The One Tonne Life project has ended and the content on this web page is static and is not updated any more. The project was unique and pioneering, making the conclusions and all information connected to the project just as interesting and up-to-date today as when it was run. Read more about the project and get inspired! (March 2017)

One Tonne Life

From pilot to reality


Three years after the Lindell family completed their “One Tonne Life” run by reducing their CO2 emissions by 80 per cent to 1.5 tonnes, this exciting project has moved from pilot to reality.

Now, Jon, Tina and son Nils Jogensjö aim for a permanent “One Tonne Life”. They have bought Sweden’s most energy-smart villa from A-hus. Vattenfall’s web based “EnergyWatch” and smart plugs give the family full control over their energy use – and an ingenious Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is being charged on the driveway.

What is One Tonne Life?

Is it possible to live carbon neutral today?

Every Swede contributes to the greenhouse effect with six to eight tonnes of CO2 per year.

With energy-smart housing, electric cars and clean energy, we could go on living almost as usual. Couldn't we? What does it really take for a family to live carbon neutral?