Clarifications with Klarén: the climate-neutral car
Zero doesn’t always signify nothing. Zero-emissions cars, for instance, are a big step in the right direction. If it refers to tailpipe emissions, for example, the zero is a major positive for local air quality.
We’re attempting to go one step further. We’ve set the goal to create a climate-neutral car. And we’re attempting to do it by 2030. Yes, we know how soon that is, and how challenging this goal (dubbed the Polestar 0 project), will be to achieve. But we also know how imperative it is that we succeed.
Zeroes, then, can be more than nothing. They can be something to aspire to. Something to strive for. Something to design towards.
Polestar Head of Sustainability Fredrika Klarén clarifies it all above.
Shredding surfboards to make sustainable skateboards
In the past decades, skateboarding has moved from the fringes of society to the TV screen, from subculture to the Olympic games. With that type of trajectory, we wondered what the next step for skateboarding might be. So, we travelled to the birthplace of skateboarding to find out. Surf and skateboard manufacturer Shred MFG tells a story of passion, craftsmanship, and a greener future for the boarding community.
Creating a “15-minute city”: Will Melbourne be able to bring its communities closer?
It’s the year 2050 and Melbourne is waking up to another day of life on Earth. In the past decades, the cityscape has seen many improvements. Bikeways are broad and well-connected, parks are lush and nearby, and supporting your locals is easier than ever. With all the essentials accessible by foot or bike, urban life is inclusive and efficient. That’s the plan, at least. The Melbourne Plan.