More DW Blogs DW.COM

The GLOBAL IDEAS Blog

Thinking for a cooler world

Search Results for Tag: bands

Klaus Esterluß | Reporter's Log

Vegan fast food for a better climate

 

Vegan soy burger with cheese, rocket salad and eggless mayonnaise. Picture: Kerstin Schnatz

The Melt! festival in Germany close to the city of Dessau is trying to become more environmentally friendly. Only recently solar panels have been installed. They produce enough electricity to power two festivals the size of Melt! each year. But the organizer’s commitment doesn’t stop there. Vegan and vegeterian food is strongly encouraged. We have asked at one of the stalls, why vegan food is more climate friendly than a meaty diet.

Date

July 17, 2011

Share

Feedback

Write a Comment

Klaus Esterluß | Reporter's Log

Music from Muscle Power

Björn Hansen from Morgenwelt and his team rode 500 Kilometrs from Hamburg to the festival site on push bikes. Here he is powering his own guitar by pedalling.

Today we had a look at a bicycle disco for you. Find out how two people on bikes can power a stage for music bands here…

Date

July 16, 2011

Share

Feedback

Write a Comment

Klaus Esterluß | Reporter's Log

Renewable energy for festivals

With those thick clouds in the sky, the Electric Hotel's windmill is surely delivering more energy than the solar panels. Picture: Kerstin Schnatz

 

„The only possibility to make a festival really climate friendly is to cancel it.“ Sebastian Fleiter’s statement when asked about his role in making the Melt! Festival more climate friendly sounds depressing. Luckily enough, rather than starting a campaign to abandon music festivals altogether, the artist decided to launch the Electric Hotel, a charger station for electronic devices powered by renewable energy.

Date

July 15, 2011

Share

Feedback

Write a Comment

Klaus Esterluß | Ideas Reporter's Log

Green Partying at the Melt! Festival

Picture: Presleyjesus, Flickr (CC)

This weekend we will be out and about for you at this year’s Melt! Festival to look at ideas on how the music industry can be made more climate friendly. The festival well known all over Europe for it’s fine line up of Electronic music is located just 1,5 hours South of Berlin.

Date

July 14, 2011

Share

Feedback

Write a Comment