Power on for Bristol’s Energy Tree

 

The Energy Tree is a community-led, public art installation and renewable power source designed to engage the public in energy issues. It’ll also proivde free on-the-go phone charging and WIFI. Nice.

Volunteers from the Bristol Drugs Project, who completed a programme with project-lead Demand Energy Equality, built the solar panel ‘leaves’ for the tree from scratch and worked with Bristol-based artist John Packer on the metal sculptural work for the tree’s structure.

On April the 21st, between 5.30 and 7 pm, the Energy Tree will be turned on for the public in Millennium Square, hosted by the At-Bristol Science Centre.

Join us for talks from key partners celebrating the installation and what it means for Bristol in the year of European Green Capital 2015. A short film documenting the story of the Energy Tree will also be shown, and there’ll even be some free soft drinks.

More info:

Bristol Drugs Project: http://demandenergyequality.org/bristol-drugs-project-partnership.html

Demand Energy Equality’s first Solar Tree: http://www.demandenergyequality.org/solar-tree.html