You can find in Rogaška Slatina. MINERAL WATER ROGAŠKA

8.78 tons

Slovenian Average carbon footprint/ person 2022-2023

What can you do to keep your visit in Slovenia sustainable?


  • Slovenia has a very good public transport system. You can travel to all parts of Slovenia by train or bus.
  • Ljubljana has big parking lots outside of the center, where you can leave your car and travel to the center by bus (P+R – park and ride).
  • Most bigger cities also have systems of car pooling and bike sharing.

Energy & water consumption

  • Slovenia has highly drinkable tap water and  Ljubljana has free public drinking fountains operating from April to October – do not hesitate to use it.
  • Water is regularly analyzed by Ljubljana water distribution company.
  • To preserve water the waste management company Snaga is cleaning all pavements with recycled water. Recycled water is also used in car washes.


In Slovenia you will be able to recycle most of the garbage.
Different colours of bins are connected to different garbage.
Brown – organic waste
Yellow – packaging
Blue – paper
Green – glass
Black – residual waste
The other waste (for example batteries, electronics) must be brought to waste collection centers across the county.