Copenhagen’s Green Christmas Tree

Let’s kill a giant tree, hundreds of years old, then put lights on it and power them with bicycles to tell the world how socially responsible we are. Humbug, Copenhagen! As a cycling advocate, I feel used. This is about as sensible as running a red light and celebrating that you saved $200 because you got away with it. Voodoo environmentalism is worse than none, especially if it co-opts the cycling movement.

Oh yeah, Merry Christmas everyone! And, yes, I do have a dead Christmas tree in my living room, fully lit up by Manitoba Hydro.