Gallery: NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

Melody Kelemu, a student at NYU, wants to use the poop from the dogs of New York to power lamps in our parks. The idea dawned on the neuroscience and environmental studies student when she moved to New York from her native Ethiopia, where the lawns (and dog poop) in her neighborhood were maintained by gardeners. If awarded a grant from NYU, the dog poop convertors could power street lamps in Washington Square Park and others.

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  1. gmoke December 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    This is proven technology. There was a one month test in Cambridge, MA in 2010: http://www2.cambridgema.gov/CAC/Public/Park_Spark.cfm

    The artist, Matthew Mazzotta, seems to be taking it around the country:
    http://matthewmazzotta.com/section/184798_Park_Spark_Matthew_Mazzotta.html