If we are to succeed in becoming fossil free in our region, we all need to contribute. Sometimes it difficult to know what to do, but if we all go that extra mile, we can make a big difference in small ways. Here, we share some of our tips. Do you have more? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post more.
Approximately a third of all carbon dioxide emissions derive from transportations. A large part of all journeys is shorter than five kilometers. How far do you travel to work? Could you walk, take the bike or a public transport? Your body will thank you for the extra exercise. Car-pooling is an option if you have a long way to commute and public transports don’t work.
Separate and recycle as much as possible. Medicines and batteries are particularly important as they release poisonous chemicals and heavy metals into the environment. Light bulbs, strip lighting and low-energy bulbs also contain dangerous metals and must be recycled.
Are you investing in a new car? Then, consider a completely zero-emission electric car with battery or fuel cell for hydrogen. Fossil-free vehicles with biogas and synthetic diesel can also be a good option as a transitional solution for reducing carbon emissions.
Almost all car dealers offer electric and hybrid cars today.
Almost all car dealers offer cars that fully or partially run on biogas.
Cars, tractors, buses and trucks with diesel engines can run on hydro treated vegetable oil (HVO). HVO is produced from residual products from forestry and agriculture, and is completely free of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by up to 90%.
When wise people from all over the world in industry, academia and the public sector interact exciting things happen. Sandviken is such a place in the field of fossil free and climate neutral energy.
Sandviken PurePOWER is an open communication concept administered by Sandvikens Kommun. Here, people that want to contribute to making Sweden one of the world’s first fossil free countries meet. Sandviken is the place where it all happens. Right now.