| by Kenneth Chase | 6 comments

Transformation from Typical Apartment to Happier, More Sustainable Community


Do you think it’s impossible to live more
sustainably in a small apartment? Think again! This apartment complex in Stockholm,
Sweden, is an example for us all, but it wasn’t a sustainable place until
a few residents decided to change it. 6 years ago they started a small garden
in the courtyard to grow food. They planted edible landscapes
to grow even more food, and started composting their
food waste to make their own soil. They got chickens to eat their
food scraps and to make eggs. Together, 5 families care for 2 rabbits
so they don’t all need their own pets. They turned the smelly old community
room into a comfortable place to do yoga, host gatherings, play games,
cook together, and more! These improvements made their small
apartments seem much bigger. They purchased resources to share so they
didn’t each need their own, even a shared electric cargo bike
for running errands! Over 30 of the 70 apartments
take part in the sustainable initiatives. Most of the residents are busy
with kids and jobs, and can only do this by sharing
the responsibilities as a community. Any apartment complex can do more of this! Share this video if you want
to live more sustainably! Subtitles by the Amara.org community

6 Comments

145inA

Dec 12, 2017, 3:08 pm Reply

Great tune!

Melissa O’Brien

Dec 12, 2017, 3:13 pm Reply

great topic thank you for sharing!! community can create great things!!!

Vitality Massage

Dec 12, 2017, 4:22 pm Reply

Just imagine the possibilities!

What is going on? I need to know.

Dec 12, 2017, 8:50 pm Reply

If our society wasn't based on greed, there would be so much we can achieve.

The Watering Hole Woodcraft School

Dec 12, 2017, 12:24 am Reply

That's amazing

The Unicorn

Sep 9, 2018, 12:58 am Reply

This is the way I want society to be.

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