Our mission is to promote sustainable solutions to the environmental crisis, including the development of clean energy technologies and the phasing out of fossil fuels contributing to global climate change. While we demand that our politicians make bold moves for a clean energy future, we must also look to what we as citizens can do to achieve these objectives, promote energy conservation, and become coproducers of energy.
Our muscles are untapped energy. A team of Time’s Up bicyclists, mechanics, and electrical engineers have combined their skills to build friction- and belt-driven generators that convert pedaling into electrical energy. They have also fabricated three types of electrical systems for different applications: a battery system for energy storage, an ultra-capacitor system for remote applications, and a grid-tie system for utility interconnection. This project has demonstrated that energy bikes can be an effective tool for community empowerment, environmental education, disaster relief and preparedness, sustainable energy production, and resistance to polluting energy sources and climate change. The energy bike workshop will explain how to build your own system.
The Time’s Up Energy Bikes! workshop will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. in the cafeteria of the Old School.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in, which will be through the red doors at 233 Mott Street. Although unlikely, Workshop times and classrooms are subject to change.