Club Wants People to “Dance to Save the World”

October 13, 2008

dancing.jpgBritain’s first “eco-nightclub” opened last weekend in London.

“Club4Climate” features a high-tech dance floor that actually generates power from the people who are dancing on it. As dancers move around on the floor, ceramics and crystals generate an electric charge that will supply an estimated 60% of the club’s energy needs.

Club4Climate was started by a property developer named Andre Charalambous, who goes by the alias of “Dr.Earth.”

The entrance fee to the club is just £10 but upon entrance, customers are must sign a pledge promising that they will work to curtail climate change.

Customers who arrive at the club on foot or on bikes will get in for free, although they will still have to sign the pledge to fight climate change.

The green efforts at Club4Climate don’t stop at the electricity-generating dance floor, the venue also sells organic drinks in polycarbon cups and the bathrooms are equipped with waterless urinals and low flush toilets.

The club also has its own solar power and wind turbine system, and any excess power will be donated locally.

Dr. Earth hopes the club will inspire young people to take an interest in the fight against global warming.

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12 Responses to “Club Wants People to “Dance to Save the World””

  1. pseudonym on October 14th, 2008 1:21 pm

    They should use the same concept in all gyms. People there would generate energy like crazy on those bikes, stairmasters and treadmills.

  2. Alex Gudich-Yulle on October 14th, 2008 3:08 pm

    That is off the Hook!

  3. isida on October 14th, 2008 7:13 pm

    amazing!! i love it!!!

  4. jefferson on October 14th, 2008 9:44 pm

    “Hey– you want to come with us on our private jet to the most amazing place ever?”

    “Yeah!! that would be– oh wait, I signed an eco-pledge at that dance club. I can’t go unless the jet runs on biodiesel.” (sob)

  5. anon on October 14th, 2008 9:55 pm

    Dr Earth = MiniMe

  6. Jose A Perez on October 15th, 2008 1:58 am

    Have these ceramics and crystals installed beneath busy roadways to generate an electric charge to power the street lamps and other things. This could save on green house gas big time.

  7. Cadet on October 15th, 2008 2:34 am

    …or harness the immeasurable energy from our planets rotation… it’s one big electrical generator.

  8. Jenny on October 15th, 2008 7:08 am

    Great idea.It’s about time!

  9. Jason on October 15th, 2008 7:33 am

    I have been talking about a gym that produces electricity for a long time now. You could actually pay people to go to the gym if they produce enough electricity. Just have to hook an alternator up to the exersize equipment hook a battery to store the electricity hook up the power grid to the battery and the gym could sell its excess electricity back to the grid.

  10. seth on October 15th, 2008 7:37 am

    That is an awesome idea. Now people can be productive even if they don’t mean to.

  11. Word on October 15th, 2008 12:19 pm

    Not to be a downer, but there is a reason why people at gyms don’t power the lights and such. Even if you had dozens of people running on treadmills constantly it would barley power the lights. A fit human can produce less than on kilowatt hour at peak output. Out energy consumption is simply on a different order of magnitude than what a human can produce.

  12. Jim Fowler on December 15th, 2008 12:22 pm

    The physical energy produced by a human being is a very small amount compared with the world changing potential of joyous activity! Music, dance, and other manifestations of joy and beauty are powerful forces that restore the health of the earth and it’s inhabitants. Be free, be happy, dance!

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