Ecotopia: Permaculture in Sweden

Green (Living) Review

Ecotopia, named after and deeply inspired by Ernest Callenbach’s utopian novel of the same name, is a knowledge centre focused on permaculture and sustainable development in Sweden, run by social entrepreneurs Karin Malmgren and Roland Birgersson.

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Birding Sweden on the Fly

10,000 Birds

In June of 2013 he embarked on a whirlwind tour of Europe, spotting birds in Iceland , Russia , Finland , and, as you’re about to find out, Sweden: We took a quick flight from Helsinki and arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, arriving at our fourth country on this trip. Additionally, you can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or climb to the top of Sweden’s tallest lighthouse, the Långe Jan (Long Jon), for an even more breathtaking view (and possibly catch a glimpse of some seals).

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What is the National Bird of Sweden?

10,000 Birds

The national bird of Sweden is the Blackbird Turdus merula , otherwise known as the Common Blackbird or Eurasian Blackbird , though, of course, in Sweden it is not known by any of those names but as Koltrast.* It is common in Sweden but so are many other species.

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The reason Sweden keeps running out of rubbish

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Time and again we read headlines and hear in the news that Sweden is so tremendously good at recycling that they keep running out of rubbish. This message the media is being told to hammer home to make us believe that other countries, especially Sweden, etc.,

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Humble Brush, from Sweden with love

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I encountered Humble Brush for the first time ever on this years Natural & Organic Products Europe exhibition on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the ExCel center in London's Docklands.

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Sweden has run out of rubbish

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Due to Sweden’s innovative waste-to-energy program and highly efficient recycling habits, this Scandinavian nation faces an interesting dilemma. Incineration must not be done, they say, and that despite the fact that Sweden shows the way how to do it.

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Sweden is Burning Trash – What This Means for America

Sustainability Ninja

That the country is Sweden, and that the practice is not only considered environmentally friendly but that it also generates a significant amount of energy, is an even greater shock. Importing garbage for energy is good business for Sweden from Sweden on Vimeo.

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Sweden subverts Paris agreement with Vattenfall coal deal

Green (Living) Review

Annika Jacobson, Program Manager for Greenpeace in Sweden, said: “This is a political collapse. The risk is great that EPH will open new lignite mines and thus emit 24 times Sweden's annual emissions. The world has turned their gaze towards Sweden recently and global leaders have urged the government to decommission coal power plants instead of selling them. " Source: Greenpeace Sweden This press release is presented for your information only.

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Sweden Considers Implementing a ‘Meat Tax’

Eccorazzi

Two years after it ruled out Swedish Board of Agriculture’s recommendation that a Read More The post Sweden Considers Implementing a ‘Meat Tax’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. The Swedish government is again considering a “meat tax” in a bid to encourage less meat consumption. Eats News Top News

Sweden is Burning Trash – What This Means for America

Sustainability Ninja

That the country is Sweden, and that the practice is not only considered environmentally friendly but that it also generates a significant amount of energy, is an even greater shock. In adopting this practice, however, Sweden has solved a number of issues relating to waste management and its reliance on fossil fuels. Viewed superficially, the idea that an entire country is burning its trash comes as something of a surprise.

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Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

Green (Living) Review

Sweden's ruling Social Democrat and Green party coalition is set to submit proposals to parliament on Tuesday to slash the VAT rate on repairs to bicycles, clothes and shoes from 25% to 12%.

Sweden is the best place on the planet.

Elephant Journal

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Sweden's Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites

Green Traveler Guides

Now there are a total of 6 amazing, upmarket tree houses (plus a treetop sauna) at the Treehotel , Sweden’s most startling hotel since the wildly successful Icehotel (built from snow and ice every winter).

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Sweden to import garbage as supplies of trash run dry

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As other nations across the world struggle to cut the amount of waste piling up in their landfills and marring the landscape, Sweden is facing an entirely different sort of challenge. Sweden has run out of trash and now they are forced to import some more. But all we hear in the UK is that it cannot possibly, while it works in Sweden (and other places), work in Britain.

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"Reporting back: the World Congress for Environmental and Resource Economists in Gothenburg, Sweden"

Environmental Economics

Sonja Kolstoe at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis "On Balance" blog : This was my first time attending a World Congress. As a non-market valuation economist specializing in revealed and stated preference methods, I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss these methods and network with others from around the globe.

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Sweden recycles so well it needs more trash

Celsias

When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. According to Swedish Waste Management , Sweden recovers the most energy from each ton of waste in the waste to energy plants, and energy recovery from

Vagrant Cliff Swallow Killed By Sparrowhawk in Sweden

10,000 Birds

A twitcher’s worst nightmare. Asides

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Treehotel: Sweden's new ways to sleep up a tree

Green Traveler Guides

Now there are a total of 6 amazing, upmarket tree houses (plus a treetop sauna) at the Treehotel , Sweden’s most startling hotel since the wildly successful Icehotel (built from snow and ice every winter).

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Failure: Sweden will reach EU’s climate targets 195 years too late

Green Blog

The Swedish Green Party has released a report which shows that Sweden will reach the EU’s climate targets in 2205 instead of 2050 – 195 years too late. During the last four years with a right-wing Government in Sweden the pace of emissions reductions decreased from 1.5%

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Greenpeace activists protests against nuclear energy in Sweden

Green Blog

Today Greenpeace activists protested against recent political plans to introduce new nuclear reactors in Sweden. It was in 2009 that the current right-wing government announced their plans to scrap the Settlement Act and the ban on new nuclear power in Sweden.

Explosives found at nuclear power plant in Sweden – security levels increased

Green Blog

Yesterday explosives were found at the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. Energy nuclear nuclear incident nuclear plant nuclear safety Ringhals Sweden terrorismIn response to this, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority increased security levels to “yellow”, which is the second level of a three-point scale, at all Swedish nuclear power plants.

Where are the 5 coolest eco-friendly winter sports destinations in Europe?

Green Traveler Guides

| Skiing In Green & White | Europe. In many parts of this vast and varied continent, winter is a great time to visit—especially if you love snow and mountains and the many ways we’ve devised to play in them. So where are the hottest (or should that be coolest?)

My first trip abroad. An Instagram Journal: Israel, Sweden, Florence.

Elephant Journal

This journal will be updated continually. Newest entries at bottom. Boulder, Colorado. I leave soon for my first travel abroad in my life–Tel Aviv, Stockholm & Florence, then a few days in DC on the flip side. Then I return to Boulder, my mommy arrives and I celebrate my 40th birth day.

Wolves In Sweden Facing High Rate Of Poaching

Eco Friendly Daily

In the 1970s, wolves were found to be completely extinct in Sweden. Once these Finnish wolves have moved in, the population of wolves in Sweden was able to begin recovering. However, as of now there are only approximately 250 wolves in Sweden, a lower number than expected.

Sweden Is Now Recycling 99 Percent Of Its Trash. Here’s How They Do It

The Green Changemakers

Sweden recycles and sorts its waste so efficiently that less than 1 percent ends up in landfills. But perhaps even more interesting, and somewhat controversial, is that Sweden burns about as much household waste as it recycles, over 2 million tons, and converts this to energy.

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Sweden Prepares to Lead EU on Climate

The Green Changemakers

Sweden's low-carbon transformation is on display in the coastal, industrial city of Kalmar. Kalmar has become a model for what all of Sweden hopes to achieve. Sweden has long implemented one of the most progressive energy policies in Europe.

Honoring the greenest EU music festivals

Green Traveler Guides

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Copenhagen wins ‘European Green Capital’

Green Traveler Guides

Bristol Copenhagen Denmark England Europe France Frankfurt Germany Hamburg Nantes News Spain Stockholm Sweden Vitoria-Gasteiz eco-innovation European Green Capital Award Green Travel News Reuters

Sweden Plans A Four Lane Bike Super Highway

Celsias

Sweden is planning to connect its cities Lund and Malmö by building a cyclist superhighway stretching over 12.5 miles. The four-lane highway will be designed to follow alongside railway tracks and have fences and bushes in place to offer cyclists wind protection.

Don’t Mess with Capercaillie

10,000 Birds

News grouse Sweden A Swedish news reporter decided, for some reason, to try to interview a displaying male Capercaillie. It did not end well for the reporter or his cameraman. Make sure to wait around (or skip) to just after the two-minute mark when things really heat up, and then watch through until the end. Hat-tip to Duncan for the link to the video.

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New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Alaska Australia Chile Costa Rica Croatia Europe Kenya Masai Mara North America Osa Peninsula Peru South America Sweden United States Croatia truffles Great Ocean Road Green Travel News Kenai Fjords Masai Kuku Group Ranch Reuters River Klaralven Tambopata Torres del Paine PatagoniaTis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year's resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

Choose Love: Europe’s To-Do with 7.6 Million People.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems europe germany refugee crisis Sweden Syria Syrian refugees U.S.The issue merely shifts and transforms.

Why we Need to Learn to Take it Easy.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today awareness be present burnt out busyness change easy enjoy grandmother happiness healing learn life mindfulness need present moment relax rushing self love Sweden take Take it EasyI believe deeply that we all just want to be happy. We want to live with ease and feel joy.

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Swedish Government Wins Greenwash Award

Green Blog

The Swedish right-wing government has won the yearly greenwash award in Sweden ! Shell Fortum Friends of the Earth greenwash greenwash award greenwashing OKQ8 Sweden

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Swedish general election strengthens the Greens

Green Blog

Peter Eriksson and Maria Wetterstrand, political leaders of the Greens in Sweden, during a conference earlier this year. If you have been reading this blog for a while now you probably know that last night it was election time in Sweden.

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Greenpeace action exposes shockingly weak security at Swedish nuclear plants

Green Blog

The action took place shortly a week after a safety report was released by Greenpeace highlighting severe security problems, shortcomings and weaknesses at the aging nuclear reactors in Sweden.

The Swedish government is bad for the environment

Green Blog

When it comes to environmental and climate issues the current right-wing government in Sweden is one of the worst ever. A general election will be held in Sweden this September. Business & Politics environment Europe general election policies politics SSNC Stockholm Sweden

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The cruel life inside a factory farm

Green Blog

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Safety Report: Swedish nuclear reactors have major security issues, needs to be shut down immediately

Green Blog

According to the report, the security problems at the aging nuclear reactors in Sweden are so urgent that they should be shut down immediately to avoid any severe accidents. Today there are currently three active nuclear power plants in Sweden. In doing so the parliament voted against a referendum from 1980 where Sweden said no to new nuclear energy. A 2006 report done by Vattenfall , one of the nuclear energy companies in Sweden, reinforces this claim by Greenpeace.

Book Week: Magnus Nilsson’s ‘Faviken’

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s the first title by Magnus Nilsson, the highly regarded and hyper-locavore chef who has built a gourmet restaurant in remote, rural Sweden. Chef Magnus Nilsson. Photo: Flickr user Bruno Cordioli under a Creative Commons license.

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Swedish general election strengthens the Greens ? but not enough

Green Blog

Red & Green Since 2007 September 20th, 2010 Swedish general election strengthens the Greens Peter Eriksson and Maria Wetterstrand, political leaders of the Greens in Sweden, during a conference earlier this year. The best election result ever for the Greens in Sweden.

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