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Dartmouth's Big Green Bus is on the road again

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 06/17/09 • Media Contact: Susan Knapp (603) 646-3661

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Dartmouth's Big Green Bus, the student-run, vegetable oil-powered coach that advocates sustainable living, has officially begun their fifth-annual cross country trek (read more about their summer tour).

The 2009 Big Green Bus crew
The 2009 Big Green Bus crew (photo by Joseph Mehling '69) 
The crew left New Hampshire on the evening of June 16, and their first stop is New York City. They will make stops in several cities and towns, including Washington, D.C., New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Omaha, Neb., Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and back to Hanover, New Hampshire by late August. Their complete schedule can be found on their website thebiggreenbus.org.

The 15-person crew of the Big Green Bus aims to raise awareness of energy conservation and environmental responsibility. This year they are travelling in a 1989 MCI coach-style bus with an engine re-built to run on waste vegetable oil and an interior renovated to promote green living. The bus is a rolling science fair, outfitted with a variety of exhibits that highlight five areas of green living: reduce, reuse, and recycle; energy efficiency; cleaner and renewable energy and fuel; food choices; and action through voting on the local, state, and national levels.

The Big Green Bus enjoys continued support from Waste Management, Newman's Own®, Inc., The Timberland Company, and Changents.com.

The crew is excited to start their cross-country trek
The crew is excited to start their cross-country trek (photo by Joseph Mehling '69) 

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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Last Updated: 6/17/09