Aside from leaving their home and vehicles for six months, the Lindells have also made changes to their diet, shopping, and consumption habits. Although there are still improvements that can be made, they family does have a fixed 900 kg per person per year of emissions to account for the manufacture of items that the family uses, including clothing, the house and all its eco components, furniture, and the vehicle. Yet, Nils, the father remains optimistic saying, "We'll do the best we can. Our know-how and our motivation are growing day by day!" For those of you who want to see the full breakdown of the new, lowered CO2 emissions (and to possibly get ideas for your own family), the One Tonne Life site has a nice interactive chart with all the data.
So far we haven't had to make any major compromises in our everyday lifestyle. The advanced technology has made the hunt for a carbon dioxide-leaner lifestyle easy and enjoyable. The difficult sacrifices are probably still to come. The last stretch down to one tonne will be far more difficult.
[Source: Volvo and One Tonne Life]