Saturday, October 18, 2014
London Turns Its Iconic Red Telephone Boxes Into Green Mobile Phone Charging Sites...
They're Green and they're free to use!
London School of Economics graduates Harold Craston and Kirsty Kenney came up with the idea in response to the Mayor's 'Low Carbon Entrepreneur' Competition.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said 'It’s fantastic to see our young entrepreneurs already up and running with this brilliant idea. In our modern world, where hardly any Londoner is complete without a raft of personal electronic gizmos in hand, it’s about time our iconic phone boxes were updated for the 21st Century, to be more useful, more sustainable, and just as striking with a marvellous new green makeover'.
The kiosk funds itself by advertising and you can find the first one operating in Tottenham Court Road with more opening across London
in the new year.
As you can see, Kirsty and Harold are pretty charged up by the whole thing...