Instead of the normally red suited Santa, commuters in New York’s Grand Central Terminal were greeted last week by Santas from Denmark dressed in green.
Why Green Santas?
To remind travelers that Denmark’s Copenhagen is an ideal destination for the eco-minded traveler. Denmark, the location of last year’s COP15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, is on the leading front for the world in green living.
Over half the hotel rooms in the city are environmentally friendly including the newly built carbon-neutral, 366-room Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, which was recently voted the World’s Greenest Hotel by Skål International.
In an article recently published in Travel Video News
More than 50 percent of all hotel rooms in Copenhagen have received the Green Globe, Green Key or Nordic Swan eco-labels, including the 10 hotels of the Arp-Hansen Hotel Group, the carbon-neutral Brøchner Hotels, the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel and three of the city’s Radisson Blu hotels. You can also enjoy many of the windmill design about the area. Among the newer, greener hotels in the city is the 366-room, carbon-neutral Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, voted the World’s Greenest Hotel by Skål International in 2010.
The city offers plenty of green ways to get around, from walking to biking (which the Danes do in all weathers) to electric-powered City Cirkel buses.