Earth Day activities planned for Thursday

by Josh Hibbard – Horizon Staff Reporter

On April 24, Nelson Kilmer’s physics II students will teach Hesston College a little something about energy use.

The activities they’re coordinating are a part of Earth Day, an annual event designed to raise awareness about environmental issues worldwide.

Scott Cooper, a sophomore at Hesston, helped with Earth Day last year.

Last year's Earth Day featured an electric bike, which students got to drive around campus.
Last year’s Earth Day featured an electric bike, which students got to drive around campus.

“I thought last year was fun, it made me re-think how much useless energy I am using, and what things I could change to help the environment,” he said.

This year the new personal activity vehicle (PAV) will be featured at the celebration. The tricycle is not only is just a bike. It’s motorized to help save energy and the environment.

“It is also called C-Max,” sophomore Tyler Roth explained. “I think it is perfect to travel in for a small town like Hesston.”

That is not the only thing that will be available at the Earth Day event.

“There will be solar powered food, three electric bikes, a Ford Fusion, a parade, and a solar oven for cooking.” Roth said.

Professors Kevin Wilder and Paul Regier, both biking enthusiasts, will also be setting up a bike repair station.

 

 

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