To celebrate EU Open Day 2017, European institutions in Brussels opened their doors to the public on May 6. Our Sustainable Dance Floor and photo booth were situated in the nerve centre of the European Commission: the Berlaymont Building, to raise awareness on fighting climate change and contributing to a more sustainable planet.
EU Open Day 2017
EU Open Day
is a unique opportunity for citizens to discover how the European institutions work, what their main priorities are and what concrete actions they undertake. Throughout the day, visitors can participate in debates, gather information and enjoy guided tours of the buildings.
Our Sustainable Dance Floor and photobooth were installed in the Berlaymont Building, nerve centre of the European Commission. Adults and children were able to produce energy while dancing, under the motto ‘Dancing for the future – Clean Energy – Better climate’.
A digital energy meter was connected to the dance floor. A large LED screen showed several tools used by the European Commission, like interpreator headphones, laptops, LED screens. The energy meter visualized the amount of generated energy versus the needed to power the tools.
Fighting climate change
Visitors also discovered how to take action in their everyday life fighting climate change and contributing to a more sustainable planet, for example by using energy more efficiently, switching to an energy provider that uses renewable energy sources, using cleaner transport, and consuming locally produced, seasonal food.
Next to the dance floor, we also installed a human powered photo booth in the Berlaymont entrance. By dancing on 2 energy floor tiles visitors powered a camera that took selfies. The photos were shown on a screen next to the photobooth, branded with the look & feel of Europe Day 2017. They were uploaded on social media later.
European Commissioners Günther Oettinger and Carlos Moedas honoured the event with their presence. Mr. Oettinger even made a selfie in our photo booth.