Thursday, January 23, 2014


Copenhagen won the nomination for European Green Capital in 2014 and the opening events of the year for Sharing Copenhagen, was on January 22nd held all over Copenhagen City. It was among many events celebrated by lighting candles spelled out in various texts symbolising thoughts, desires, visions and challenges in a co-creation manifestation.

One of the visions created with the help of candles was HOPE TROPHY. A project that also will be part of Sharings Copenhagen's Mobility Weeks events in September 2014.

The first Danish Electric Car was called HOPE. Above you can see the HOPE Whisper, which is exhibited at Denmark's Technical Museum's "100 Years of Danish Electric Cars" and Hopefully also in Copenhagen during Mobility Weeks.

The Hope Trophy Project is a spinn-off from the concept of CO2 Green Drive and will take place around the Baltic Sea in 2014. Stay tuned for more on the project in future posts.

Copenhagens new Mayor Morten Kabel from Enhedslisten (Rather left wing Danish Political Party) opened the evening in the lovely Copenhagen Municipality Building. There was food and drinks for everyone and a large group of Copenagen citizens was gathered to enjo the evening.

About Copenhagen as the Green Capital of Europe.

There was also an award show for the best Instagram photo tagged with #delditkbh of images taken in Copenhagen by smartphone users with an instagram account. In the above photo you can see Kim Ahm who was the winner of the competition taking yet another Instagram photo.

The above winning image by Kim Ahm reminds me of Cartier Bresson's classic photo

However Kim Ahm's photo is taken at Kalvebod Brygge on the waterfront of Copenhagen, and not in the streets of Paris as above.

The above video shows (at 00.22) more about the waterfront in the center of Copenhagen where the water has been cleaned and can be used for swimming.

The image from Islands Brygge by Thomas Rousing

Another winner by Anette Ingerslev Gundesen from The Red Square at Superkilen.

The Sun over Amager Fælled by Nikolaj Thoning

And finally a water reflexion image by Kenneth Nguyen from Kultorvet

After the opening event, there was a dinner in the amazing Mayors Hall on the second floor of the Municipality Building. In the above image Copenhagen's Mayor Frank Jensen addresses the guests with a speech about how proud he was that Copenhagen had won the nomination for Green City of Europe.
In Copenhagen Mr Jensen is most well know for being a strong speaker for legalizing green smoking activities. There was also a number of other activities, such as Burlesque, a huge choir and several hard hitting speeches talking about the current climate status of Earth.

There was a food from MadMobilen cooked by a large group ethnic women who had prepared food from their countries with a much more exotic flavor than most classic Danish foods. There was however classic Royal Danish porcelain with the Blue Flutet hand painted pattern, whereupon Pancakes was served.

Hans Christian Andersen was present in form of a Bust, where people who pass by rub his nose for good luck. 

The Second Day of Launching Sharing Copenhagen included a mass jump into the ice cold water on the Islandsbrygge side of the waterfront.

More about Sharing Copenhagen go HERE

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


The Clean Air Ride Virtual GPS Tagging Performance Video

The Bike Crew from Barangay Cyclists Energetic as they arrived from their Virtual Tagging Performance Ride through the streets of Manila on a route spelling out "AIR" with the help of the CO2 Green Drive GPS APP.that some of them had downloaded to their phones. When this photo was taken they were looking up at the Creator and feeling the Force, as can be seen in the eyes of the gentlemen above.

Philippinos have had the Catholic Church in their culture for over 500 years and it is a very important part of most Philippinos. In the above image in San Agustin Church Ceiling is the "All Seeing Eye". A Church that was first buildt in 1571, destroyed several times by Earth Quakes, War and fires. It was used as a concentration camp by the Japanese, and it was there in1898, the Spanish Governor-General Fermin Jaudenes prepared the terms for the surrender of Manila to the United States of America following the Spanish-American War.

The Classic Second World War American Jeep converted into a Electric MB and buildt by the local Jeep producer MD Juan, that Yours Truly sat in during the Performance Ride.

The Converted Jeep Packed with Batteries.

The Yellow Electric School Bus

The Manila Electric Company and Crew

The Orange Meralco Electric Bus

The Orange ADB Bike Sharing Bike

The Pasig City Electric Bus

Exellent Says the Manila version of Mr. Green

The e- Tranvia Electric Bus

Orange Fit

Mr Green and The Green Orange Fit Crew

The Electric Scooter Ladies

The Manila Electric Company Bus in Profile

More Mr Green

Justin Beiber also joined the event and the lovely students from Rizal Technological Univercity 
went Bananas.Well, actually it was not Really Justin Bieber, but the Danish Student Thomas Stub Rosser who was part of the CAR Manila Team. 

After seeing the above video (in Danish) Thomas Stub Rosser won the participation in CAR Manila by
coming up 
with the best idea for an APP for Sustainable Awareness in a competition as part of
NEXTGEN Conference held in Copenhagen 10th of  October 2013.

Thomas Stub Rosser also designed the above logo for Clean Air Drive in Manila. You can see more versions
of graphic design of the CO2 Green Drive Project HERE

There was a photo shoot set up, with a backdrop and hat, wigs and ears for everyone.

A brilliant performance by local orchestra  Kontra-GaPi

How Does an EV Work?

Again Thank You Manila and Clean Air Asia for the great collaboration! We look forward to more CAR Performances throughout Asia in 2014 and 2015!