Innovative “Big Green Bus” coming to Denver
Thirteen Dartmouth College students will visit Colorado on the Big Green Bus as part of a nationwide tour to build enthusiasm for environmental action. The Big Green Bus will travel almost 12,000 miles on waste vegetable oil on its 11-week cross-country tour through 31 states, and will be in Colorado from Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26.
The Big Green Bus crew will begin its Colorado tour at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden on Friday afternoon, August 24, then will park outside the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, where it will be open for public tours 6-7:30 pm (all ages are welcome – the tours are particularly popular with children).
Saturday afternoon, August 25, the crew will tour Sustainability Park in Denver. That evening, the Big Green Bus will be open for public tours from 6-7 pm at the Platte River Grill on Santa Fe Drive in Denver. Sunday, August 26, the Big Green Bus crew will volunteer for the Venus de Miles women’s bike ride at Prospect New Town in Longmont, and will be open for tours 10 am-12 noon.
Complete with solar panel-run appliances, a recycling and compost station, and an engine converted to run on waste vegetable oil, the Big Green Bus exemplifies innovative ways to live sustainably.