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A Renewable Energy Festival

by whataboutbob Fri Aug 4th, 2006 at 08:25:56 AM EST

This sounds interesting (From BBC World): Ecological vibe at green festival

The Fernhill Farm site is expected to attract up to 20,000 people over the course of the festival, which runs until Sunday.

Now in its 12th year, the five-day extravaganza takes place with the intention of showing people how they can reduce their impact on the planet at the same time as relaxing and enjoying themselves.

It may be all about entertainment, but it also has a serious point to make.(...)

Solar panels fuel everything from showers to cinemas, wood workers demonstrate treadle-powered lathes, adapted bicycles power blenders to make smoothies and wood stoves are used for heating and cooking.

As well as providing power, they provide an endless source of interest for the punters, many of whom go home inspired.

Anyone been to this festival? I'd be curious to hear your perspectives...


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