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.
“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.