The Big Green Bus visited the Rio Hotel Wednesday, August 3, 2011. The old Greyhound coach bus has been converted to run on waste vegetable oil and outfitted with solar panels to transport the 13 Dartmouth College students around the country to talk and teach about sustainability.
By Kyle Hansen
Las Vegas Sun
Aug. 3, 2011
Over the past six weeks, 13 students from Dartmouth College have been driving across the country in a former Greyhound bus, at various times sleeping on the ground, in tents or on benches in the bus.
But tonight, they’re sleeping in style at the Rio.
This isn’t just the story of a summer road trip. It’s a lesson in mechanics, architecture, engineering, politics, business, culture and the environment. Especially the environment.
And in Las Vegas, they have the attention of the largest casino operator in the world.
It’s called the Big Green Bus.