Edmonton, Alberta – Sustainival is the world’s first fully sustainable green carnival, designed to educate and inspire through an entertainment medium using cutting edge technology and innovation.
The Edmonton-based carnival was showcased at the inaugural Freezing Man festival with a sampling of rides to be part of the future full shows. The preview included four classic rides; the Berry-Go-Round, The Tornado, The Swings and famous Gravitron – all were mechanically altered to accommodate a new source of power: vegetable oil. Yes, all of the rides and games on used french fry grease and other vegetable oils. Carnival games offered eco prizes like bamboo longboards, wooden wrist watches, organic fashions and green toys.
“The dream is to be the first touring full-sized completely sustainable carnival in the world,” said creator and Executive Producer Joey Hundert.
From the Sustainival Annual Report: “Since our first event in 2011, Sustainival has operated over 100 carnival rides, games, and educational installations at a dozen events in Canada and the US” and this has included the Stampede grounds in Calgary, and in Fort McMurray. By 2014 the world’s first green carnival was presenting a carnival and midway, from food truck to ferris wheel, powered on vegetable oil, wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy. Watch for Sustainival dates online, and on Twitter at @Sustainival
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