The Dernogalizer

December 1, 2009

Topsy Turvy Environmental Awareness Bus Educates Students

A bus with an interesting design(a bus upside down on a bus) that travels the country educating Jewish youth about sustainability stopped by the University of Maryland Campus yesterday.  Here’s the article from the Diamondback, along with a few excerpts below.

“The Topsy Turvy Bus rolled onto the campus yesterday, ready to throw students’ perceptions about energy sources for a loop. The bus is a regular school bus with another upside-down school bus stacked on top. But that’s not its only claim to fame — the bus runs solely on deep-fryer grease.”

“The bus contained a few beds and a long table that held a filtering device used to help run the bus on its unusual fuel. The bus was painted on the sides with the Teva Learning Center emblem along with those of other Jewish environmental groups.

“We collect used oil that’s dirty and still has the breading from whatever was being fried,” campaign team member Baruch Schwadron said. “We have a centrifuge, which is state of the art technology that filters the oil down so we can use it in the main tank.”

“Sarah Levine, a senior Jewish studies major, also enjoyed the tour and saw a deeper meaning in the environmentally friendly bus.

“I think that the Teva bus is a symbol for change towards Jewish environmentalism,” Levine said.

The university was the bus’s 10th stop on its nationwide tour of Jewish communities, which began in March. Stadlin said there are still another 30 stops to go until it reaches its final destination in California.”



1 Comment »

  1. that’s interesting..

    Comment by lovebug35 — December 2, 2009 @ 2:29 am | Reply

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