MEET OUT TEAM
Green Bike Tours is founded by Helene Hjortlund, who takes a great interest in energy and green solutions and prior to this worked for 8 years as a communications advisor and manager in the energy business. She was also the Managing Director of Green Seminars that offered strategic learning to foreign cities to enable them to accelerate their city’s transition to green economy.
She has a master in italian and is an authorised guide with diploma.
COPENHAGEN AND MALMÖ
Louisa is a green guide. She loves exploring different places by bike, foot or climbs and getting to meet new people along the way. Apart from this, she studies a masters in climate change with a particular focus on the connection to social justice issues and grassroots activism, which she is involved with in her spare time as well. Her favourite places in the city are Folkehuset Absalon and the canalside opposite Christiania.
Beatrice is a green guide. She is passionate about nature and the relationship humans feel with it. She was born and raised in Italy, and she holds a bachelor degree in Natural Science. She really loves slow mobility as a preferred way to cut carbon emissions, particularly trekking on the Alps and bikepacking around Europe on her dad’s vintage bike. When she decided to start her Master’s in Climate Change in Copenhagen, she decided to travel halfway by bike, as another way to experience and enjoy the road she’s traveling. She is also very interested in sustainable lifestyles, farming and Permaculture. In her freetime in Copenhagen, she enjoys outdoor activities and going to parks such as Dyrehaven and Amager Fælled.
Karsten is a green guide. He studied “Environmental science” in the green city Tübingen where he was also engaged in Foodsharing and tackeled the current amount of foodwaste. He believes that we need interdisciplinary thinking to solve the climate crisis and therefore came to Copenhagen to study “Forest and Nature Management” to broaden his horizon and add the economic and ecological view to his knowledge about groundwater hydrology, elemental cycle and food waste. Besides his studies he likes to hike, bake and enjoy the time at one of the harbour baths.
Silvia is a green guide. She is also an architect and consider herself a city – animal. Italian born, but feels Copenhagen is her hometown, which she by the way considers one of the best expressions of modern city planning and managing for the people. She likes understanding the special spirit of each place and how the city has developed over the centuries. She loves cycling along the harbour ring. Her favourite spot in Copenhagen is the Glyptoteket winter’s garden.
Mathias Sejer Damgaard
Mathias is a green guide. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Techno-Anthropology where he– among many other things – has worked with social sustainability in Permaculture communes and value sensitive urban design. He volunteers for a political party and looks forward to doing a master’s degree in Human Ecology. He enjoys building vintage bikes, as well as going bikepacking. Copenhagens’s green parks such as Amager Fælled and Sydhavnstippen are dear to him and he enjoys exploring former industrial areas that have been restored for new uses.
Jannik is a green guide. Exploring and understanding the wonders of earth has always been part of his life growing up nearby the Alps in the South of Germany. He currently studies Geography and can’t stop being fascinated about the way our environment is created through complex human-nature-interactions. Since he came to Berlin, he’s always been discovering new corners and places and their history in this extremely diverse city. As humanity faces climate change, he’s been predominantly interested into finding and promoting solutions that not only are more environmentally sustainable, but also increasingly socially sustainable, paving the way for a fairer future. If he doesn’t commute around the city, he’s usually busy dancing, playing music or learning a new language. Favorite green place in the city is Humboldthain
Danish is a green guide. He holds a bachelor degree in Tourism & Hopitality Management and currently pursuing his Masters in International Tourism Development in Germany. Previously he has been affiliated with the international hospitality sector in middle east for 3 years. Presently he is embracing Berlin by biking around, learning German and taking photographs. He loves to explore Berlin’s green parks especially Gleisdreick park holds a place in his heart.
Sofie Bang Kirkegaard
“Sofie is a green guide. She is a curious explorer of cities and always on the hunt for new unexplored areas and outdoor activities by foot or bike. Sofie is Danish and moved to Berlin 2 years ago. As she didn’t want to leave her bike in Denmark, she decided to bring it along the bus when she moved to Berlin, -a good investment as it has brought her to a myriad of districts and green areas all around the city and its outskirts. Sofie studied urban planning in Denmark and is very curious about urban development, the build environment, cultural life and how cities adapt to the climate and ecological crisis”