National Geographic : 2015 Nov
A Message From Shell A FOOTBALL PITCH’S FLOODLIGHTS POWERED BY PLAYERS In Morro da Mineira, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Shell converted a rundown sports ground into the world’s frst human-powered football pitch. Using kinetic tiles under the pitch and solar panels on the roof to power the foodlights, the pitch and the area around it became a safe haven for kids in the local community. The pitch is a real-world illustration proving the power of bright energy ideas. See the Bigger Picture YOU CAN HELP US TELL THE STORY OF THE FUTURE OF ENERGY Great Energy Challenge has teamed up with National Geographic’s Your Shot community to launch a series of photography assignments. Our frst assignment challenged people to think about what a world without energy might look like and then capture that idea with photography. The assignment resulted in more than 8,000 images that sparked a conversation about how to meet energy demand in a world where more than a billion people live with- out reliable power, and how those of us who do have energy use it in our daily lives. Look for a new Your Shot Energy assignment launching soon. Photograph by Aditya Waikul. Be part of the solution. Take part in the challenge. Go to greatenergychallenge.com now. The world’s population is growing and living standards are improving. To ensure that everyone can con- tinue to progress and prosper, we will need more and cleaner energy than ever before. Put simply, our evolving world needs a multitude of bright energy ideas. Collectively, we have the will and ingenuity to develop these ideas, but we need to work together to bring them to fruition and put them into action. Experience the bright energy ideas that are shaping our future at #makethefuture.