Project Green: Students in Grayson Co. pedal their way to energy

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by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 7 at 6:59 PM

(WHAS11) - A Kentucky middle school is getting a good work out while going green.

They are bicycling and powering part of their school at the same time.
 
WHAS 11’s Meteorologist Ben Pine took a trip to Leitchfield, Kentucky, to find a new source of power.
 
Grayson County Middle School students are getting a good work out, at the same time, using their leg power, to power part of their school!  The students are not only peddling the eco-bikes, they’re putting them together.

Students in the art department are even getting into the project by designing and painting the bikes.
 
They've found a way to harness the abundant energy of youth, and creating a new definition of re-cycling.
 
Currently, Grayson County Middle School has three eco-bikes but 10 more are in production.
 
They hope to power entire classrooms someday and possibly become a powered up place of shelter during power outages.

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