With tourism causing almost a tenth of global greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable vacations are on demand. Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel, and the Swedish island of Lidö are setting out on a journey towards a carbon neutral island. Over the course of the year, Lidö will become the Zero Island – an idyllic environment for a carbon neutral getaway. Lidö’s guardians, Olle and Hugo, have several plans for the island’s future.
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What we eat every day significantly affects our carbon footprint. Having less meat and dairy on the plate helps cut a considerable amount of emissions, as does reducing waste and choosing more sustainable packaging. Using local and seasonal ingredients is always a good way to reduce emissions.
Sweden is aiming to become carbon neutral by 2045. We wanted to examine solutions that could make the ambitious target a reality, so together with our partners, we are implementing them in the daily life of one island – making the island carbon neutral in just one year. We are making a change on the island, but also want to encourage others to inflict a change in their daily environments. After all, creating a better, cleaner future is everyone’s business.
As a part of the Journey to Zero initiative, Neste and its partners have begun the Zero Island project, making an entire island carbon neutral during one year. By building a cleaner future for the island of Lidö, we want to encourage others to make their own contribution for a better tomorrow.