02 Jul '12, 9am

Solar Powered ATM Is Beautiful in Bali

Solar Powered ATM Is Beautiful in Bali

When Green School , on the Indonesian island of Bali, decided to install an ATM, they were torn. Large electronics don't really line up with their sustainability-focused mission . ATMS require electricity and are usually set in concrete (which is bad ). On the other hand, paying the school's employees required frequent trips to the ATM eight miles away that burned a notable amount of gasoline. So they went for it, coming up with what may be the greenest, and coolest-looking, ATM on the planet. The idea was sparked by a visit by a banker from Bank Internasional Indonesia , Green School founder John Hardy explains. She agreed to arrange the installation of an ATM, but the folks at the bank had "very specific ideas about how much concrete they had to pour in the ground, etc. and what it should look like," Hardy says - ideas that would make it look like an average cash machine...

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