Eco-Nightclub Launches: Dancers Generate Electricity

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With a bouncing floor and a series of power generating blocks, the first eco-nightclub in Britain will open its gates on July 10, in London. The bar is supposedly powered by renewable energy and will serve organic spirits in polycarbon cups. It also has plans to install a power-generating dance floor and a recycling water system to flush the lavatories.


Eco-clubbers that want to have a good time will be allowed in for £10 and those that can prove they either walked, pedaled a bicycle or used public transport get in for free. Awesome! I suppose I’ll have my bicycle seat with me or maybe the safety chain, in case they need evidence (or if they want a piece of me!)

Based at Bar Surya in Pentonville Road, the club is owned by property millionaire and head of new climate change organization Club4Climate, Andrew Charalambous. The Greek-Cypriot businessman is trying to reach out to young people in an effort to save the 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.”

I really like the idea, but there is one thing that some may not agree with. Apparently everyone needs to sign a pledge promising to work towards curbing climate change. Is it just me or does that sound annoying? Should I be not allowed to have fun, if I don’t sign a piece of paper?

We’ll still give it a try when the new eco-bar opens and probably tell you everything about it!

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