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Initiatives by topic

Climate action

wikipedia:Climate change in Sweden

Community energy

Wikipedia: Sweden, Renewable energy

Cycling activism

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Sweden

Ethical consumerism

Wikipedia: Fairtrade settlements in Sweden

Open spaces

wikipedia:List of national parks of Sweden

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle

In the Eskilstuna municipality, all household solid waste is recycled with optical color sorting since 2011, which is a new way of recycling. Each waste fraction has its own colored recyclable plastic bag and is disposed of in the same garbage bin. By using optical color sorting, house owners are able to sort out organic food waste, plastic, metal and paper packaging, newspapers and household waste. The organic food waste is then used to produce biogas and the other five fractions are recycled and reused. The system of six different fractions is unique of its kind in Europe. W



Trees, woodland and forest

Sweden is covered by 53.1% forest.[1]

"In less than 100 years, Sweden’s forest assets have doubled." [2]

Urban sustainability

Hammarby Sjöstad, Sweden

Augustenborg’s Botanical Roof Garden

News and comment


Stockholm Starts a Friendly Rivalry Over Car-Free Planning, May 12 [3]

Sweden Opens World’s First Mall for Repaired and Recycled Goods, Apr 4 [4]

Stockholm Biochar Project, a Mayors Challenge Winner, Opens its First Plant, Mar 29 [5]

Stockholm bike trips to inner city grow by 30% in 1 year. Mar [6]

From recycling royalty to smart buildings, Stockholm mayor takes on climate change, Mar 6 [7]

European Commission honours Malmö and Brussels as leaders in sustainable mobility, Mar [8]

Sweden announces new law binding future governments to a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, Feb 3 [9]


Sweden introduces energy storage subsidy for households, Nov 24 [10]

Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs, Sep 19 [11]

These Swedish "bike apartments" are designed for life without cars, by Adele Peters, Aug 29 [12]

Swedish Capital Stockholm Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments, Jun 16 [13]

Sweden introduces Six Hour Working Day, May [14]

Sweden phases out fossil fuels in attempt to run completely off renewable energy, May 24 [15]

Sweden launches collection of clothing that you can borrow for free, Jan 20 [16]


Stockholm on track to be fossil fuel free, December 8 [17]

What can the world learn from Växjö, Europe's self-styled greenest city? November 25 [18]

They really mean it! Sweden's Green transition gathers pace, September 24 [19]

Bee Urban is pollinating Stockholm, May 21 [20]

Stockholm: Breaking the Commuting Cycle through intelligent design, March 11 [21]


Stockholm, which has one of the most advanced networks of cycling paths in the world, with over 4,000 km of bicycle lanes per 1,000 sq. km., named as ‘Europe’s best city for commuters’, May 28 [22]

Sweden one of three European Union member countries that have already met their renewable energy goals for 2020, with 51 percent of its energy coming from renewables, March 12 [23]

Umeå launch green parking scheme, February 6 [24]


Stockholm, European Green Capital 2010


The Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm, Sweden 5 to 16 June, the first of a series of world environmental conferences. [25]

News sources

Climate magazine Effect


Community resources

Local communities in Sweden

Interwiki links

Wikipedia: Sweden, Making Sweden an Oil-Free Society


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