Summer is slowly trudging by, and I am counting down the days until I head off for college in the fall. One of the things I am doing every day to keep in touch with Dartmouth’s amazing programs is keeping up with the Big Green Bus (http://www.thebiggreenbus.org/). It’s a bus that is run completely on waste vegetable oil and this summer, 11 Dartmouth students are touring the entire nation to spread environmental activism. It is a true model of a youth-led sustainability initiative and one that inspires me to continue my own environmental efforts with SSE. I think it’s really empowering to see this group of students spending weeks together, all united around one goal: to represent the young
minds in our world working to make a difference, one community at a time. At every stop they make, they impact people, build connections, spread the influence. It’s so powerful the way they slowly build the momentum as they travel across the nation. Sometimes, it’s community work by helping kids in Arizona plant popcorn. Sometimes its visiting the nation’s
Capitol and engaging in meetings. Everything they do will contribute to a powerful, rippling effect that can change perspectives and even more, lead to direct sustainable actions. I’m definitely going to continue to follow their journey…hopefully a few years from now, I will be able to have a spot on the BGB crew! Good luck on the rest of your trip BGB ’12!