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
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.
Jacobo is a green guide. Born in Spain but who has grown up a citizen of the world as he has resided in 5 different countries. He has a background in technology with a bachelor´s degree in robotics. He is passionate about bridging the gap between technology and the environment. He has explored this in his previous experience as a start-up founder using drones to combat forest fires and currently through his current education as a master in sustainable IT solutions. Jacobo deeply enjoys travelling, and he has biked around many European cities! Living in Sydhavn in Copenhagen, he enjoys being able to bike to the centre following the fjord that crosses the city, especially on foggy mornings. His favourite spots around Copenhagen are biking surrounded by deer in Jægersborg Dyrehave and enjoying international delicacies in Reffen´s street food market.
Helena Moll Bown
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.
Emil Carlé Dietrich
Emil is a green guide. On a planet of increasingly rapid social and natural change, he finds great meaning exploring the faults of human social structure, and the many ways we can pursue an even better world. Fascinated by the interplays between society and the environment, Emil’s path through his studies has delved both in human and natural geography. Born into a home without driver’s licenses, Emil knows no other fitting way to explore the exciting city scapes of Berlin than on his trusty saddle. Whilst Berlin provides the, arguably, most vibrant experiences urban living has to offer, Berlin is also rich in large unassuming green spaces. Between skate boarding, barbequing and pop-up dance parties, there is nothing Berliners cannot do in the parks of the city. Living close to the decommisioned airport Tempelhofer Feld, Emil enjoys strolling the vast airfield observing all activities of life all the while listening to podcasts discussing the state of the world. On sunny afternoons, this might even be in search of the perfect spot to set up camp with a friend and a beer.”
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”