Zala Strojin Božič

Zala Strojin Božič has been employed in the City of Ljubljana since 2002. With a scientific master’s degree in the field of environmental protection, she primarily covered the field of soil pollution (with an emphasis on children’s playgrounds of public kindergartens and elementary schools). She also coordinated the preparation of strategic documents in the field of environmental protection and participated in the publication of various environmental data. She was actively involved in setting up the environmental management system at the Department for Environmental Protection, which is the proud holder of the ISO 14001: 2015 certificate and is the first public institution in Slovenia included in the environmental scheme EMAS. Since 2010, she has been carrying out different activities in the field of awareness raising and eradication of invasive alien species. She is the leader of the socially responsible campaign Rokavice gor!, and is currently the content manager of Urban Innovative Action project APPLAUSE, which addresses unsolved questions with regard to invasive alien plant species in terms of the zero‑waste approach and circular economy.

In 2017, she was a member of the Working Group for the preparation of the Annual General Assembly of the Eurocities in Ljubljana, whose main theme was the circular economy. Since the same year, she was also a member of the Eurocities Circular economy task force. Since 2018, she has been working as a circular economy manager for the City of Ljubljana.