Warm welcome from cold Sweden! As my first entry in this blog, I would like to start by asking you some questions…
Have you ever thought about how environmental-friendly your country is? For the ones who already had, are you doing something that actually makes it “greener”? For the ones who haven’t, well, today is a good day to start!
Currently based in Sweden, the top sustainable country in the world according to the Swiss green investing company RobecoSAM, each day I learn, read, or discover something new about how green Swedes are! For example:
- Swedish fashion giant H&M is the world’s largest user of organic cotton.
- SJ trains, the government-owned train company, run only with green electricity from hydropower or wind power.
- 2 out of 5 Swedes prefer to buy organic-labeled food in supermarkets.
- Stockholm’s Public Transport (SL), a company that operates the city’s bussar, has the target of running 100% on renewable energy by 2025.
- With a population of almost 10 million people, 7 out of 10 Swedes want to live in an eco-labeled house even though it would cost them more! (This society is really self-aware about taking care of the environment).
- By 2050, Sweden is targeting to become the world’s first fossil-fuel free nation!
- Sweden has 99% efficiency when it comes to waste management treatment. This means that they have barely any waste that ends in landfills.
So I ask to you again, have you ever thought about how green your country is? It all comes from the policies you support, the things you are eating, the way you transport yourself within your city, the things you are buying and so on…
Now come and see the video I posted down here and remember that we need more from our planet, than what the planet needs from us #FoodForThought.
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