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SEHOW (Taking Sustainability Home) – Club Profile

by Mathew Towers

Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you want to help save the Earth while getting to build cool technology? If so then you have a lot in common with SEHOW.

SEHOW, or Sustainable Energy Hands-On Workshop, is a Humber club that is all about doing something for the environment by getting out there to touch, experiment with, and create sustainable technology. For SEHOW, this means doing more than just playing with solar panels and wind turbines; last year they went as far as taking a bike apart and making a blender out of it.

Girl on bike that powers blender

SEHOW is definitely a club that focuses on the small scale items that you can use day-to-day which also helps improve our environment.

We wanted to better understand the club’s purpose and what sustainability means to them, so we sat down with  Zack Pennock, SEHOW President, to learn a bit more.

“Sustainability should be on everybody’s mind” says Zack, “it’s what the world needs right now … We’re at a point now where we can go back and use the analogy: hindsight is 20-20.”

Team working on a sustainable solar panel made from cans

Zack went on to explain that for SEHOW sustainability, it’s about more than just learning about sustainable technology. It’s about building it together.

SEHOW is a group of students whose mission is to create a better earth for future generations. To do this, Zack passionately says, “take what you need now, make sure that there’s something left over for the future generations, and promote the idea that we’re not going to use up all of our resources in our lifetime”.

Each individual in this club brings something unique to the table, but they all have one thing in common: they all believe that sustainability is definitely something that you can take home with you – that it’s a philosophy, a way of life.

 

Team posing with solar panel made from cans and recycled material

So what do you need to join SEHOW? All you need is your ideas, a passion for sustainability, and your winning personality. SEHOW meets bi-weekly in the SEBT cave at Humber North campus and you can find out more information on their Facebook page.

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