It may not seem like an obvious place to start but for one Calgary non-profit, a DIY cellphone charger could lead to sustainable change in the world. And for they group, Light Up The World, they want to showcase that idea at Beakerhead.
For nearly a decade, the Beakerhead science festival has been bringing people together at the crossroads of art, science and engineering. The five day spectacle wraps up this weekend with engineered installations and artworks. Nearly 150,000 people will be part of the event in 2018. Beakerhead celebrates tech and art, but sometimes those things can be very simple, like building your own cellphone charger.
Christolph Schultz is the Executive Director of Light Up The World (LUTW), a Calgary based non-profit focused on providing access to energy to communities around the world, and he is leading the DIY cellphone charger event. The group provides education, work opportunities, and training to help communities have a more sustainable future. Christoplh Schultz dropped into the Daybreak studio to chart with Russell Bowers.