Club Wants People to “Dance to Save the World”
October 13, 2008
“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.