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SED Pedalathon for the Earth Highlights Wasting Energy

Pedaling will create energy to power computer and heat up free apple cider


Carol Jenkins, an associate professor at the School of Education, takes a turn for the Earth — her pedaling is generating enough energy to power a connected laptop. Photo by Edward A. Brown

BU’s efforts to green the campus continue today as the School of Education hosts a pedalathon for the Earth.

Visitors are welcome to stop by to pedal on a stationary bicycle attached to a battery. The pedaling will transform human kinetic energy into chemical energy, which will then power a laptop and a stereo system and heat up free apple cider. SED hopes that participants’ efforts to create energy will make them think twice about wasting energy in the future.

The event will include conversations about sustainability ideas, plans, and actions, as well as a photo of the volunteer on the bike. The pedalathon is a collaboration between SED and the College of Arts and Sciences geography and environment department.

The pedalathon for the Earth will take place today, Wednesday, November 5, in the SED lobby, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Douglas Zook, an SED associate professor.


One Comment on SED Pedalathon for the Earth Highlights Wasting Energy

  • Anonymous on 06.05.2009 at 11:47 am

    good job

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