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Waking Life Solar Portrait

Artists build a stage in preparation of the Waking Life festival in Crato, Portugal. Waking Life is a 5-day electronic music and arts festival with “mindful celebration” as it’s driving philosophy. In august 2018, in its second edition, Waking Life used 54 solar panels to charge battery packs which reduced fuel consumption by 3155 liters and avoided 8455 kg of CO2 emissions. The festival is committed to grow their use of sustainable energy to continue to shrink its carbon footprint and lead by example for other European festivals.

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Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Portugal
Copyright: © Ruben escudero