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The Big Apple for the Big Green Bus

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs
Posted 08/16/06 • Laurel Stavis (603) 646-3661

The Big Green Bus on Good Morning America
The Big Green Bus on "Good Morning America"

Visitors to Times Square in New York and viewers of "Good Morning, America" got a glimpse today of how Dartmouth students are changing the world. After two grueling cross-country road trips in a school bus retrofitted to run on used vegetable oil, the Big Green Bus (BGB) team explained to viewers nationwide the benefits of alternative fuel. "Restaurant owners can't believe it when we tell them we'll take their old oil away for free," said one member of the team. "They usually have to pay to have it removed." BGB students, some of whom are studying engineering at Dartmouth, stripped down the bus two years ago and have been criss-crossing the country ever since. Fueled by used cooking oil, cameraderie, and a desire to show how feasible it is to get around without ever having to pay at the pump, they are spreading the word about one way to decrease harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

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