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Bill Nye leads solar dedication at Bob’s Big Boy, Burbank

Beaming with the enthusiasm that endeared him to millions of fans, Bill Nye, “The Science Guy” today led

Bill Nye, Bob's owner, Philip MacDonald receiving commendation from Senator Liu's office
Photo caption: Bill Nye, Bob’s owner, Philip MacDonald receiving commendation from Senator Liu’s office

 

 

 the solar power dedication at the famous Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank, CA.  Celebrating its 60th anniversary by going green, Bob’s Big Boy hosted a “Sixty and Solar” dedication ceremony this morning.  Bill Nye was joined by Burbank Mayor Gary Bric and other local dignitaries to inaugurate a 26 kW Canadian Solar photovoltaic panel system installed by HelioPower at the historic restaurant.

Many of the day’s speakers, including Bill Nye recounted their favorite Bob’s memory while applauding Bob for installing solar power.  In addition to Bill Nye and Mayor Bric, the day’s speakers included Gregory W. Ashley, President, Canadian Solar USA; Robert Liggett, Jr., Chairman, Bob’s Big Boy International; Gary Olson, President/CEO, Burbank Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Lance Williams, Executive Director, U. S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles  and Wayne Colmer, Board President, Habitat for Humanity of SF/SCV, the official charity of the Bob’s “Sixty and Solar” celebration.

More pictures from the day’s festivities:

 

Gregory Rosen, President, Canadian Solar USA shares a pre-event conversation with Bill Nye
Gregory Ashley, President, Canadian Solar USA shares a pre-event conversation with Bill Nye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Olson, Burbank Chamber of Commerce speaks, as Bill Nye, The Science Guy, and Gregory Rosen of Canadian Solar USA on podium
Gary Olson, Burbank Chamber of Commerce speaks, as Bill Nye, The Science Guy, and Gregory Ashley of Canadian Solar USA on podium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Nye at Bob's Big Boy Solar Power Celebration
Bill Nye at Bob’s Big Boy Solar Power Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Olson, Burbank Chamber (left), Greg Ashley, Canadian Solar, Bob Big Boy and Burbank Mayor Gary Bric, (far right)
Gary Olson, Burbank Chamber (left), Greg Ashley, Canadian Solar, Bob Big Boy and Burbank Mayor Gary Bric, (far right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lance Williams, USGBC-LA at podium, far left is Wayne Colmer, Habitat of Humanity SF and Robert Liggett, Jr. Bob' International (center)
Dr. Lance Williams, USGBC-LA at podium, far left is Wayne Colmer, Habitat of Humanity SF and Robert Liggett, Jr. Bob’ International (center)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Nye bringing a smile to Bob and Wayne Colmer, Colmer Construction and Habitat for Humanity
Bill Nye bringing a smile to Bob and Wayne Colmer, Colmer Construction and Habitat for Humanity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob's owners, Phil MacDonald and Steve Funkhouser (far left) accept commendation from Robert Liggett, Jr. Bob's International; Jill Funkhouser (far left) holds award
Bob’s owners, Phil MacDonald and Steve Funkhouser (far left) accept commendation from Robert Liggett, Jr. Bob’s International; Jill Funkhouser (far left) holds award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HelioPower's Glenna Wiseman and Jeff Van Dam with Bill Nye at Bob Big Boy Solar dedication
HelioPower’s Glenna Wiseman and Jeff Van Dam with Bill Nye at Bob Big Boy Solar dedication

 

Photographs by Reid MacDonald, RMacProductions