This year, the Burning Man art festival in the Nevada, USA, celebrates its 21th birthday. There are many changes when you come at your 21. Some can officially get drunk (with soy alcohol, of course), others graduate from college, start thinking for themselves and rolling on their own stone.
At 21, Burning Man would still following the path it drew some times ago, that is being in the art and tech crossroads. But the festival reorientates itself towards the Green.
Burning Man turns Cooling Man.
The blogosphere already buzzes around Cooling Man. Artists are encouraged to build installations that run on clean power, such as the series of larger-than-life solar-powered sunflowers that will rise and fall with the sun.
And the SFGate gives the estimation bill: “Switching to wind power will allow the tribe to reduce its annual reliance on fossil fuel by 97,000 megawatt hours. That translates into keeping 115,000 tons of carbon dioxide out of the air per year.”