The ECO BUS – Global Visionaries Eco Classroom in Guatemala


Global Visionaries is proud to announce the creation of the ECO BUS; a traveling Eco Classroom that will move throughout La Antiqua in Guatemala teaching the local populace about the importance of sustainable environmental practices.

The bus was given to Global Visionaries in 2011 by a tour guide company named ViaVenture. The brightly colored school bus was driven from the United States all the way to Guatemala during its time with ViaVenture, however it was a surplus vehicle in their inventory. The generous donation was made for the purposes of transforming the school bus into an educational and environmentally conscious unit. The Eco Bus will run on bio diesel which will be donated as well.

The Eco Bus needs a renovation in order for it to be used as a classroom.  Global visionaries had been looking for someone to take on the project and finally found the right fit in Melissa Padavich.

Melissa will be moving to Guatemala as Project Manager for the Eco Bus project in January 2012. She will manage the retrofitting of the bus and design the interior to fit project needs. Melissa will be doing a home stay for three months while creating a portable curriculum that will be used to teach the villagers about the importance of sustainability. Stay tuned for updates!


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