Mountain Line Collaborates with I3 Program to Create Green Stop – Highlights Solar Power, Recycling
A summer project for Missoula County Public School students called the i3 program engaged Mountain Line and a variety of companies to create a bus stop highlighting renewable energy. Thanks to the collaboration of i3 and Mountain Line, the “Green Stop” became possible. Topher Williams with Mountain Line has more:
"We've been working with students from Missoula County Public Schools and their i3 program to come out with Missoula's very first 'Green Stop,'" Williams said. "It's an idea conceived by these students highlighting solar power and recycling. The students actually constructed part of the stop out of recycled glass bottles that will be illuminated in the evening and it's powered using solar power.
Williams said the stop is going to be located at the corner of 39th and Reserve Street in Missoula.
MCPS students Bobby Eckert, Morgan Long, Kaleb Renfro and Keilan Sayer formed the i3 group that conceived the "Green Stop" bus stop with faculty member Michael Dorshorst. Their team took the idea to neighbors in the area of 39th and Reserve to test support for the concept and gather some funding for the project. At Mountain Line the team repainted a shelter and refined its final designs.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new stop will be Tuesday at noon and Williams encourages the public to come and meet the i3 students who helped make this “green stop” possible.