The UK’s first ever people powered Christmas Tree

The labouring task of Christmas shopping will be turned into useful energy to power 1000 lights on Midsummer Place’s (a shopping centre in Milton Keynes) 20 ft tree. Elf and Fitness will be on hand to get the shoppers to walk across special paving slabs that will transfer the kinetic energy in their feet to power the lights. Every year, 7.7 billion kWh of fossil-fuel energy is used to power Christmas tree lights across the world – enough electricity to power London for three years.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums