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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pedal power is fueling green awareness - CNN


(CNN) -- From Detroit to Denmark, the power of the pedal is generating electricity and energy conservation awareness.
At a homeless center in Michigan, residents work out on 10 specially outfitted bicycles that send power back into the building. Female inmates at an Arizona jail take turns on a stationary bike to power their TV to watch their favorite soap operas. And this week, an upscale Copenhagen hotel began offering free dinners to guests who sweat it out on power-generating cycles.
The use of human muscle generates mere fractions of the power required to run these facilities. But the sparks of energy are also inspiring environmental consciousness, say green fitness enthusiasts.

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