Popular band highlights biodiesel use in Michigan college town

By | May 01, 2006
Like elsewhere in the country, biodiesel use is growing in the city of East Lansing, Mich. Members of the rock band Guster joined city officials on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus to celebrate the city's one-year anniversary of using B20. The city, MSU and the band highlighted how they all use biodiesel in their vehicles to minimize their impact on the environment.

Guster was in East Lansing for a performance at MSU as part of the Campus Consciousness Tour, which raises awareness in college towns about sustainable practices like using biodiesel. Their tour bus is fueled with B20.

"Today we are excited to bring our Campus Consciousness Tour to a city that is already living what we are promoting in our environmental education tour," said Adam Gardner, guitarist/singer for Guster. "The city of East Lansing, Michigan State University and our band are all reducing the amount of 'earth-eating' we are doing by using a blend of B20 biodiesel in our buses and fleets."

MSU started using biodiesel blends campus-wide in all its diesel vehicles last fall. The city's Department of Public Works uses biodiesel in 39 of its vehicles and equipment.
"We're excited to be using this alternative fuel that will reduce emissions and make our city a cleaner place to live," said East Lansing Mayor Sam Singh.
The event was sponsored by the National Biodiesel Board and Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.
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