Think your company did something worthwhile on Earth Day? If so, that's great, but it probably didn't require quite the level of commitment that was shown by Jones Soda employees at the beverage company's headquarters. There, staffers took turns spinning themselves silly on stationary bicycles hooked up via belts to used car alternators. These generators sent electrons to a slew of recycled car batteries that provided power to the office's 15 laptops, a server, a printer and the usual assortment of phones and fax machines. Apparently, more power was generated than was used by this equipment.
However impractical this may be, employees of seemed to get behind the idea, showing up at work early to help generate their own electricity. A more realistic scheme is currently in the works that would see Jones Soda reduce its fleet of delivery trucks and minimize excess packaging materials.
[Source: Seattle PI]