The Lights on Shell's Soccer Field for Kids Are Powered by Footsteps

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 19, 2014
References: shell & digitalbuzzblog
As part of its #MakeTheFuture campaign, Shell unveiled a special soccer field for kids in Brazil that has quite the positive impact on the community. Since soccer is such an integral part of life in Brazil, introducing this soccer field is a way to encourage staying active as well as thinking about sustainability.

During the day, there doesn't seem to be too much that'd different about the playing field, but at night, it's noticeable. The soccer field is actually powered by the footsteps of the players on the field, so that there's no need to pay for electricity to illuminate the field. This incredible soccer field gets its magic from Pavegen power tiles that are layed out beneath the field and convert that energy into power.