Seniors at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate auto shop, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, raised money to convert a 1997 GMC Sonoma S-10 pick-up truck from gas to electric. While students studied pollution, they created a vehicle that is useful for the average citizen and much healthier for the environment. The truck uses batteries that are 98 percent recyclable and, by the end of next semester, will have no direct emissions. At its completion in the coming months, the truck will be sold and the proceeds put toward future environmental projects at the school.
To read more, click on “Past Issues.” Go into 2009 and click on Volume 13 No. 15. “The Wheels are Turning” can be found in the left hand column.