The other day, I told you about about how the Morris K. Udall Foundation was making its annual cross-country trip promoting environmental and Native American issues and how this year it is doing under biodiesel power (see my post from June 12th).
The Philadelphia Enquirer caught up with the group at one of its first stops after leaving Washington, DC:
The group arrived Tuesday in Philadelphia from Washington and spent the night in a dormitory at Temple University.
“Here in Philadelphia, we’re looking at water quality and biofuels,” said Bret Strogen, 25, a Udall scholar from Berwyn and a graduate of the University of Delaware.
(Eli Zigas, a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa and a spokesman for the group said) the yellow and green bus with blackened windows draws second looks from the curious.
“People stare at the big, shiny bus,” Zigas said. “It’s grabbing attention.”
Savanna Ferguson, 23, a graduate of Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Wash., viewed the trip as an adventure.
“I’m looking forward to spreading our message, writing for the blog and meeting new people and seeing new places,” she said.
You can view the bus trip blog at http://blogs.udall.gov.