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Go green: A sustainability guide to Copenhagen

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Get to know the green and sustainable Copenhagen and how you can make the most eco-friendly choices when visiting.

Eating out: When organic is the logical choice, not a luxury

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 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 make 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.

Organic restaurants

Great restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. Common for these places is their strong focus on quality, taste and organic and/or bio dynamic food and wine.

Restaurants that take sustainability to another level

Organic produce is not enough if restaurants want to minimize their carbon footprint. Growing their own veggies, re-using resources and re-thinking energy consumption into all processes are all green initiatives that set these super sustainable (and really delicious) restaurants apart.

Reffen - Copenhagen Street Food

Reffen is a organic street food market and urban area for start-ups, innovation and creativity in Refshaleøen in Copenhagen. All of the stalls have to follow the sustainable dogmas "Reduce and Reuse": Use compostable food service, reduce food waste, use organic, free-range and local ingre...

Sustainable activities and things to do in Copenhagen

We've gathered some ideas for environmentally-friendly things to do. Because your choices matter. 

Eco-friendly behaviour, transport and accommodation

We want you to enjoy your Copenhagen experience to the fullest. Luckily, sustainable choices do not not compromise with that ambition. Read our 10 easy tips below before exploring the world's best bike city and finally ending your day at one of the eco certified hotels in Copenhagen. Finding one is easy, since the majority of the hotel rooms in the city are eco-certified.

 

10 ways to act sustainably

See 10 concrete ways you can act sustainably while here and help keep Copenhagen on the green track.

Explore Copenhagen on a bike

We suggest you discover the city on a bike. That’s simply the smartest and cleanest way to get around and discover all of Copenhagen’s attractions, neighbourhoods and hidden gems.

Eco certified hotels in Copenhagen

Finding a sustainable place to stay in Copenhagen is actually easier than finding a non-sustainable one, as the majority of all the city’s hotel rooms hold an official eco-certification. Please not that this list is not exhaustive.

Architecture and urban development

Water, light, green spaces and innovative thinking are key elements in Copenhagen’s architectural development and some of the ingredients that combine sustainable actions with a high quality of life.

Nordhavn: Copenhagen's new sustainable neighbourhood

Get under the skin of the city's new neighbourhood Nordhavn, where sustainability is ever present in everything from urban planning and architecture to consumption, energy and green liveability. Video by:  EnergyLab Nordhavn