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Eco-Friendly Bus to Teach West Middle Students about Alternative Energy Sources

Release Date: 11/12/2009 9:02:42 AM

"Big Bear’s Bus and Café” will come to West Middle School on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. The bus utilizes solar panels and runs off used vegetable oil fuel. It will tie together many conservation lessons that the students have been discussing and will continue to learn about over the school year.
As part of this unique experience, Ken Mihalyov’s homeroom students will be able to eat lunch on the bus. Many sixth and eighth grade students will be given a guided tour by Jeremiah Luce, owner of Big Bear’s Bus and Café. During the tour, students will see how alternative energy sources are used to reduce environmental impact. After school, Mr. Luce will be a special guest speaker with Mrs. Guerrieri’s PEP club. He will discuss the pros and cons of self-employment and share what he does to help the impoverished. 
More information about Big Bear’s Bus and Café can be found by visiting their website at

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