Greener Garden, Greener Future – Husqvarna Event at the Embassy of Sweden Canberra

On 17 May, Husqvarna, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra, hosted “Greener Garden, Greener Future” with the presence of His Excellency Swedish Ambassador Pontus Melander and ACT Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti MLA. The event focused on collaboration as a key tool for delivering on sustainability efforts, bringing new initiatives to life and implementing immediate actions to tackle the climate crisis. Husqvarna Vice President Pacific Division, Pauline Nilsson, was also in attendance and emphasised the significance of sustainable technologies and their critical role in addressing the pressing challenge of surpassing the 1.5-degree global warming threshold.


The Husqvarna team with the Ambassador and Embassy staff.

 At the event, Ambassador Pontus Melander formally announced the Embassy’s switch from petrol-powered lawn care to the battery-powered Husqvarna Automower®, affectionately named ‘Husky’. The switch was motivated by a broader sustainability focus adopted by the Swedish Embassy, which acknowledges its responsibility of setting a positive example to the city through actions that promote biodiversity, greener practices, and climate neutrality,


At the event, Pauline Nilsson spoke about three global themes driving change and action:

  • Climate change, extreme weather, biodiversity decline, and global warming, serve as constant reminders of the climate crisis and Husqvarna’s responsibility to nature and the environment.
  • Changing urban environments in which, more than ever, well-maintained, high-quality green spaces will play a critical role in mitigating urban heat and the amplified effects of floods.
  • Evolving business environments are seeing a rapid rise in artificial intelligence and data being used to develop smarter products and solutions. These innovations can contribute to green space management and help achieve climate targets.

Pauline Nilsson addresses guests, including media and VIPs.

Husqvarna’s goal to be the world leader in the future of green space maintenance amid the face of the climate crisis. In her speech, Pauline explains, “Husqvarna is dedicated to a sustainable future, leading the industry with low-carbon, resource-smart solutions. We are prioritising efficient tool usage and powering them with alternatives to fossil fuels. Through pioneering solutions, we empower people to make sustainable choices daily.”

The event was attended by media, with two pieces published online, syndicated nationally with a total reach of over one million, along with a piece on local Canberra radio stations 2CC and 2CA.