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Video: “Green” Wheelchairs

KarmaTube’s video of the week is about wheelchairs which are made from recycled parts. The chairs are made by Wheels for Humanity where, “staff and volunteers at Wheels collect and refurbish used wheelchairs and deliver and individually fit them to impoverished children and adults in developing countries.” It looks like the organization has some important friends. Last Fall, first lady, Maria Shriver joined Wheels in Chiapias to deliver wheelchairs (photos here).

An excerpt from the video – “we take equipment that people consider trash…the wheelchairs we refurbish would normally go into a landfill”. Time: 5:42, Enjoy.


Written by Aman

February 17, 2007 at 11:57 am

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