A little over a month ago, a group of students started lugging a Jimmy Carter-era solar hot water panel from Unity College in Maine to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. The aim of their 630-mile journey? Convince the Obama administration to install solar panels on the White House. At the time, their idea -- which was shared by a host of other individuals and organizations -- was rebuffed.
Students from Unity College in Maine join prominent environmentalist Bill McKibben next week for a road trip, carrying a very old solar hot water panel from their college campus to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.