martedì 10 maggio 2016


This article deal with one of the most important nations as green and sustainable tourism: Denmark. It has won the European Green Capital Award for 2014, thanks to its initiatives. For example, an important sustainable way to travel in Denmark is the cycle highway, eco farms, eco hotels and eco-friendly architecture and another significative istance is the Danish island of Samsø. 



What makes Denmark different?

1.               ECO-FARMS

The city of Svanholm is not far from Copenhagen and it is situated in a very beautiful  area.  The organic set  and carbon neutral companies make it a model for the whole nation. As tourism, the people prefer to do their holidays in eco-farms. There are so many farm in which learn all the secrets of organic farming and
know better and taste the traditional cuisine. Go finally to admire the ø-Lejre campsites on small islands, mostly uninhabited, during the summer months .


1.                WAY TO MOVE IN DENMARK


One example of the  green and environmentally sustainable city of Copenhagen is the so-called “culture of the bikes”,  (???) With over 160 kilometers of cycle route and the majority of the inhabitants of Copenhagen that daily moves by bike, Denmark is known for the culture of the bike. Copenhagen was the first city in the world to be called the "Official City Bike" by the International Union of Cyclists and there are more than 40,000 cyclists a day crossing the Queen Louise Bridge. Even tourists can and discover the city riding a bike by various organized tours, such as Mike Bike Tours, Cycling Copenhagen and with GPS tours with Bike the City

2.                  ECO HOTELS


Copenhagen hotels are oriented to the green and the majority of the city hotels adopt an environmental plan that covers water, laundry, cleaning, waste, energy consumption and food. In fact, many hotel rooms in Copenhagen are certified by the ecological aspect. The hotel symbol of this trend of green housing in Copenhagen is the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, with 25 luxurious and eco-friendly plans. The guests of Hotel Kong Arthur Hotel can help by paying the living room with a share of CO2,  the release of a ton of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

The Hotel Guldsmeden  ( is a group of Green Globe certified hotel that commits sustainable efforts in all aspects of daily life, also all the Guldsmeden hotels in Copenhagen have been awarded the official label Golden Ø, because they provide more than half percent of biological food.



There are also interesting architectural solutions, for example the new Roskilde Cathedral has an excellent efficiency in electricity production: with its large size and advanced technology is capable of incinerating from 260,000 to 350,000 tons of waste a year, generating a large amount of electricity. The cathedral is an important example of the strong commitment of Denmark for renewable energy and in general sustainability. The goal of this nation is the total energy conversion to non-fossil fuels by 2050.

the  Roskilde Cathedral





In the cities, in particular Copenaghen, exist buildings and neighborhoods that represent excellence for sustainability and energy conservation such as the new United Nations building: made on an artificial island in the Marmormolen district, for its construction the use of polluting substances has been reduced the minimum.


Another example of sustainable tourism in Denmark is Samsø

Samsø is an island that combines relaxation with possibility of many outdoor activities in a clean and sustainable place. In fact 90% of Samsø wind turbines are property of its inhabitants. There is a Golf course between Langemark and Besser that it is an example of sustainability regarding the green and the machinery for maintenance.


A brand in support of new practices

For all of these and many other reasons, there is an official brand for sustainable Denmark that summarizes in itself the policies, practices and solutions to improve the environment and consequently the economy and quality of life: it’s about State of Green, which collects all the leading figures in the field of energy, climate, water, environment and relationships with international stakeholders who wish to learn from the Danish experience.




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