The MCEC has just converted a SCCAP Head Start bus into a Mobile Energy Lab! Over the past 4 weeks, an AmeriCorps team and several volunteers spent time painting it, designing, and building interactive activities which will help our community better understand renewable energy generation and energy efficiency!The EnergyBus, funded through an Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Innovative Grant, visited the Bloomington Neighborhood Fair this Saturday at the Farmer’s market to help local residents receive hands-on education in renewable energy and home energy conservationActivities include a solar model car racetrack, a working wind turbine, watt meters that allow participants to better understand how they use energy in their own lives, solar panel exhibits and more! To bring the bus to your neighborhood, park, or upcoming event, please email MoCoEnergyChallenge@gmail.com or call Jackie Duemler at (812)349-3558.
Upcoming Community Events Featuring the EnergyBus include:
- June 10: MCPL Recycling and Sustainability Fair, 1-5pm
- June 11-Near West Side Neighborhood Block Party, 12-2pm
- July 3- Arden Place Neighborhood 4th of July Parade
- July 4- Bloomington 4th of July Parade
The EnergyBus is a collaborative project of SCCAP and the Monroe County Energy Challenge. Learn more about the program and grant here.