The Big Green Bus Comes to Fairfield!

Short notice, but this may be the only time you get to witness The Big Green Bus! It will be in Fairfield this Wednesday June 13th at 6:00pm! Parked at the Sherman Green!

Short notice, but this may be the only time you get to witness The Big Green Bus! It will be in Fairfield this Wednesday June 13th at 6:00pm! Parked at the Sherman Green! Come out and see the bus, walk inside & see the bus & meet the crew of Dartmouth students touring the United States on The Big Green Bus! (Rumor has it the bus will be at GFA on Thursday)
*Sherman Green is located on the corner of the Post Road and Reef Road.

Here is the official press release that describes the tour:


Dartmouth’s Big Green Bus Embarks on 8th Annual Cross-Country Road Trip

The 2012 Tour: A Vehicle for Inspiration

Thirteen Dartmouth College students are touring the nation on the Big Green Bus with the goal of building enthusiasm for community involvement through environmental action. The student-run initiative will hit the road on June 13 and travel 12,000 miles through 30 states spending the summer engaging in dialogue, spreading innovation and inspiring community action - all on a waste vegetable oil (WVO)-powered coach bus.

The 2012 tour is focused explicitly on inspiring grassroots action to address environmental issues and encourage sustainability at the community level. Through collaborative community service events with local groups, the Big Green Bus fosters dialogue to connect environmentalism with community involvement, and show that people are part of the environment too. By becoming a vehicle for inspiration, the Big Green Bus aims to create a future that sustains people, the environment and the economy.

During the trip, the Bus will serve as an impetus for change. Complete with solar panel run appliances, a recycling and compost station and an engine converted to run on waste vegetable oil, the Bus exemplifies innovative ways to live sustainably. As a fun and interactive vehicle and living space, the Big Green Bus is designed for learning about energy use and facilitating discussion about local and national environmental issues.

This year, the students are on the road to ask questions, share ideas, and inspire people to get involved. Looking for green innovation, dialogue and mutual exchange, these passionate students are ready for a cross-country adventure in search of a sustainable future.

Follow the Bus this summer at www.thebiggreenbus.org.

This year’s tour is made possible by donations from: 

Waste Management - North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions is working to reduce waste, recover valuable resources and create clean, renewable energy.

Greyhound – The largest provider of intercity bus transportation takes an average of 19 cars off the road for each of its 1,775 busses, and achieves 170 passenger miles per gallon of fuel.

Caesars Entertainment CorporationEnvironmental sustainability at Caesars Entertainment integrates strategic direction with the grass roots energy, innovation and passion of its 70,000 employees to make meaningful environmental and social impacts.

Wells Fargo – The company’s integrated approach to sustainability encourages stronger communities, accelerates a green economy, and reduces the environmental impact of their operations.

As well as: Cabot, Cliffs Natural Resources, Playback, Clifbar, Thayer School of Engineering, Rosedale, Sixth South Street, Honest Tea and other generous contributors.

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Leslie Yager June 13, 2012 at 01:39 PM
a bus powered by waste vegetable oil! sounds terrific!


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