A fleet of biodiesel
buses, 300 people, and Sean Penn will leave from the Coachella Festival in California today
on Penn's Dirty Hands Caravan
to New Orleans. The tour is not scheduled to arrive in New Orleans until May 4 and will stop at cities along the way for the activists on board the biodiesel buses to volunteer in various communities. In exchange for their service, caravan participants will have their food, water, transportation and campground accommodations paid for. Penn and other organizers aren't telling the activists what sort of work they need to do in the communities where they'll stop; they're just asking that the people do something. The idea, Penn said in a statement, is to "empower young people to stand up for what they believe in, with its longevity based on inspired individuality and pride." Not a bad way to spend the week. In case any AutoblogGreen
readers are getting their hands dirty, reports and pictures
would be appreciated.