Monday, February 6, 2012

What If?

As I am sitting in spinning class, a small room with 24 spinning bikes, and I think to myself...what if all of us were powering the electricity used to keep the fans that cool us?  Or powering the lights used to illuminate the gym? What if every person on the treadmill or the elliptical machine was helping to power this whole building.

An eco-friendly girl can dream...



7 comments:

Small Footprints said...

Wow! A healthier body, a healthier planet ... what could be better! If we had to physically generate the energy for our homes, it certainly would make us think about our use. When we were tempted to leave a light on or the computers when we're not using them (assuming we were storing the generated energy in a battery) ... we might reconsider knowing that we'd have to spend considerable time on a bike to generate more power. Love it!

Jenny said...

what a great idea! Putting all of our own hard work and energy into power...I think that would make me move even faster and be more motivated :) Love seeing what you are up to Katie!

Lisa Brown said...

I've got a video you've gotta see then! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3i6lK7EyVc

All Natural Katie said...

Ladies - all great ideas and questions!

Lisa - awesome video!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

I have often wondered that myself! Why not talk to the manager at the gym about it? Change starts with you and me and....:)

All Natural Katie said...

Good Girl Gone Green - Yes! I was planning my approach during the last spinning class. I want to research what options are out there and then propose to the manager. Thanks for asking the most obvious question :)

Lauren Morrow said...

what a "cool" idea! Definitely something to think about.

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