August 26, 2017
Four Eco-Friendly Cities Around the World
With global warming severely affecting the planet, cities and towns across the globe are being proactive about keeping the Earth clean. When picking a travel destination, you might be interested in knowing which countries are eco-friendly. Let’s explore some of the cleanest areas in the world.
Sweden has, without a doubt, one of the best means of public transportation imaginable. In order to avert pollution, Stockholm works to minimize fuel use and offers many green parks, as well as a slew of nature reserves. Stockholm in on track to eliminate its fossil fuel consumption by 2040. There are dozens of tech companies based in the city working on ways to change the way energy is produced, stored, and consumed in Europe.
Ranked as one of the greenest cities in the world, 50 percent of homes in Freiburg have solar paneled roofs. You don’t have to worry about traffic here as this city is filled with trams and pedestrian walkways. The city is also investing in passive housing, which means they use ducting and insulation to eliminate the need for heating and air conditioning. Passive housing in Freiburg is on track to reduce energy loss and lowers energy bills by 90%.
Adelaide expects to be the world’s first carbon neutral city by 2025. Most major buildings in the city, including the Parliament House and Art Gallery of South Australia, use solar panel systems. Adelaide was recognized by the Mercer Quality of Living as the most eco-friendly and sustainable city in the world back in 2010.
Currently ranked as the world’s most eco-friendly city, Calgary goes above and beyond to save the planet. There’s constant eco-friendly construction going on and even the fashion world is getting in on the action. Innocent Earth, a clothing company based in Calgary, sells organic, sustainable maternity clothing throughout Canada.