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8 Most Sustainable Countries In The World

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Fresh water is running out, air is being polluted and forests are getting cut. Our planet is hurtling towards an ecological crisis that will harm all life forms, especially us humans. 

With over seven billion people alive today, the planet simply does not have enough to meet all our demands. The only route to survival is by cutting down on our consumption and using what we really need. For everything we take from the Earth, we should attempt to give back in equal measure.

While we can cut back on an individual level, a larger systemic change is also needed. Thankfully, a few countries have instituted changes at a nation-wide level that show their commitment to a greener and cleaner tomorrow. 

As concerned citizens, we need to push the governments of our nation to take steps to safeguard the environment, conserve energy and be more sustainable. If we don't act now, our children may not grow up to live in a world with fresh water to drink and clean air to breathe. 

Flip through our ClipBook to know about countries that are doing the most to save the environment.

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Iceland

Almost 100 per cent of Iceland's energy comes from renewable sources. Most Icelandic homes are powered by geothermal energy and thus, do not use fossil fuels for generating electricity. Iceland's positive change came from the ground up — local ent...

Costa Rica

This small Central-American country is one of the world's most sustainable. Besides getting most of their energy from renewable sources, Costa Rica also works actively on banning recreational hunting, increasing forest cover and protecting it's oc...

Switzerland

Switzerland is a nation of recyclers with 94% of old glass and 81% of PET containers going to plants fr recycling. Forest cover is also on the rise and around 15% of the country's land is contained within protected national parks...

France

When it comes to food sustainability, France leads the way worldwide. France became the first country in the world to penalise supermarkets for throwing away food that is still edible by humans. Instead, this food is provided to homeless people an...

Bhutan

When it comes to sustainability, India has a lot to learn from it's northern neighbour. Bhutan isn't just carbon neutral, it's carbon positive. This means that it's forests absorb more carbon from the atmosphere than the country produces. India sh...

Portugal

Portugal has revolutionised it's transport system by introducing electric powered buses. They are trying to change people's behaviour to choose more greener forms of transport. For the month of March 2018, Portugal sustained completely on renewabl...

Finland

Finland is making rapid progress in incentivising it's citizens to purchase electric vehicles. The objective is to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels.They are also working on increasing access to public transport, investing in develop...

Singapore

Of all the countries on the Asian content, Singapore tops the list in terms of eco-friendliness. Studies carried out by leading environmental institutions, including Yale University and the United Nations, rank Singapore fourteenth globally and fi...

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