We’re passionate about sharing the love for solar, and are always on the look out for new ways to get the community involved. So in typical Bristol fashion, this Valentine’s we put on our dancing shoes to bring the sun out in Millennium Square, Bristol. Read on to watch the video and hear from the participants…
Sun dance for solar energy in Bristol from Bristol Energy Co-op on Vimeo.
The dance offered Bristolians of all ages the opportunity to get together and contribute to the Bristol European Green Capital legacy by showing that everyone in the community can get involved to make the city healthier, happier and more sustainable. The energy of the participants shows just how much Bristol cares about the local community and wants to protect the planet for generations to come.
The idea for the sun dance came from Raquel, our Volunteer Co-ordinator. Raquel (pictured below) is a choreographer, who is passionate about using art to raise awareness about renewables.
“I had the idea to do the sun dance in Millennium Square because I really wanted a chance for people to get together to show their support for solar in a way that is upbeat and something that we can share with others…. I feel that a lot of the time when we talk about climate change it’s very worthy so this was a bit more of a celebration of that renewable source that we can tap into when we come together.”
The mass sun dance was designed to raise awareness about our ambitious solar projects include developing a solar farm in Lawrence Weston, financing an existing solar farm in Somerset and installing solar panels on around 20 community buildings across Bristol, including Wick Sports Centre. Matt from the sports centre came along to get involved. He told us, “I’m keen to support any projects that use renewable energy and at the football club we support the project.”
If you’re interested in getting involved with our fund-raise, find out more.
The sun dance was filmed by the fantastic Red Dog Productions.