Experiences

Leisure activities have a growing impact on the environment. The tourist industry has developed infrastructure that relocates more than 8 percent of the world’s population every year, and currently accounts for around 10 percent of the world’s gross national product. And our free-time activities are not limited to travel.

Double Environmental Benefit from Biogas

It may be hard to see a great deal of environmental advantage in racecars screaming around a track, but that’s just what the backers of a new project are hoping to achieve. The European energy giant E.ON, the automaker Vokswagen and LRF, the Federation of Swedish Farmers have joined forces to enter a stable in the 2009 Swedish Touring...

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Moose Hunting the Natural Way

Imagine hiking in the foothills of Sweden’s majestic northern mountains on a clear, cold autumn afternoon, senses alert as you steal silently through pristine woods in search of the shy giant Alces alces, or moose, the largest member of the deer family. With or without the rifle needed to bag a trophy, the hunt itself is a powerful and...

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Blue Train for a Greener Journey

For most Europeans, the term “charter vacation” is synonymous with air travel. Since the 1960s, millions of Germans, Scandinavians, Britons and others have taken advantage of popularly priced getaways to soak up the sun in more southerly climes. And although the charter boom has expanded worldwide to and from any number of countries, the basic idea for tour operators...

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The Smarter Barbecue Lighter

Richard Looft is certainly not the first person to look at the pollution and fire hazards caused by barbecue lighter fluid and think, “There has to be a better way.” But most people who have that thought don’t set out to design, fabricate and market a practical alternative. And fewer still have met with more than limited success. With...

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Greener golf courses

Sweden has one of the highest numbers of golf courses per capita in Europe. Sweden has 450 golf courses covering a total of 30,000 hectares, and new golf courses are beeing planned. The Swedish Golf Union, SGF, has 575,000 members for whom golf provides an opportunity to enjoy fresh air, exercise and recreation. Every season, about 35,000 rounds of golf are played...

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Wireless solutions to flat batteries

Several important steps have been taken in the development of communication which do not require cords and wires. The analogue phone, for example, has been replaced by its digital equivalent. Access to the LAN wireless network is also improving, which means that you can access the Internet without a cord. Bluetooth technology is another example of the ”wireless revolution”,...

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The environmentally adapted hotel

A hotel can be regarded as a community within a community, where guests are offered a wide variety of services. It doesn’t just provide a comfortable bed, but also meals, cultural events, functions, entertainment, health-related activities, experiences and much more. These services all consume natural resources. For this reason, issues relating to water, chemical products, energy and waste are...

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Modern boat engines are better for the environment

In 2006, the USA introduced emission requirements for diesel engines on leisure boats. At the same time, the EU introduced requirements on both petrol and diesel engines. The legislation regulates emissions of particles, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide. Legislation and consumer demand have forced the boat engine manufacturers to improve the engines to ensure better fuel economy, fewer...

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Leisure boats lets us enjoy the environment – but also have an impact on it

In Sweden, there are 1.3 million leisure boats. This means that every seventh Swede owns a boat, which may not come as a surprise when you consider that Sweden has 2500 km of coastline, from Svinesund north of Strömstad to Haparanda. If all bays, points and islands were included, the distance would be five times as long, 12,500 km...

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The Swedish project Advantage Environment provides information about existing and future products designed to reduce environmental impacts.

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