Terra Viva: Stockholm – Europe’s Greenest Capital

In Stockholm they are passionate about the environment. There is a long tradition of ambitious environmental efforts there: tackling air pollution, traffic emissions, greenhouse gases. Since 1990 carbon emissions have fallen by 25% per inhabitant and the city aims to become fossil fuel-free by 2050. (4 min)

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  1. Redroom Studios says:

    wow! this is great to see. Europe is so far ahead of the rest of the world with eco issues and policies… one of the reasons I’d love to live there. Those vacuum tubes for collecting the various waste and recycling is fantastic – I had never seen that before…

    saw a great episode from that e2 series a couple days ago all about the Velib (public bikes) program they are running in Paris that is very encouraging. You may have also heard about the one in London. In Canada, Montreal has a similar program and Toronto is working on launching in the next year, though some small minded people (one of whom is running for mayor) are trying their best to derail it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nySs1cEq5rs

  2. shapeshift says:

    Yeah, that vacuum thing was intriguing. It’s good to see it someone taking the lead like that. As far as the US, we are farther along on going green in San Francisco than most of the country. That said, we are still not close to Stockholm.

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