وجبة مجانية نظير ركوب الدراجة !

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A hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark has come up with a new idea to raise awareness of green issues.

The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers says it will give a free meal to any guest who does some exercise!

The guests will have to pedal on bicycles and produce at least ten watt hours of electricity to qualify for a free main course.

This should only take 10 minutes of cycling for someone of average fitness.

The hotel management says each cyclist will only produce enough electricity for a few light bulbs, but the scheme is to get people thinking about their carbon footprint and the amount of energy they consume.

Copenhagen is one of the most cycle friendly capital cities in Europe and there has been a lot of investment into renewable energy.

The hotel has already installed solar panels and according to BBC reporter Sean Fanning, “the hotel already sees itself as a pioneer in sustainable building”.

The scheme starts today and the hotel management are expecting it to be popular with businessmen who want to keep fit.

What do you think of this idea? Do you care about your carbon footprint? Would you cycle for a free meal? Write to us in English!

م رأيك في هذه الفكرة؟ هل تهتم بنسبة بمقدار ما تنتجه من مخلفات كربونية تتسبب في تلويث البيئة؟ هل توافق على ركوب دراجة للحصول على وجبة مجانية؟ اكتب لنا بالانجليزية.

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

raise awareness of green issues

زيادة الوعي بقضايا البيئة

to pedal

ركوب الدراجة

to qualify

ليتأهل

scheme

خطة

carbon footprint

مخلفات كربونية ملوثة للبيئة

consume

يستهلك

investment

استثمار

renewable energy

الطاقة المتجددة

installed solar pedals

قام بتركيب ألواح شمسية

a pioneer in sustainable building

رائد في المباني المستدامة

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

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It's really a great idea, I really feel delighted to see these kinds of ideas which can affect on people's behaviour towards their health, I absolutely agree to bike to have a free meal that sounds great.

Ahmed Saleh, Egypt

That is a good idea i hope people in arab country do like that i concerning about green issues it is important to our world all people and governments have to co- operate to protect our world

Mohamed Hamza, Cairo, Egypt

Hello, well of course I strongly care about my carbon footprints and those of the others and I'd cycle not even for a free meal, but for free!! Because I like cycling very much and I've got a bicycle here at home which I always go out with it. I like cycling better than driving my car, and I most of the times go out with it unless if I was extremely in a hurry .Yeah, I just leave the car home and go out with the bicycle. I always tell the others about the importance of cycling.

Sammy, Kirkuk, Iraq

Really it's very very interesting idea, today green issues are important issues and all people have to aware of these issues.

If I have chance like this (cycle for a free meal) I'll do it immediately.

Sherif Ali, Egypt

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