ETSU to hold Plug In Day
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 01:09
East Tennessee State University will hold an alternative transportation and National Plug In Day event on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ETSU Farmers Market.
The goal of the event is to expand knowledge of cleaner transportation options, including biking and electric cars.
The event is sponsored by ETSU’s Department of Sustainability, the ETSU Farmers Market and PlugInAmerica.org, an organization of RAV4-EV drivers, former lessees of Honda EV+, GM EV1, Ford Ranger and Ford Th!nk City electric cars and advocates of energy independence and clean air.
The organization’s goal is to accelerate the change to electric powered cars to reduce petroleum use and improve the global environment.
There will be booths with information available about cleaner ways of transportation from ETSU Adult, Commuter, and Transfer services, Buc Bikes, ETSU Parking Services and East TN Clean Fuels Coalition, which is an organization that seeks to expand the use of alternative fuels and alternative vehicles.
There will also be five electric vehicles, including a Nissan Leaf, a Chevrolet Volt, and a GEM Electric Cart on site.
Companies and organizations in attendance at the event will also give away free T-shirts.
“I hope people will gain more knowledge about electric vehicles and the available transportation choices we have on campus,” said Kathleen Moore, director of the ETSU Department of Sustainability.