Occupy Wall Street Builds Bike-Powered Generators [Video]

Although the mainstream media has treated Occupy Wall Street like a carnival side show, images and firsthand reports of what’s really happening on Liberty Square have been flowing onto the internet for more than 45 days.

Why? Because some very resourceful individuals brought generators to the party. But last week, the City of New York confiscated those generators in yet another attempt to dampen the protesters’ spirits (they’re not fast learners).

Instead of feeling discouraged, Time’s Up! in conjunction with OWS Sustainable Working Group, are building energy-generating bikes to replace all the generators that were confiscated. They currently have one pedal-powered generator up and running, but are looking for help to build 11 more and power the whole park!

See the bike generator in action below:

Currently Occupy Wall Street has received funding for 5 bikes but need at least 6 more, and any donations above that will be used to build more energy bikes which will be sent to other occupations. If you want to help make the movement more sustainable, go to times-up.org and push the donate button.

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Image Credit: Flickr – kaputniq


Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sam Richardson

Ha, that's great. Good on them, don't you take no shit!

Laurita Walters
Laurita Walters4 years ago

Wonder if I can do this myself?

Carole R.
Carole R.4 years ago

Wow ... good thinking.

Rachel P.
Rachel k.4 years ago

Occupy has some smart people making up the 99%! : )

Christina B.
Christina B.4 years ago

I wish the similar movement in Greece a few months ago was as eventful. Best of luck to everyone involved.

rene davis
rene davis4 years ago


Robert Hardy
Robert Hardy4 years ago

True revolution is not violence... it is innovation and the courage to use it.

Jon Hoy
Jonjon Hoy4 years ago

Bike generator, I use one for a light when doing wood work so I exercise at the same time. It's an old bike generator light you flip when you want to use it.
Congress will realize one day we the people know what were doing and it only that's a little common sense.

Jane Warre
Jane Warren4 years ago

thnx for this