The EcoCAR 2 team at NC State University joined a local Raleigh high school for its annual sustainability day. The school is committed to teaching students about sustainability, especially in automotive design. The event featured organizations specialized in urban farming, recycling and alternative energy resources.
This was the third year Cardinal Gibbons High School hosted the event and members of several school clubs had displays that highlighted their conservation efforts. Coffee, lunch and music were provided to the visitors and presenters to create a pumped-up atmosphere. Local and national organizations attended, including Burt’s Bees!
This event was not all fun and games, as teachers expected the high school students to complete a worksheet about the different sustainable organizations, companies and competitions around the Triangle-area. Communications assistant Claire Basista asked the students various questions about sustainability and automotive design. When the students answered correctly, they got an NCSU EcoCAR 2 water bottle, and if not they were encouraged to try again!
This event enabled the high school students to learn more about how they can get involved with automotive technology vehicle competitions, but also about the amazing opportunities that come with competing in the EcoCAR 2 competition.
CGHS’ Sustainability Day is definitely an event that NCSU EcoCAR2 will revisit next year and the team thanks everyone involved for educating students in sustainability!