Event Highlights: Although the event was not well attended, the amount of press, and follow-up from media was excellent. We were not told until a day before the event that the new mall rules regulate where outside events can be located during what they consider the ʺholidaysʺ, which according to mall regulations runs from October 1st thru January 31st. We were located in an area that was completely not visible. The media actually covered the event, and our local Fox is doing follow-up stories with the members who were present for the day.
Sponsors/Partners: Amphitheater School District
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Event Highlights: Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition celebrated National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey with an automobile show at the Amphitheater School District and an evening event featuring Doug Fine as a speaker. Doug Fine is the author of “Farewell, My Subaru,” a best-selling book which explores the possibilities of living without petroleum in the digital age. Tucson’s Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was in attendance along with Congressman Ron Barber. The Wednesday before Tucson Regional Clean Cities’ Odyssey event, Mayor Jonathan proclaimed the week “Alternative Fuel Odyssey Week” in Tucson. In addition, “An Evening with Doug Fine” also featured a display of three alternative fuel vehicles.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Author Doug Fine at Tucson’s Odyssey event, “An Evening with Doug Fine.” Credit: Tucson Regional Clean Cities.
Sponsors/Partners: Mrs. Green’s World, Pima County Government, HabiStore, author Doug Fin
Attendance: 5,000 consumers
Event Highlights: Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition partnered with the Green Living Fair at the HabiStore to host an Odyssey event. Twenty-five green gurus shared information, tips, and success stories on the many ways to go green and save money. Local experts provided information in green building and remodeling, home energy savings, resource conservation, gardening, landscaping, alternative fuel vehicles, bicycling, waste reduction, rainwater harvesting, and solar power. Alternative fuel vehicle displays included biodiesel, ethanol, compressed natural gas, electricity, and propane. The Green Living Fair was a zero waste event.
Contact: Colleen Crowninshield, Clean Cities Manager
Host Site Coordinator: Tucson Regional Clean Cities – A program of Pima Association of Governments (PAG)
Attendees: 450 General Public, Local Environmentalists, Decisionmakers, Students
Event Highlights: The Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition hosted several events in celebration of National AFV Day Odyssey 2008. The day began with participation in “92.9 The Mountain FM’s Green October” event. Clean Cities displayed an information booth on Odyssey and was on hand announcing the AFV Auto Show in the evening. A short presentation was given to the Pima Association of Governments Environmental Planning Advisory Council about the importance of alternative fuels and vehicles in Tucson, and cake was served to commemorate the occasion. The Clean Cities program was also involved in teaching a class for 6th graders where a short video on ethanol was shown and packets with Odyssey t-shirts were also given to the children so they could remember the day and what they learned about alternative fuels. The day concluded in Tucson with an alternative fuel and AFV show at the Foothills Mall where the local coalition members and their businesses were showcased. Electric, flex-fuel, CNG and biodiesel fuels were all represented among the many vehicles that were on display.
Host Site Coordinator: Pima Association of Governments Tucson Regional Clean
Cities Coalition, Tucson, AZ
Event Type: Displays, Educational Workshops
Attendees: 200 Students, Educators, Government Officials, and General Public
Event Highlights: The event took place on the mall of the University of Arizona. Free food and music from 92.9 The Mountain provided a fabulous way to mingle with students
about the importance and viability of alternative fuels. The Mayor of Tucson, Robert Walkup, began the event with a Proclamation of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day in Tucson, AZ. There were many alternative fuel vehicles on hand, such as CNG, biodiesel, E85, and
hybrid electrics as well as many of the fuel providers. The University of Arizona brought the student built Formula SAE ethanol race car to show. The day was filled with educational opportunities for students and faculty. As part of a student project, a group of enthusiastic 8th grade science students came to see more of the straight vegetable oil vehicle and the conversion kits and how they work.
Format: Fair/Exhibit/Media Event
Audience: General Public, Students, and Government Officials
Highlights: Extensive AFV display.
Format: Exhibits/Ride and Drive
Audience: Decision-Makers and General Public
Highlights: The highlights of this event were the number of cars, high attendance, and the ceremony.