In 2009 the Office of Sustainability secured a $7,000 grant from EWEB to purchase devices that capture energy from elliptical machines. Sixteen machines were retrofitted at the UO student recreation center. Although only a small amount of energy is generated, the machines provide a hands-on educational opportunity for the UO community to get a visceral feel for what it takes to generate a kilowatt-hour of electricity. The Associated Press covered the launch of the program. The article and accompanying photograph were picked up by scores of newspapers around the world. 

Rerev Cards on Machines