Programs Energy Playground

Your Effort, Your Energy!

Quick Facts

  • Riders on our Tour de Energy bikes can generate enough energy to power 10 compact fluorescent light bulbs!

  • The Energy Battle Royal is coming soon. We just need to find sponsor or contributor to support the concept so hold tight!

  • Sweatshop Mixer at Coachella 2010, DJs won a spot to spin at our stage with 12 of their friends to power their sets.

 

About The Program Energy Playground

A spin off of the Energy FACTory, The Energy Playground offers you the chance to relive your childhood memories while powering concerts, snow cone machines, movies and other energy- thirsty equipment. The Energy Playground can be created for an individual, a classroom or even a music festival. All the equipment is designed to be user-friendly so you don’t need a Ph.D. to ride any of the devices, just some endurance and desire to create your own energy. The Energy Playground is a first step in getting people to embrace alternative energy and see the impact, big or small, that they can make as one person or a group.

Bikes The Tour de Energy bikes help power everything from the Sweatshop Mixer to flat-screen TVs! As you pedal, you produce kinetic energy that is converted to electricity through alternator. At Coachella 2007, a fleet of 24 Tour de Energy bikes helped power festival goers’ cell phones.

Swings Whether you are out for a relaxing swing or you’re trying to get a better view of the main stage, you’ll be lightening the load with the Energy Swings. Energy Swings capture the motion of participants and convert it into 12-volt energy. This energy is stored in the battery well and used to refresh riders.

Merry-Go-Round Similar to the Energy Seesaw, the Energy Merry-Go-Round will provide festival goers a trip back to their youth with another fun, energy-producing experience. When the Energy Merry-Go-Round spins, energy is harnessed and transformed into the electricity needed to power multiple 12-volt appliances or collected into a battery storage well.

Hamster Wheels At seven feet tall, the Human Hamster Wheels allow festival goers to take big steps in making alternative energy. Festival goers run stay in place while the wheels spin to convert kinetic energy into electricity.

Energy Seesaw The Energy Seesaw gives a jolt to your playground memories. You can enjoy a fun pasttime while also charging your cell phone, iPod or camera.

Energy Well The Energy Well takes battery storage above and beyond the usual. The Energy Well is a 12-volt, fully monitor-able, and adaptable battery command center. As electricity flows from production devices into the Energy Well, software can be plugged in to track all aspects of production and share in real time the results of riders’ work. If you want to take your participants to the next level, you can crank up the resistance at the energy well.

Handcranks The handcranks power everything from the Sweatshop Mixer to listening stations, where you can have the opportunity to be the first to listen to newly released albums from popular artists! Past albums we’ve cranked include Pearl Jam’s “Backspacer” at Outside Lands 2009.

Energy Dance Floor The Energy Dance Floor makes each jump more powerful than the last. This floor captures the energy expended every time you step down and turns it into electricity. The energy collected will be used to power a variety of items.

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The Outdoor Nation :: San Francisco

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Saving the best for last, San Francisco brought an exciting end to the Outdoor Nation 2011 tour. The Bay Area brought their best to the event which drew 100 Outdoor Nation ambassadors and hundreds of visitors to Golden Gate Park. Partnering with The North Face, Global Inheritance brought their Energy...

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Outside Lands Festival Shines

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Golden Golden Park on a sunny day is hard to beat. Even better, it provides perfect playground weather.  Prius and The Energy Playground challenged San Francisco to an alternative energy smackdown.  In this city, renowned for its bicycle commuters, bicycle messengers, and all around bicycle culture, the Energy Playground asked...

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Lollapalooza Keeps The Power On!

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Global Inheritance helped Lollapalooza celebrate 20 years with a little elbow grease from festival goers and support from our friends at Prius. Our mission was to arm the free world (within the festival grounds) with human powered snowcones. We didn’t know what to expect with Perry’s stage moving down the...

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Teen Choice Awards Energy Offset Generated By Fans. Child Labor Yields Powerful Results

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For the 4th year in the row, Global Inheritance partnered with the  Teen Choice Awards to help educate young people everywhere about the environment. This year’s activation was the biggest to date as we took over Hollywood and Highland for 5 days. Kids, talent, tourists and Los Angeles area bike...

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Park & Ride! Energy Playground Returns to Outside Lands Festival

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Get charged up! The Energy Playground is open for business in San Francisco starting this Friday. Thanks to our partner Prius, we are back in the Bay Area with new playground equipment, snow cone machines, and a V3 Energy Well that is from another planet. If you’re looking to power...

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Prius Playground

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Can you contribute 3 minutes on a Prius Playground device? If you’ve got what it takes you can earn great rewards. By riding the Energy Seesaw, the Tour de Energy Bikes, or taking a run in the Energy Wheel you can create the electricity to offset your reward. Playground participants...

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Indianapolis 500 - Gets Your Motors Running For The Energy Playground!

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Global Inheritance is rolling into Gasoline Alley.  Racers and spectators can now get into the action by generating their own energy to fuel snow cone machines. We will even offer a milk snow cone to the individual with the best energy score. The Energy Playground at the Indianapolis 500 will...

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Energy Playground Set To Power the Indianapolis 500 In 2011

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This year marks the100th Anniversary of the Indy 500. To celebrate this historic occasion, Global Inheritance has partnered with the race to help educate 200,000 + Indy Fans on power of kinetic energy. Although it might be spring, we’ll be bringing a snowstorm with us!  To cool down from the...

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Playground Creates Snow Storm At Voodoo Music Experience 2010

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Who needs beads and flashing when there are free snow cones!!! Thousands of Voodoo Music Experience festival goers kept their shirts on as they powered the Energy Playground in New Orleans on Halloween weekend. All you needed to do was stop by the Prius tent and invest 5 minutes powering...

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Your Chance To DJ Coachella 2011 With A Little Help From Your Friends

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The Sweat Shop Mixer is returning to Coachella, so start gifting the P90X to your festival friends. Coachella 2011 is only six months away, and if you plan to DJ this year, you’ll need a 16-person entourage to power your set. Besides being popular, you need to rule the turntables...

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