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The top greenest countries for eco-friendly expats

Living a sustainable lifestyle can be challenging and, with some countries being more eco-friendly than others, you may be struggling to find the balance that you are looking for.  Fortunately, reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to miss out on some of the luxuries in life such as travelling from A to B. Several countries offer green living lifestyle such as Switzerland and France. Read more about the top greenest countries for eco-friendly expats, below.


One of the greenest places in the world for you to reside as an eco-friendly expat is Switzerland. With amazing views and outstanding architecture, this country is known for its eco-friendly approach. For example, if you are visiting a hotel in Switzerland, you can receive a discounted price just for driving a hybrid or electric vehicle, helping you to save money.


Another country that has earned its rightful place on this list is Norway. This stunning country is known for its amazing fjords and outstanding views of northern lights, but did you know that it is one of the greenest destinations? Not only do they teach children how to be environmentally friendly, but they also encourage people to reuse the items that they have. With thrift markets such as Lokalt and Fretex, available across the country, nothing goes to waste. Whether it is books, clothes or old accessories, there is plenty that can be reused for your own gain.


France is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and it is also one of the most environmentally friendly. Although this country is full to the brim with businesses and restaurants, they have found several ways to turn their city green. One of the ways that they have done this is by turning regular rooftops into rooftop gardens. This not only allows residents to grow their own produce, but it also encourages them to not waste as much as they would from a trip to the supermarket. Rooftop gardens can also help to improve air quality, are energy efficient and are the perfect habitat for wildlife.


The final country on this list is Iceland. This amazing place has earned the title of an eco-friendly country due to 87% of their power outlet coming from hydro power or geothermal power sources. This is far more efficient than the likes of power stations as it generates clean energy. This is perfect for those looking for a greener lifestyle as you can rest assured that you are receiving energy from a reliable, green source. In addition, Iceland actively encourage individuals to car share.

Regardless of which country you decide to live your fully sustainable life, you can be sure that one of the locations featured on this list will be perfect whether you are looking to move alone or with your friends and family.

Santa Fe Relocation is committed to environmentally friendly approaches for their business operations and proudly integrates sustainability efforts into the company culture. If you are moving to an eco-friendly country and need help with your move, get in touch with a member of our friendly expert team on 020 8961 4141, today.

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