Big Green Bus visits Microsoft Campus

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Big Green Bus visits Microsoft Campus

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Eleven Dartmouth College students aboard the Big Green Bus visited Microsoft’s corporate campus in Redmond, Washington today. In its sixth annual cross-country tour, the Big Green IMG_0035 Bus, a 1989 MCI coach with an engine modified to run on waste vegetable oil, helps promote the use of alternative fuel and sustainable living. The students spent a few hours today talking to Microsoft employees about things they can do in their own lives to minimize their environmental impact.

On tour since June 18, the students have visited a number of locations across the country and are planning 40 stops for the summer. Per Betsy Dain-Owens, a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2010 from Mercer Island, Wash. and a co-manager for the 2010 tour, the students “hope to connect with young and old alike to come up with small, easy ways that we can conserve money, energy, and resources in everyday lives.

Over the past five summers Dartmouth students have traveled more than 56,000 Miles and used about 6,500 gallons of waste vegetable oil in place of diesel fuel on their tours. The Big Green Bus is equipped with a modified engine, solar panels, and an interior constructed of sustainable materials.

It was great to see these passionate students engage with our employees and inspire them by showing them how to live more sustainably.

For environmental tips from the Big Green Bus students, visit here.

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