The ecofrinedly side of Copenhagen

If you are one of those people who try to go green wherever they are, Copenhagen is the city for you. No wonder Danish people are one of the happiest nations in the world. They have enough green areas and their philosophy, the Hygge. The perfect combination. 

Maybe you have already heard about hygge because it’s a concept that has been getting very famous. Hygge is actually the Danish philosophy. It’s also one of the reasons why they have one of the highest standards of life quality and happiness in the world. The word Hygge doesn’t have a translation in another language, but the concept can be explained as enjoying the little things when you have the chance to do it.

            Public transport in Copenhagen? You absolutely don’t need it! Of course, you have to take the subway between the airport and the city center, or maybe your accommodation is also far from the central station, but all the interesting spots are very close to each other.  It’s also very practical to hop on a bike or scooter, the city has a great infrastructure for bikers. In Copenhagen, more people use bikes, than cars.

            Nordhavn: Copenhagen’s new sustainable neighborhood. Until recently, Nordhavn was a harbor for Copenhagen’s cruise ships and port container traffic. However, as Copenhagen grows, the rate of commuting has also significantly increased, putting pressure on the city’s traffic system – growth creates the need for more space, more jobs, and greater mobility. Copenhagen plans on solving this problem sustainably, by creating a green haven that will allow Copenhagen to grow inwards instead of outwards. Eco-friendly traffic solutions and the use of solar energy and rainwater are just a few things that have given these vibrant waterfront neighborhoods its sustainability profile. Nordhavn’s metro system, abundant bicycle paths, and clear walkways for pedestrians throughout the neighborhoods ensure that greener forms of transport are the natural choice as opposed to the impracticality of driving and parking. You can get under the skin of the city’s new neighborhood Nordhavn, where sustainability is ever-present in everything from urban planning and architecture to consumption, energy and green liveability.

            Now about the food. When organic is the logical choice, not a luxury it’s about Copenhagen. The New Nordic Cuisine put Copenhagen on the culinary world map. It also sparked a revolution with its focus on local, organic ingredients in season. Today, this focus is maybe stronger than ever among restaurants and supermarkets in Copenhagen, and you’ll find many climate-friendly and organic eating options in all price ranges from noma and Geranium to Reffen street food market. In Copenhagen, buying organic produce is not considered a luxury, but merely logical. Organic food makes up 24% of the total food sale in Copenhagen, and 88% of the food consumption in the City of Copenhagen’s public institutions is organic.