The Park Spark Project has just unveiled a real live poop powered lampost in a local dog park! An artist has gotten funding from MIT and the Cambridge Arts’ Council to build a methane harvester which people using the dog park are instructed to put dog poop into (using biodegradable plastic bags that are provided), turn the crank (hey, it IS human powered!) and then enjoy the methane powered park lamp that glows inspiringly after sunset. It’s an extremely simple idea, and one that I hope Binikou can work~play with when we’re up and running.

Because I see a future filled with porta potty powered parks, don’t you? :-)

This lovely outhouse was found at Yestermorrow, a sustainable design school in Vermont.