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Occupy Wall Street Builds Bike-Powered Generators [Video]

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

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2:53PM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:33PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

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

3:12PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

Wonder if I can do this myself?

8:20PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Wow ... good thinking.

5:19PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

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

9:51AM PST on Nov 14, 2011

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

11:51PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

smart!

10:15PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

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

5:38PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

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.

8:50AM PST on Nov 7, 2011

thnx for this

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