Swedish food brand Felix launch grocery store where products priced based on carbon footprint

Swedish food brand Felix has launched its own grocery store where products are priced on their climate impact – the more the carbon dioxide emissions, the higher the price. The Climate Store customers pay with carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) and all products are priced based on their climate impact. The company states that, in order to halve climate impact, every customer must keep to a … Continue reading Swedish food brand Felix launch grocery store where products priced based on carbon footprint

Nowhere: Pop-up restaurant in nature reserve helping diners connect with nature and observe social distancing

A new pop-up restaurant in the midst of a nature reserve outside Stockholm in Sweden is set to open in August. The pop-up restaurant called Nowhere, is located in the Häringe-Hammersta Nature Reserve. Uniquely designed, six small tables are scattered around in nature and set apart from each other – in the middle of the forest, in the fields and on a raft by the water … Continue reading Nowhere: Pop-up restaurant in nature reserve helping diners connect with nature and observe social distancing

Modular homes in Örebro, Sweden built with solar panels and passive house principles are some of the most energy-efficient

A set of modular homes in Örebro, Sweden providing affordable housing for families have been built with solar panels and passive house principles at its core, making it some of the most energy efficient new builds. Designed by Stockholm-based architecture studio, Street Monkey Architects, the homes are almost completely powered by rooftop solar panels, while on-site batteries store unused energy that can be sold back … Continue reading Modular homes in Örebro, Sweden built with solar panels and passive house principles are some of the most energy-efficient

Sustainable Stays: Kolarbyn Eco-lodge, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

A wild forest on the shores of a pristine lake in Skinnskatteberg, just a two hour drive from Stockholm, is home to Sweden’s Kolarbyn Eco-lodge – also known as the country’s “most primitive hotel”. Eco-lodging in its most natural state, Kolarbyn Eco-lodge is a collection of 12 small pyramid-like cabins with flat roofs, which blend in to its environment, nestled amongst pine, spruce and birch … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Kolarbyn Eco-lodge, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

Sustainable Stays: Arctic Bath, Sweden

A new floating hotel and spa in the Arctic that floats in warm weather and freezes into the ice when temperatures cool is set to open in the heart of Swedish Lapland in January 2020. Built on the water, Arctic Bath is located on the Lule River near the small village of Harads in Swedish Lapland, around 31miles south of the Arctic Circle. Situated under … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Arctic Bath, Sweden

Zero Island: Sustainable vacationing on Sweden’s carbon neutral island

Those searching for a sustainable vacation in Scandanavia may want to consider Lidö, an island in the northern part of the Swedish Archipelago off the coast of Helsinki, otherwise known as Zero Island. The tourist-friendly island, which managed to go completely carbon neutral in one year, aims to educate people on the value of making sustainable choices. It is a project designed to showcase the … Continue reading Zero Island: Sustainable vacationing on Sweden’s carbon neutral island

Swedish store develops Old Milk fragrance to help people rely on their senses to tackle food waste

Swedish grocery chain, Coop, has resorted to Old Milk – a fragrance that smells just like milk gone bad – to help reduce food waste in Sweden at home, by helping people to understand the difference between drinkable and undrinkable milk. The Old Milk fragrance aims to get people to trust their own sense of smell and taste, rather than relying on best before dates in determining whether … Continue reading Swedish store develops Old Milk fragrance to help people rely on their senses to tackle food waste

Young activist, Greta Thunberg, protests in Sweden calling on politicians to take climate issues seriously

Fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg describes herself as a “climate radical” and is protesting outside Sweden’s parliament every day and refusing to go to school until Sweden’s general election on 9 September, to draw attention to the climate crisis. The teenager, who began to get engaged in environmental issues from the age of 11, is calling on politicians to take climate issues seriously. The flyers she has with … Continue reading Young activist, Greta Thunberg, protests in Sweden calling on politicians to take climate issues seriously

Sweden’s first electrified road could help cut the cost of electric vehicles

An electrified road in Sweden – that is the first in the world to charge vehicles as they drive along – could potentially help cut the high cost of electric cars, according to project backers Vattenfall and Elways. The 1.2mile stretch of “road” or electrical rail, named eRoadArlanda, has been built into a public road just outside Stockholm, The electrified road works by transferring energy from the … Continue reading Sweden’s first electrified road could help cut the cost of electric vehicles

Introducing…Native artist Maxida Märak on Sweden and creating “Sami dancefloor”

Hip hop artist and activist, Maxida Märak, fuses musical and cultural elements from her indigenous Swedish heritage into urban anthems. Hard rap and heavy electronic beats mix with ‘jojk’, the traditional Sami way of singing, to create what Maxida Märak describes as “Sami dancefloor”. Maxida Märak grew up and lives in Jokkmokk, Sweden, in an extended family of reindeer herders, but also spends a lot of time … Continue reading Introducing…Native artist Maxida Märak on Sweden and creating “Sami dancefloor”