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The Big Green Bus returns

The Big Green Bus
Photo by Charles Rountree '05

After covering more than 10,000 miles of highways and byways across the continent in a vegetable oil-powered vehicle, the 15 Dartmouth students of The Big Green Bus team came back to Hanover on Aug. 5. The purpose of their odyssey was to demonstrate the joys of Ultimate Frisbee and the possibility of turning waste cooking fat into viable fuel.

The now legendary bus chugged back into town and parked on the Green, where team members talked about the trip, the technology and the vision.

Three months ago as the bus rolled out of Hanover, the team received a letter from President James Wright. "I am one among the many at Dartmouth celebrating your creation," he wrote. "As a group you exemplify all that we hope our students will do and be. You build upon Dartmouth's historical concern for the environment, our long tradition of advocacy for responsible and respectful stewardship of our natural resources - and our skills in Ultimate Frisbee!"

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Last Updated: 5/30/08