Sponsors/Partners: Building Industry Association Hawaii, State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP)
October 18, 2012
Event Highlights: Honolulu Clean Cities hosted their Odyssey event during Electric Vehicle Charging Station Training at Building Industry Association’s Construction Training Center of the Pacific. The training gave an overview of the electric vehicle industry and the steps involved in installing related charging equipment. It included a live demonstration of an electric vehicle charging station installation. Margaret Larson, HCC co-chair and the state’s vehicle specialist, gave a presentation on Hawaii’s EV market and the Clean Cities Program. Attendees included contractors and electricians, interested in learning more about Hawaii’s electric vehicle market in order to diversify their business portfolios by including EV services.
Sponsors/Partners: Hawaii’s 17th Annual Children and Youth Day
Attendance: 100 children, consumers
Event Highlights: Honolulu Clean Cities hosted an Odyssey exhibit during
Hawaii’s 17th Annual Children and Youth Day, held in the State Capitol area of Honolulu. The Children and Youth Day event was estimated to have drawn approximately 40,000 attendees and encompassed an area surrounding nine state buildings and a large portion of downtown Honolulu. Children were the targeted audience, and the excited kids were entertained with loads of activities and musicians. The Odyssey Day booth was located in the Green Zone and helped children and parents learn about the different types of alternative fuel vehicles.
Children & Youth Day
State Capitol Grounds
Contact: Jenna Long, Sales Manager, Pacific Biodiesel
Host Site Coordinator: Honolulu Clean Cities
Event Type: Exhibits, Informational Booths, Presentations, Displays Sponsors/Partners: Hawaiian Electric Co.
Attendees: 2,000 Children, Students, Government Officials, Teachers, General Public
Event Highlights: Honolulu’s 2008 National AFV Day Odyssey event was held in conjunction with Hawaiian Electric Company’s fifth annual “Live Energy Lite” celebration. These festivities celebrated October as National Energy Awareness Month and included live entertainment by MANOA DNA, as well as games, prizes and interactive exhibits featuring energy awareness and environmental themes. Those stopping by at the Honolulu Clean Cities booth got to see a miniature model of a hydrogen fuel cell in action. Needless to say, this display attracted young and old alike who were amazed at the potential of using the sun and water to create a renewable, non-polluting energy source for vehicles.
Host Site Coordinator: Honolulu Clean Cities Coalition, Honolulu, HI
Event Type: Exhibits, Informational Booths, Presentations
Attendees: 8,000 Children, Students, Government Officials, General Public
Participating Sponsors / Partners: Hawaiian Electric
Event Highlights: Held in conjunction with Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.’s third annual “Live Energy Lite!” celebration, an Odyssey display was set up to provide the public with information about various forms of energy conservation and awareness and ways they can get involved to help create energy independence. The overall festivities included live entertainment by the Na Hoku Hanahano Award-winning group Ho’okena, as well as games, drawings, prizes, and interactive exhibits featuring energy conservation and environmental awareness themes. Those in attendance were able to take a simple energy quiz to learn if they are energy “hogs,” get tips on how to reduce utility bills, find out how to protect Hawaii’s unique ecosystem and wildlife, ask experts about building an energy-efficient home (or making your existing home more energy efficient), and learn how to get involved in Hawaii’s energy future.
Site: Honolulu Clean Cities Coalition
Audience: General Public, Educators, and Environmental Organization Representatives
Highlights: Vehicle display and demonstration of biodiesel use and production.