Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have partnered up to organize a cross-country bus tour! The tour started at Cornell University and will end at the International GreenBuild Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California. Along the way, we are hosting workshops with 6 other schools for K-12 students. A few months ago, fellow CUSD leaders and I met with Rick Fedrizzi, the CEO and founder of the USGBC. Since that meeting, we’ve spent hundreds of hours planning this first-of-it’s-kind bus tour to promote sustainability across the United States.
Today, the bus tour launched, and we started our trip strong with a series of workshops for high school students from Lansing, NY (near the Cornell campus). Tomorrow, we’ll be picking up students from Penn State, then heading west. Check out this video of today’s kick-off events!
This is going to be one hell of a trip. If you want to keep up with what we’re doing, be sure to keep your eye on the official bus tour website! That page will be constantly updated with new photos and videos from the trip. For instantaneous updates, be sure to follow me, CUSD, USGBC, and the Center for Green Schools on twitter. I’ll also be posting some fun footage and details to the CUSD blog and facebook pages, so check those out too!
You can already check out an article about the bus tour in the Cornell Chronicle. I’ve also setup a timelapse photography rig on our bus so I can generate a complete video of our drive across the US. Check out the first leg of the journey!