Greenthinker Gifts: Freeplay Self-Sufficient Products
Freeplay Self-Sufficient radios and flashlights give you freedom and independence from traditional power sources, leaving you equipped for any situation. Their technology combines wind-up, solar and rechargeable power into unique, portable, consumer electronic products replacing conventional battery-powered systems that are wasteful and costly. As their tag line says, “With Freeplay you’re powered wherever you go.”
And to top it off, in 1998, Freeplay Energy Group created The Freeplay Foundation to facilitate and implement projects. Working primarily in Africa, the Freeplay Foundation promotes access to radio broadcasting in rural and remote areas through alternative energy solutions. Working with governments, international organizations and NGOs, they seek to advance economic progress, promote community development and help eradicate disease, famine and conflict. It does this by supporting or initiating projects that harness appropriate and alternative energy solutions that deliver information and education through radio broadcasting. The idea: to deliver self-powered technology to people who need it the most but can afford it the least.
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