Our Eco-Conscious Practices
Our environmental philosophy is creative reuse of materials. Local industries have donated scrap materials, usable machinery and computers to The Crucible’s Material Reuse Warehouse, providing students with class materials rather than packing landfills.
The Crucible is NOT a drop-off center. Please check out earth911.com for a center near you.
Since May 2006, Crucible’s 56,000 square foot studio has used the sun’s energy to generate much of the electricity we use. During the day, the solar panels absorb sunlight, creating direct current (DC) electrical power that is converted to alternating current (AC) electricity by six inverters. This power is either used by The Crucible or fed back into PG&E’s electrical distribution system.
Die Moto, the custom-built performance diesel motorcycle that has set the world speed record for diesel motorcycles at 130.614 mph. Capable of running on diesel, biodiesel, or straight vegetable oil (SVO) fuels, Die Moto was designed and fabricated at The Crucible by a team of environmentally conscious vehicle enthusiasts, engineers and artisans.
10 Things we do at The Crucible
1. Electrical Usage
2. Reduce, Reuse, and Compost
We use CASS for our metal supply and as our recycler for metal and our sawdust. We also have a compost bin for all our garden scraps.
3. Recycle and Buy Recycled
4. Reusable Chic
5. Smart Commuting
6. People Power
7. Shop Responsibly
8. Save Water
9. Jettison Junk Mail and Go Paperless
10. Green Garden
earth911.com – Recycling Info & Centers
buygreen.com – Green Consumer Products
treehugger.com – For All Things Green
energystar.gov – Appliances & Home Improvement