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Copenhagen’s new sustainability push? Free coffee for tourists

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🗞️ Driving the news: Wonderful Copenhagen, the capital’s tourism office, is launching CopenPay, a pilot program rewarding tourists for eco-friendly activities with perks like free coffee, kayak rentals, or pastries
• Starting July 15, participants can earn rewards by engaging in sustainable activities

🔭 The context: The initiative encourages tourists to adopt green practices such as picking up trash, using public transportation, and volunteering in urban gardens
• This program aims to turn tourism into a positive force for sustainability

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: CopenPay promotes environmental responsibility among tourists, aiming to reduce the ecological footprint of visitors
• By incentivizing green actions, the program supports Copenhagen's broader sustainability goals

⏭️ What's next: The pilot runs through August 11, with plans to expand if successful
• Future iterations may include more activities and a longer duration, potentially influencing other destinations to adopt similar programs

💬 One quote: “We want to turn tourism into a positive force for change in regards to sustainability,” said Rikke Holm Petersen, Director of Communications at Wonderful Copenhagen

📈 One stat: Over two dozen businesses and institutions in Copenhagen are participating in the CopenPay program, offering various rewards to eco-conscious visitors

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