Danish Eco-Holiday

October 25, 2011 by

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Visit all that Denmark has to offer, with a smaller environmental footprint

Denmark knows a thing or two about being green, since the 2009 Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen, Danish options for eco-friendly travel have continued to grow. You can choose to stay in CLIMATE+ hotels, eat at CLIMATE+ restaurants and many other things. Here are a few tips on how to make conscious green travel choices.

Arrive by plane? Check out the CO2 or carbon neutral scheme that most airlines have these days. Travel by train is a lower CO2 emission alternative, and you can enjoy the comfort and style as you go.  Rent a bike to explore Copenhagen’s 300km of bike paths and experience life there like a local. Take it to the next level and travel by foot, with the world’s most sustainable natural energy! Hikers are well-looked after by Danish farmers and foresters, so you can walk along the more than 1,000 year old Hærvej (the Danish Army Road) through Jutland or other routes suggested by the Danish Ramblers’ Association’s.

Check out environmentally friendly hotels when you book accommodation. Look for labels like “The Green Key”, “The Swan” or “The Flower” to indicate the hotel is making an effort to be green. Maybe you prefer to sleep out in nature and perhaps work on an organic farm in exchange for board and lodging, or stay as a B&B ”Bed & Nature” guest. Also look for the governmental organic ”Ø”-label when grocery shopping, which promotes control, research and education in the field of ecology.

Eat biodynamic and organic at one of the many cafes in Copenhagen & Aarhus, listed here to try drinks like organic Jacobsen Extra Pilsner from Carlsberg, Thy øko-Humle beer, and  Søbogaard’s organic juices or coffee. CLIMATE+ Restaurants lower CO2 emissions with their tasty climate friendly meals, listed here: CLIMATE+ menu.

- Jodi Rose

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