Hip-hop artist Lil Wayne recently decided to build a skate park for his New Orleans hometown still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. With help from Mountain Dew and Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, the Lil Wayne skate park is not only an awesome place to skate, but it offers a new green model for building a skate spot.
Created and designed by the genius builders at California Skate parks, the Lil Wayne skate park utilizes a new form of concrete that allows for water to pass through the solid material and flow down to the dirt below the structure. The porous concrete is the most sustainable way of constructing things like streets, parking areas and walkways and the technology has been applied to the skate park in hopes of protecting local water quality. The Lil Wayne skate park also offers a unique design that is based on the geographic characteristics of New Orleans including quarter pipes that represent the Mississippi River and the city’s bay area.
Continuing on with the green construction of the park, the building is outfitted with solar power technology that will mean never having to pay an energy bill. Provided by Make It Right, the solar power technology, in addition to other recycled building materials and non-volatile compound paint, the Lil Wayne skate park is redefining what is possible in the skate world.
The solar power equipment the Make It Right group has installed will not only power the skate park’s lights, fans and other electricity needs, but it will also provide energy to the community at large. Make It Right has been working on making the area surrounding the skate park the world’s largest green neighborhood since the hurricane hit the region in 2005.
The House of Marley’s line of in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, over-ear headphones, portable audio systems and lifestyle bags all follow the same eco-conscious principles as the new Lil Wayne skate park. The House of Marley is always extremely inspired by other forward thinkers who take the time to view the world in a different way and provide the community with a new alternative. We are happy to see Lil Wayne and Make It Right making a commitment to a more sustainable future and commend them for bringing it to the community.Google+