Imagine not having to worry about stepping in dog-poop at your local park or on the street because everyone actually picks up after their pets.

Ok so that might be a bit of a reach, but one park in Massachusetts is closer to that dream thanks to The Park Spark Project, a methane digester that  turns dog waste into electricity.

It sounds strange, but it actually works.

The digester can be kept above ground or buried, all that needs to be exposed is a tube and hand crank.

When you walk your dog, instead of having to carry a baggie of poop around with you until you find a garbage can(gross), you simply drop it into a digester, turn the crank and voila! Your dog just powered a street light for two hours.

Here's more on how it works:

It seems like a great idea that could work right here in Central New York.

Our public places would be kept a lot cleaner, we wouldn't have to work as hard to clean up after our dogs, and it would help make open areas where people walk their dogs smell a lot better.

What do you think, would you like to see Park Spark in CNY?

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