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Brief Published: 23 Jun 2011

One Tonne Life Update

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In February, Stylus reported on Sweden’s One Tonne Life project – which aims to enable a family of four to bring down its average carbon footprint of seven tonnes per person per year, to just one tonne.

After six months living in a specially design home, the Lindell family has successfully cut its emissions by almost 80% to 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The areas with the largest efficiency gains have been transport and electricity consumption – aided by the family’s Volvo C30 Electric car that’s recharged using electricity derived from from hydro-power.

“We have been able to demonstrate that with the right know-how and motivation, it's possible to get quite close to one tonne. Not only that, it's been very enjoyable and a really educational adventure,” said Nils Lindell.

One Tonne Life

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