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Few days ago there was an article about Crowne Plaza Copenhagen’s idea of producing green electricity and reducing their carbon footprint on the earth. The idea was of a cycle placed in their gymnasium, which has the capability of producing electricity, just by paddling. The hotel was also providing the guests a chance to win a free meal by producing a particular amount of wattage for the hotel; food and health together.

Just imagine using such an innovative idea around hotels and health centres in Karachi. Yes, I know people here would not take it seriously, but what if they do. Why do you have to be so open, just install the cycle powered generation unit in the exercise machines and see the gap in demand and supply of electricity fall. But is this the real problem?

The problem lies, in not implementing the idea, but in encouraging people to join health clubs. Moreover, Karachiites are becoming more and more obsessed with eating out. Blame it on lack of recreational activities, lack of awareness of such spots or security of life, the truth is that the new fast food generation has been born and grown. In no time we will be competing with America for the largest population of obese people in the world.

On the positive side, some people (already obese) will welcome the idea as an opportunity to shed some fat and work for a greener planet. Others, from the pro-conservative society will welcome the idea with open arms, ready to adopt the system in their lives.

This innovative idea will not only bring about a drastic change in the frequency and length of load shedding by KESC or WAPDA, but will help to reduce obesity and make our planet green.


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