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04/22/2011 07:00:00

Working Toward a Greener Future

Celebrate Earth Day with the Caltech community today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along San Pasqual Walk in front of Chandler and the Red Door.

Chevrolet will have its Volt electric car on display, as well as its new fuel-cell car. Visitors will be able to take a look under the hoods and learn more about the cars. Alternative energy exhibitors at the event include Bloom Energy, a company that builds on-site fuel-cell power generators; Suntech and Verengo, manufacturers of solar energy solutions; and Seesmart LED lights, among others.

Student clubs, including the 2011 Solar Decathlon team, will also be exhibiting at Earth Day. Representatives from Engineers for a Sustainable World—an organization dedicated to sustainable development, scientific problem solving, and social entrepreneurship—will have a display at the event, as will members of the Caltech Community Garden Project.

The popular Kogi Truck will be serving up tacos and other Korean BBQ treats from noon until 2 p.m., with Coolhaus providing architectural-themed ice-cream sandwiches for dessert. Arroyo Food Coop and LifeSource Water will also be on hand for lunch options.

For more information about Caltech's year-round sustainability efforts, visit

Written by Katie Neith