Bio or Bust
Vegging out a 1989 International Blue Bird school bus, the BiorTour traverses the country to address "the vital issues of climate change, environmental degredation, and peak oil while presenting pathways toward sustainability in renewable energy and active democracy.
Back in 1989, co-founders Ethan Burke and Alan Palm loaded up their bus and headed towards Burning Man in Nevada, filling up along the way with waste oil from restaurants.
Spectators were enthralled and wanted to know more about the good smelling grease that was coming from their transport. A non-profit organization was born and now "the big bus" travels around the country, visiting high schools, universities and communities hoping to inspire through their example.
The roof is lined with solar panels that charge a battery bank which run the bus' electrical system while the inside is filled with enthusiasts ready to tell a story of living lightly and traveling far. They dive deep into our nation’s culture, exploring the dusty corners of our native land.
The bus also acts as a political vehicle, lending its example of reform to local and state governments: "BioTour seeks to catalyze a shift in our national energy paradigm, pushing the issue past its tipping point into a new era of sustainability."
“What is at stake is the habitability of the planet,” says co-director Alan Palm.
If you are interested in having the bus visit you or if you want to share your passion for global change, you can apply for a job with BioTour.Tweet