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Old 08-03-06, 02:08 PM   #1
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Ecological Living Outreach Festival item..

An article about an ecological living outreach festival. Check out the bike powered washing machine in the photo spread.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5240938.stm

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"Now in its 12th year, the five-day extravaganza takes place with the intention of showing people how they can reduce their impact on the planet at the same time as relaxing and enjoying themselves. "

"Among the most noticeable differences from the usual festival is the emphasis on sustainable transport.
As well as encouraging people to arrive by public transport, walk, cycle or lift-share, bizarre and ingenious transport methods abound, with horse-drawn taxis ferrying people and baggage around, bicycle trailers carrying equipment and teenagers pulling each other around in hand-carts. "

"It's as though humans' ability to think for themselves has been taken away by the government's need to control us - it's the difference between farmed humans and free-range, if you like."
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Old 08-03-06, 02:18 PM   #2
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Farmed humans vs. free range humans. Interesting concept, I like it!
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Old 08-04-06, 07:26 AM   #3
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Yeah, that was on the news earlier.
They were chatting to one guy who was pedalling away on a 'bicycle' (wheels removed and saddle facing the wrong way) with the chain powering a food processor that was making him a smoothie!
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