I believe we need to start to envision what a circular, low-impact, bio-based society will look like in order to usher in the fossil free era.
Indeed the Swedish Government have already declared in January 2019 that they aim for Sweden to be circular and bio-based and resource effective.
I guess we need the circular vision at four levels:
- The circular house
- The circular neighborhood
- The circular municipality
- The circular country
- The circular nation
Below is a first sketch of what a circular house might look like:
- Close to the necessary services (Cycling – ebike – distance?)
- Part of a circular neighbourhood
- Captures energy, water
- Is energy effective
- Recycles nutrients
- Is part of food provision, too
- Lots of reparable items
- Or compostable items
If we have the circular house then we need local businesses that serve houses and apartments a n d supply all that is needed for the transition. This could be huge business.