April 21, 2011 by David Perry, Industries of the Future–West Virginia Student Intern
Morgantown, W.Va. — The Green on the Green Eco Jamboree was held on Apr. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as a part of West Virginia University’s Earth Month.
The Jamboree featured presentations by several organizations, including ones on energy efficiency and recycling by Industries of the Future-West Virginia and alternative fuels by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium.
Both are programs of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy, or NRCCE; clean energy and environmental protection by the WVU Sierra Club; solar-powered housing by the WVU Solar Decathlon Team; and sustainability by WECAN, WVU’s sustainability program.
The organizations at the Eco Jamboree tried many different things to attract student attention. The NRCCE had students shoot aluminum cans through a basketball hoop with a recycling bin underneath it to stress the energy efficiency benefits of recycling.
They also made hand-held electric motors from D-cell batteries, magnets, paperclips and turning wire to demonstrate electric drive vehicles. WVU’s Dining Services gave out trail mix while WECAN gave out water bottles with facts about sustainability on the side to promote their sustainability pledge.
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