Sorry I haven’t posted anything for over the past few weeks. The good news is that the reason I have been neglecting the blog is because I have been distracted by all the wonderful things going on the world of sustainability.

The bus and I have covered a lot of miles since the last post. The weekend of the 17thwe attended the Feast of Flavors in Ocean Springs, MS. This was a great experience as the theme of the festival is local foods. The crowd seemed excited about and supportive of the method by which we are trying to raise awareness for a more sustainable state. Saturday, September 24th, Rudy Acklin and I went to Rainbow Co-op in Jackson, MS in order to encourage people to attend our conference, “Saving Dollars, Making Sense.” We weren’t able to stay long, however, because I was scheduled for a tour of the polymer science facilities with the head of the department, Dr. Lochhead, at three. Nonetheless we had a positive reception as most of the people shopping at Rainbow are already practicing a more sustainable lifestyle. I encourage anyone who lives in the Jackson area to shop at the Rainbow Co-Op.

Not only has the bus covered a lot of miles since the last post, it has also begun receiving such a makeover that one would hardly recognize it. With the help of Chris Oswald and the Day One Leadership Students, the bus interior now includes a sky blue roof, turf carpet, and easily removable tables. In the coming weeks, we will finally add our current sponsor’s logos, paint the walls mud brown and the remaining interior grassy green, finish the tables, add educational posters, and install easily removable seats for farm tours. I also plan to improve the waste vegetable oil system by reorienting the vegetable oil filters and installing a fuel/water separator, fuel gauges, a magnetic heater, and a thermometer.

Over the next few weeks we will also be focusing on various methods of fundraising. If you are interested in helping educate youth and adults alike on the importance of becoming more sustainable individuals or are aware of any available grants, please contact me at the information given below.

1 (228) 218-9257