Renewable energy, water management, and waste recycling are substantial concerns for Denmark. Yale’s 2020 greenest country excelled in almost every indicator of environmental health due to its long history of making significant commitments to improving air quality and safe drinking water.

1. A Danish supermarket sells expired food that is safe for consumption.

Statistics say that one-third of all the food produced for human consumption is thrown away. Wasting food also contributes to climate change, as its production and distribution require significant amounts of energy and water.

To fight food waste, Denmark has opened the first supermarket that sells expired products or products with damaged packing at a discount. WeFood sells products that are removed from other stores but are still perfectly safe to use. By lowering the amount of wasted food, this supermarket makes an effective step toward fighting climate change.

2. A bathing complex with seawater pools

It seems like pools are an unnecessary excess for a country surrounded by the sea, such as Denmark. But the good news is that pools can also be environmentally-friendly. Harbor Bath is a seawater pool complex designed by the architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Constructed from sustainable Swedish pine, this bathing complex can accommodate 650 guests and, besides swimming, offers 2 saunas.

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