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Authors

Adam Boesel

Streaming Media

Publication Date

7-29-2011

Document Type

Interview

Duration

27 minutes

Subjects

Sustainability, Physical fitness, Electric Power Production, Exercise Equipment and Supplies

Abstract

Interview of Adam Boesel by Teresa Celestine at Green Micro Gym Portland, Oregon on July 29th, 2011.

The interview index is available for download.

Biographical

Adam Boesel is the founder of The Green Microgym and co-founder of PlugOut Fitness. He was born in Pullman, Washington and previously taught 2nd-4th grades in an alternative school. The idea behind The Green Microgym is to harness the energy produced by the gym-goers, and use it to power the gym facilities. With his friends Ryan Barr and ex-Microsoft employee Aaron Bird, they created PlugOut Fitness, a company that sells exercise equipment that literally sends electricity back to the power grid.

Description

Adam Boesel is the founder of The Green Microgym and co-founder of PlugOut Fitness. He was born in Pullman, Washington and previously taught 2nd-4th grades in an alternative school. The idea behind The Green Microgym is to harness the energy produced by the gym-goers, and use it to power the gym facilities. With his friends Ryan Barr and ex-Microsoft employee Aaron Bird, they created PlugOut Fitness, a company that sells exercise equipment that literally sends electricity back to the power grid.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.

Rights

This digital access copy is made available as streaming media for personal, educational, and non-commercial use within the parameters of “fair use” as defined under U.S. Copyright law. It cannot be reproduced, distributed, or broadcasted for commercial purposes. For more information, please contact Special Collections at Portland State University Library at: specialcollections@pdx.edu or (503) 725-9883.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10759

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