May 7th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Burn your way to a better planet

May 7th, 2007  |  Filed under Environment

Daniel Terdiman of CNET.COM filed a story this morning about the Green Man theme, and the convergence it’s creating between art, technology, community and the environment. It’s a great summary of where we’re at, and where we’re hoping to go. The lead is below, or read the whole thing by clicking on the red ball that sez c|net:

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“If you head to Burning Man this summer and see an 80-foot slug belching plumes of fire as it inches across the desert, don’t worry: it’s not an environmental disaster. It’s quite the opposite. The slug, named Mechabolic, will be converting the festival’s garbage into clean energy as people walk around inside it to see the process in action. Artist Jim Mason’s Mechabolic is a centerpiece of this year’s Burning Man theme, “Green Man,” which celebrates clean energy, green technology and environmental responsibility. The theme also provides an opportunity for organizers to show they are serious about using the festival to help make the world a better place….”

And meanwhile, on this neat little site called Ecorazzi, there’s another snippet about the Green Man theme–give it a click.


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