Cloe Whittaker and Tyson Jerry, founders of Driven to Sustain, stopped by Rock Bridge High School on Tuesday to give a presentation about sustainability to an environmental science class.
Whittaker and Jerry, both Canadians, are traveling around the United States and Canada in a van fueled by vegetable oil in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest journey by car using alternative fuel. By the end of their trip, the two will have driven through every state and province at a total of 28,000 miles. Their progress can be tracked online at driventosustain.ca.
Although Whittaker and Jerry know using waste vegetable oil is not a solution for everyone, "It's a symbol of the alternatives you could take," Jerry said.
Throughout their journey, the pair has been stopping at classrooms to educate students about sustainability and alternative fuels.