Child Labour

playpumpInstead of letting children waste their energy playing video games and watching TV, we should be putting them to work generating electricity and saving the planet. Notions of Expenditure is looking for proposals on redesigning exercise equipment to generate electricity. Most gyms are already energy concious, e.g. they use the airconditioning to heat the shower water, so letting all those people on the rowing machines and bicycles power the lights is going to save even more energy and money. Cut costs and be even more environment friendly? Now that’s innovation.Good to see that South Africa is leading the way with the playpump which pumps water in rural areas by letting children play on a roundabout.

2005.04.11