On Tuesday, the International College (IC) and Ali Ghandour Center for Leadership, Diversity, and Civic Engagement (AGC) launched the student-led initiative Pedal4Power, aiming to produce clean and green energy.
Undertaken with UNRWA – Siblin Training Center (STC), the Pedal4Power initiative revolves around using bicycles and their pedals to produce energy in support of underprivileged communities.
It is characterized by pedaling for 1 hour to charge a laptop for a few hours, and/or lighting an A220 volt bulb for 1 hour, and/or saving and reducing CO2 emission.
At a time when people in Lebanon are enduring scarce electricity, which is crippling the functioning of their daily life, and with no solution on the horizon, this initiative also materializes as an effective way to provide themselves with some needed power.
“Our students demonstrated all the skills that we’re looking for, their eagerness to learn, their will to help the community, and their passion to pursue an idea till the end,” stated Rindala Abdel Baki, Head of AGC.
The inauguration of the initiative was held in the presence of leading people working towards a greener future, such as the environmental engineer Ziad Abi Chaker.