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Alternative Energy

Here at NOLS, we are aware of the impacts humans make on the wild places that are our NOLS classrooms.

In an effort to educate the public on ways to reduce these impacts, the NOLS bus has a specially converted diesel engine designed to run on recycled vegetable oil (RVO), a cleaner, renewable alternative to petroleum. As we travel around the country, we’ll fill up at restaurants and dining halls where RVO is available, and get the word out about environmentally-friendly alternative energy.

Educational materials about solar power, vegetable oil fuel and organic agriculture are available on board.

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NOLS Bus greasemeister and mechanic, Curtis Tronolone, retrieves some Recycled Vegetable Oil (RVO) from a restaurant in Texas.
Photo: Amy Rathke
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