Odyssey Day event on Church Street Marketplace is June 22!
Date: Thursday, June 22
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: On the top of Church Street Marketplace
National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey is the largest, nationwide event dedicated to promoting the use of and educating numerous audiences on alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. This event will include a variety of alternatively fueled vehicles used in Vermont’s fleets today and be an opportunity learn about different applications of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles.
ANR to Present on VW Settlement Funds
Date: June 22nd
Time: 2:15 pm-3:15 pm
Location: 29 Church Street in Burlington
Shortly following the Odyssey Day event above, the Agency of Natural Resources will give a presentation on the VW Settlement Mitigation Funds, including eligible projects for VT fleets. This will take place from . The purpose of the environmental mitigation trust is to fund eligible mitigation actions that replace mobile diesel emission sources with cleaner technology to mitigate the harm caused by the excess nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted by the affected VW vehicles. This presentation/Q&A will take place right after Odyssey Day. Please RSVP here.
EV Showcase and Ride & Drive to take place at Barre Heritage Festival this July
Date: July 29th
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Elk’s Club in Barre, VT
Join us on at the Elk’s Club in Barre, VT to learn about and test drive many of the electric cars models available to Vermonters! This event is free to the public and will provide opportunities to try out multiple cars in one spot, as well as get feedback from Vermonters currently driving electric. Have your questions answered by dealer representatives, Drive Electric Vermont and Vermont Clean Cities, and find out how fun it is to drive electric! Learn more our website.
Event Highlights: Vermont Clean Cities Coalition celebrated the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to improve the environment and reduce dependence on foreign oil during its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey event. The Burlington Odyssey event included electric, propane, biodiesel, and natural gas vehicles from agencies and organizations including Drive Electric Vermont, Burlington Electric Department, The Automaster, Shearer Chevrolet, Casella Waste, Black Bear Biodiesel and Proctor Gas.
Sponsors/Partners: Burlington Electric Department, Burlington Mitsubishi, Casella Waste Systems, ConVerdant Vehicles, Drill Bike, Drive Electric Vermont, Earl’s Cyclery, Freedom Nissan, General Electric, Global Garage Sale, Green Diesels.net, Green Mountain Power, Old Spoke’s Home, One Revolution, Shearer Chevrolet, Ski Rack, Sun Common, Tesla, UVM Aero, UVM Transportation and Parking Services, UVM Transportation Research Center, Vermont Gas Systems
Thursday, October 18, 2012
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Church Street Marketplace,
Event Highlights: The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VTCCC) celebrated National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington on October 18, 2012. The weather cooperated as hundreds of spectators milled about and viewed alternative fuel vehicles. The selection included plug-in electric vehicles, natural gas vehicles, plug-in and biodiesel conversions, and human-powered vehicles, bikes, and bike trailers. VTCCC Coordinator Tom McGrath addressed the crowd and spoke about the Clean Cities’ mission. Special guests Vermont State Representative Kesha Ram and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger also delivered remarks in support of alternative fuel vehicles and sustainable transportation.
Sponsors/Partners: University of Vermont (UVM) Transportation Research Center, Casella Waste Management, Sticks & Stuff, VT Gas, UVM Transportation Services, City of Burlington DPW, DREAM Program, Green Cab, UVM Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO)
Event Highlights: The Vermont Clean Cities National AFV Day Odyssey in Burlington was highlighted by an array of alternative fuel vehicles displayed at the Church Street Marketplace, Vermont’s busiest pedestrian thoroughfare. Featured vehicles included Casella Waste Systems’ CNG rear-loader and hybrid food waste truck; Sticks & Stuff’s pickup truck and boom truck powered by biodiesel they make on site; one of the University of Vermont’s CNG-powered buses; DREAM Program’s veggie oil-powered Volkswagen Jetta; and the UVM AERO vehicle. Participants and attendees learned about various alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, and many were pleasantly surprised with the diversity of vehicles on display.
Contact: Karen Glitman, Program Manager