THE DUNG BEETLE PROJECT
NSA Field 4th to 6th March
08:00 – 09:00
12:00 – 13:00
“A performance stage unfolds from our trailer next to the shiny 2 ½ meter-tall sculpture. The art stage is a community platform to host environmental talks, live music and science communication in association with our non-profit, Alliance Earth. The stage is a fiery center of attention for communities to come together and learn about how to create a more sustainable future together.
The Dung Beetle art is a metaphor to shift the public’s attitudes toward waste. The ancient Scarab beetle was the Egyptian symbol of re-birth, bringing a new dawn by pushing the fiery Sun-god Ra up above the Nile River every day. Our Dung Beetle takes wasted fossil-fuel based plastics, which used to be ancient sunlight, and returns them into the valuable energy everyone uses today.
This fire-farting dung beetle is shifting the plastic conversation from one of despair into one of hope by turning trash into treasure. When people visit the Dung Beetle the questions start flowing: How do we get one? Does it really work? How can I help? What else is possible? These questions get new ideas rolling, ideas that we need to secure our planet for future generations.
At The Dung Beetle Project we believe in a rebirth of hope. The Dung Beetle’s mission is to inspire & facilitate that hope, fertilizing the imaginations of everyone around the world.”