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BioTour bus to visit United Tribes
12 September 2008

BISMARCK (UTN) – A diesel bus that runs on waste vegetable oil and is used to spread a message about sustainability will visit United Tribes Technical College on Tuesday, September 16.

BioTour bus
BioTour bus

      The stop is part of a nationwide campaign of the "BioTour" bus, an educational program of the non-profit Energy Action Coalition.

      The bus will be on the UTTC campus all day Tuesday. Special demonstrations and presentations will take place from 1 – 3 p.m. in room B-100 of the college’s Jack Barden Student Life and Technology Center. The bus will be located nearby.

      Everyone is invited. There will be activities and information about global climate change for all age groups.

      Presentations will also take place about the Power the Vote Campaign, a non-partisan voter education and registration effort.

      In the last year and a half, the BioBus has visited 42 states and traveled 50,000 miles on filtered waste vegetable oil (fryer grease). It also has solar panels. There are now two such busses traveling the country.

      According to the organizations website, the mission is to enliven the sustainability movement with educational programs about climate change, peak oil, renewable energies, and resource depletion.

      The group reports that these activities have been widely popular in creating campus and community awareness about the issues.

      The stop at United Tribes is sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network, the North Dakota Tribal Voter Education Project, and the Tribal Campus Climate Challenge.

      For more information please contact Sherri Toman, 701-255-3285 x 1313, stoman@uttc.edu, or Kandi Mossett, 701-214-1389, iencampusclimate@igc.org. More information about the BioTour: http://www.biotour.org/.

      "If there's no action before 2012, that's too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment."
--Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the UN's International Panel on Climate Change.


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