06 Jul '11, 10am

Heja Sverige! Zero Net Emissions With Economic Growth? Europe's Greenest City Shows the Way

07.06.2011 - 03:07PM Category: Sustainability Zero Net Emissions With Economic Growth? Europe's Greenest City Shows the Way By Francesca Rheannon Växjö, Sweden has been able to slash its carbon footprint by a third while nearly doubling its GDP. Summer is houseguest time out here in the Hamptons. So it was that I recently found myself hosting a young friend from Sweden - in the U.S. as a Visiting Artist with a New York dance organization - and her parents, who were here to visit her on their very first trip to the States. Not only did I have the pleasure of hanging out with some terrific houseguests, but I also ended up learning a lot about how one small Swedish city is showing the world how to go carbon free - without sacrificing robust economic growth. My friend's mother, Sohie Kim Hagdahl, is the environmental coordinator for Växjö (pronounced VEK-shuh), a city of some ...

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