The Oil + Water Project hits Vail Sunday |

The Oil + Water Project hits Vail Sunday

Special to the DailyThe founders of Biofuels Education Coalition, professional kayakers Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt and design fabricator Tom Brunner have teamed up to build the ultimate vehicle to demonstrate biofuels. The machine tours to the Sandbar Sunday from 7-10 p.m.

WEST VAIL – To help ensure the next generation enjoys earth’s playground, professional kayakers Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt, in partnership with the Biofuels Education Coalition, have launched the Oil + Water Project. Warren and Bradt will drive a self-sustaining VW fire truck with a built-in converter that burns only bio-fuels around North and South Americas to promote sustainable lifestyle choices and educate younger generations on all aspects of alternative fuels. They will also be hitting their favorite kayaking spots along the route. The tour stops from 7-10 p.m. Sunday in West Vail at the Sandbar. The inspiration behind this project came from Warren and Bradt’s mutual life-long goal of doing what they love most (kayaking) while simultaneously addressing one of the world’s biggest issues.”I want to help create solutions to the world’s problems in order to maintain a healthier environment and a more conscious global community,” Warren said.

Organizers of Oil + Water created a curriculum to present to schools and communities along their planned route. Featuring the on-board vegetable oil press and waste vegetable processor, Warren and Bradt will demonstrate how it’s practicable to produce biofuels at a local level using locally grown crops and recourses, in addition to sharing basic alternative energy information. “Our ultimate hope is to promote a philosophy that will extend into the next generation and help preserve ecosystems around,” Bradt said.Leg one of the Oil + Water Tour, which covers 16 countries in the Americas, is divided into two phases. Phase I is a 50-city publicity and fundraising tour of the continental U.S., which started Saturday in Steamboat, and continues on until June 30. Warren and Bradt will be presenting to grade-school assemblies. All proceeds for the on-land leg will be donated through the nonprofit Biofuels Education Coalition. The second phase is an overland journey from Northern Alaska to southern Chile scheduled to be completed July 1 through April 1, 2007. For more information, visit

Green futureWhat: The Oil + Water ProjectWhen: 7-10 p.m. today

Where: The Sandbar in West VailInformation: Visit http://www.oilandwaterproject.comVail, Colorado

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