June 19th, 2008
Britain’s first eco-nightclub is to open this summer qith plans to install an energy-generating dancefloor, which would harness power from the pounding of clubbers’ feet and convert it into electricity.
Although entry to the club costs £10, those customers who can prove they travelled there by foot, bicycle or public transport will be allowed in free. Mr Charalambous, the head of a new climate change organisation called Club4Climate, said he hoped to use clubbing to inspire young people to tackle global warming. “This is a new way to draw in the young generation,” he said… It’s a sexy and fresh approach as opposed to the way young people feel they are preached to by other more ‘grown-up’ charities…Our aim in opening the country’s first ecological club is to get as many people as possible involved in saving their world…There is no greater platform than clubbing to reach out to young people. Having an energy-generating dancefloor is a very exciting and interesting-idea that we have been talking to people in Rotterdam about. Such a dancefloor could generate about 60 per cent of the building’s energy.” via Evening Standard & Daily Mail
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