A Susustainable Incubator for Disaster Response and Rebuilding
The Veterans Green Bus, AKA, Large Marge is a biodiesel and waste vegetable oil fuel disaster relief vehicle. We use it to demonstrate sustainable energy solutions for disaster response.
Our veterans designed and converted the bus so that they can continue to serve the country by providing aid and comfort people effected by natural disasters.
We have taken her from Arizona to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Detroit, New York, Pennsylvania , Roanoke, VA. ( Hurricane Sandy ) and across the country via West VA, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and we are now in Oregon.
During the trip we worked with Veterans Green Jobs to teach veterans about sustainability. and Team Rubicon after hurricane Sandy hauling in tools supplies and volunteers form Chicago.
We set up their forward operating base in Rockaway, New York where hosted President Bill Clinton, his daughter Chelsea and the Clinton Global Initiative to assisted thousands of residence effected by the storm.
We have had our challenges. A starter motor fire in VA almost ended our efforts to use the bus.. However, quick action by the veterans saved the day
The forty foot long Crown Super Coach is in Kelso Washington in Kent's Custom Diesel shop for servicing.
From here we will go to Netroots nation to promote the bus as a vehicle for changing perspectives of veterans and disaster relief.
We are a 501C3 non profit made up of veterans dedicated to providing sustainable energy solutions for disaster relief.
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Gordon Soderberg (AKA) The Green Veteran