Thursday, June 21, 2007

Making Your Intern Carbon Neutral

We've got interns coming out of our ears this time of year.  Every manager has like 3 or 4 nieces or nephews that "need work experience".   They usually dump them back in our bullpen area because none of them are good enough to get the staples right or make coffee.  So rather than just have them sit and browse YouTube, I'm planning on having them pitch in to our carbon neutral GIS quest.

The Pedal-A-Watt Stationary Bike Power Generator is perfect for interns.  This is what got me thinking:
"The average rider will produce between 150 and 200 watts"

If I can get like 10  interns peddling at the same time, I'll be able to power my workstation, plotter and possibly the server.  So now I have to round up as many interns as I can for my plan.   No one likes the back conference room (it smells like burnt popcorn and rat pee) so I stick them there and run some extension cords out to our cubes.  I'll have to find some carbon neutral Red Bull, but I'm sure there is some available.


2Skiens said...

Best use of interns ever!!

Cattyann said...

This blog is a stitch! What a great idea.