Human Pedalers to Power Heavy Metal Show During Earth Hour
What's a noisy and wild city like Tel Aviv to do with an hour of light's out tomorrow night, during Earth Hour? Why create a heavy metal concert using the energy of 42 human volunteers and some biodiesel of course.
Is this cheating?
"Keep your eyes open and your flashlights near tomorrow night between 8 and 9pm," writes Karen from Green Prophet, "because Tel Aviv will be taking part in Earth Hour."
This will be the first time that Tel Aviv – or any Israeli city – participates in the global movement.
At least 24 cities worldwide will be participating in the event, including Bangkok, Chicago, Dublin, and Sydney (which inaugurated the Earth Hour concept in 2007). According to Green Prophet, the heavy metal will be supplied by the group Knesiat Hasechel performing in Rabin Square.
"This will include bio-diesel and a team of volunteers who have volunteered to cycle continuously in a special designated area, thus creating the energy to power the event. There are at least 42 volunteers powering the event, each of which will cycle non-stop for half an hour so that we can enjoy the concert guilt-free."
For Tel Avivians, see also Karen's blog for tips on green living: Crunchy Greenola