New idea for library furniture…. pedal to recharge your tech while working at a desk with the WeBIKE. You can exercise and produce energy at the same time!! WeWATT is a Belgium Company who created these combo-desk-bikes and they are now in many places in Europe (check out photos of examples here). Watch this excellent Mashable Video to learn more!.
These WeBikes can be in laid out in a row or circle (think group work). They say they are make with some recycled materials too. Takes about 30 minutes of pedaling to charge your iPhone. Though its a small company, customizing each request, so it’s probably not ready for most libraries yet at a cost of around $1300 a bike!?! But the concept is so worth considering….
From WeWatt website, their concept
Photo from WeWATT website of Antwerp railway station (Belgium)
From Inhabitat’s website
Attend some green library sessions while in Lyon France for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress!
Session 152: Green libraries promoting sustainable development
19 August 2014 16:00 – 18:00 | Room: Forum 2
Session 116B — From green ideas to green practice in libraries
19 August 2014 09:00 – 11:00 | Off-site
Please visit also the ENSULIB Business Meeting
Session 93 — Business meeting — Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group
18 August 2014 11:30 – 13:00 | Room: Salle Bellecour 2
From the The Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group.