Another idea for the GOOD Energy Meetup: making batteries out of pennies, nickels, and lemon juice.
On Thursday, February 24, GOOD is throwing a Meetup Everywhere, our big GOOD Energy Party. Below is just one sample idea for a meetup, if you're looking for some inspiration. To learn more about our first ever distributed, nationwide meetup of people who give a damn, check out our announcement post. For other GOOD Energy Meetup ideas, check out the super simple Energy 101 teach-in or the Mr. Wizard electricity episode screening.
This is a fun look at electrical cells, or batteries. With under a dollar's worth of pennies and nickels and some lemon juice, you can make a battery that's a lot more impressive than your typical potato or lemon battery that you might have made in elementary school.
Here's the Household Hacker with a video on how to do it:
Here's another look at making batteries out of money (or potatoes) by the clever scientist/cartoonist Tim Hunkin.
We'll be building batteries at the New York City meetup, and would love to hear of others doing the same.
Important note: Take pictures or video and send them to us after your meetup. We'll feature your event in a roundup of our big nationwide meetup.
And during the event, use the hashtag #goodenergy to tweet about your gathering.
We'll be posting more meetup ideas at GOOD's Environment hub all week, so check back soon.