So this bit of news caught our eye from the big climate talks going on this week in Paris. The put-it-together-yourself furniture giant Ikea is doing its part to save the planet by asking visitors to generate electricity to light up the Champs Elysées this week with pedal bikes and giant hamster wheels. For real:
For Paris climate conf, Ikea has set up pedal bikes, swings&giant hamster wheels to power lights on Champs Elysees pic.twitter.com/CntQjSobmE
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) November 29, 2015
Wonderful. We’re finally using the same technology invented by “The Professor” to power “Gilligan’s Island”:
Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?
Also spotted in Paris, Ikea wind turbines and solar panels:
Workers install a wind turbine on the #champselysees ahead of the #COP21. AFP photo by Patrick Kovarik pic.twitter.com/b8UIsucpj8
— Sophie Nicholson (@sohnic) November 27, 2015
Solar panels on the #ChampsElysées for #COP21 in @Paris, courtesy of @IKEA! pic.twitter.com/zbIJvpDdMm
— Alison (@AlisonCassells) November 29, 2015
No word, however, if the workers have to assemble the solar panels and turbines with an Allen key:
Because that would be funny!
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