210 Colchester Avenue Farrell Hall 119
Burlington, VT 5404
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