Personal tools
log in | join | help

Växjö, Sweden: A Model of Sustainability

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 14, 2013 01:01 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)
by Alex Wilson last modified Apr 10, 2013

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions Op-Ed Växjö, Sweden embraced the U.N's Agenda 21 and is now a model of sustainability Växjö Energi AB's wood-chip-fired CHP plant. My host is standing in front of a large steam turbine. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson My blog last week about Kansas and efforts to outlaw any mention or promotion of sustainability was so depressing (to write as well read) that I needed to find a more uplifting sequel. I needed to remind myself—and readers—that even if some politicians in Kansas don’t want to make the world a better place for their children and grandchildren, that’s not a universal attitude. There are lots of towns, cities, and countries around the world where planning for the future is a priority and whose sustainability stories are truly inspirational. I’ll report here on one of those places: Växjö, Sweden (the approximate pronunciation is “VECK’ shuh”), which is often called Europe’s greenest city. Five years ago I had the good fortune to spend a few days in this municipality of 85,000, with an urban core of 60,000. read more






Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.