I will survive
We all want to save the world, but sometimes recycling and composting can get a bit, well, dull. How about dancing to prevent the destruction of the human race? That's the idea behind Surya, a new club in London.
Surya is the creation of an organization called Club4Climate, headed up by the intriguingly-named Dr Earth, who's a 35-year-old property developer but looks like a Bond villain. Unlike Blofeld or even Dr Evil, however, the doctor doesn't want to destroy the world with a giant laserbeam. He believes in environmental responsibility, but suggests that it goes hand in hand with a healthy dose of hedonism.
The club was launched in July at Bar Surya in London's Kings Cross, and it boasts some pretty cool green credentials. It has its own wind turbine and solar energy system (the surplus energy generated will go back on the local grid). Its dancefloor contains crystal blocks, which, when bounced on, generate electricity. Urinals are waterless, but in case water is needed, the club gathers the stuff that falls from London's skies in great abundance. Tables are made out of recycled magazines, the walls out of old cell phones, and there's even a sofa made out of a bathtub.
To top it all, profits from the club go to eco-charity Friends of the Earth. Inspired. RM