Pedal power for light up event in Leederville

Arron Welch, Nikki Dagostino, Gabriella Scornavacche and Beth Sheldon are The Sirens.        Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d447033
Arron Welch, Nikki Dagostino, Gabriella Scornavacche and Beth Sheldon are The Sirens.        Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d447033

VISITORS to this year⿿s Light Up Leederville Carnival will be able to help power the event with pedal power.

Synergy has come on board for the second year to power the entire Carnival using renewable energy and there will be 10 stationary bikes available on the PeoplePower stage so people can contribute.

There will also be a wind turbine, solar panels and eight generators fuelled by locally-sourced biodiesel at the event on Saturday, December 6, from noon to 9pm.

There will be 250 market stalls, music, fashion, art and free entertainment, including musical theatre act The Sirens performing Glacius.

Carnival director Jimmy Murphy said it was the first time renewable energy had been used at an event of this scale in WA.

Synergy marketing and communications manager Krystal Skinner said the initiative would demonstrate the positive role energy played in providing vibrant community events.

“The Light Up Leederville Carnival highlights just how far energy generation has come, and provides a small insight into how Synergy is looking towards the future at alternative energy sources to ensure it can provide its customers with greater choice and control,” Ms Skinner said.

“Renewable energy sources will power all of the Carnival’s temporary structures, stalls, food vendors, entertainment and activities on the day, including the special after dark Leederville Christmas lights.

“The power that will be provided throughout the carnival is the equivalent of powering 200 LED lights,” she said.