Location: Vaxjo, Sweden

Sectors: Sustainable energy: access, efficiency and renewables; Sustainable Cities and Built Environment; Natural Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation;

By: Sweden

Type: Local

Source: The ICLEI Case Study series

Year: 1996

Greenhouse gas
Vxj's progress toward becoming a sustainable community has been dependent upon the commitment
shown not only by decision-makers but also by the city's residents.

Vxj has designed numerous projects to popularise sustainability and educate citizens about ways in which they can personally reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Vxj's many successful programmes help to raise awareness and encourage citizen engagement. Two such programmes are the Teleborg school photovoltaic (PV) system and Climate Idols, which show how citizen involvement is key to implementing successful measures to reduce CO2 emissions and moving toward a more sustainable community.
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