quite clever though no?
Orange has outdone itself with its traditional Glastonbury green-tech, this year touting a t-shirt which generates power from the gig itself and provides enough to charge a mobile phone. The t-shirt uses a piezoelectric panel to convert vibrations into voltage, which is accumulated in a battery which can then be used to charge …
Glastonbury is about as "green" as using a humongous 4x4 to travel down the shops, leaving the engine running while you pop into the shops to buy a jacket made of panda skin.
To top it off: U2 headline.
(could the tossiness of "Glasto" be the only subject to unite genuine greenies and the Clarkson brigade ? Lets see .... )
"Most of the energy is used getting there and back again."
And that somehow makes a difference ?
Thousands of people making unnecessary journeys is something greens usually criticize.
U2 and all their kit, and their entourage and bono's hat will no doubt be arriving by bus.
Glastonbury looks like good fun, a bit of a jolly but not, by any stretch of the imagination remotely ecologically friendly.
Why pretend ?
What they really need is a water wheel generator driven by rain. The ideal power source for Glastonbury. It will continue to work even when you are flat on your back comatose from over indulgence of the substance of your choice, unlike the wellies that actually needed you to move.
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