Monday, November 30, 2009
Cool Climate in Copenhagen
Copenhagen puts up a Christmas tree every year in front of city hall, much like cities back home. This year, however, the city wanted to support what’s going on at COP15 and celebrate the greenness of the city by having local politicians use pedal power to provide energy for the lights on the massive tree. As these distinguished officials jumped on bright orange bikes and people inexplicably dressed in panda outfits danced around them, we all crowded downstairs and into windows to see the lighting of the tree. In an explosion of lights and cheers, the square was illuminated by the tree and the rapid pedaling of the politicians. It served as a great close to Day Two at the CCF.
As you can see in the picture, there was a huge crowd. At the base of the tree, you may be able to make out the shape of a row of bicycles.