Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Victoria, BC
Apr 22, 2019

Day: Monday, April 22, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Location: Victoria, BC V8V 3G8
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Event Report

The Carbon-free Carpool, Shuttle service and Potluck Food deliveries covered 7,394 emissions-free person kms of travel over the four hours of the event. This translates to about 3600 carbon-free vehicle kilometres or about .85 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided! I'm glad I decide to create a spreadsheet to manage the connections in real time!!

Our volunteer drivers were enthusiastic and flexible, coping well with much welcome rain and the last minute changes in the schedule of events.

We are still hearing from the wedding attendees whose travel was provided for by our EVs and to a person, it worked out better for them than they expected!

We've been asked to offer this service for future events. Many volunteer drivers expressed gratitude for the chance to be part of this national reported event and asked to be included in similar actions in the future.

Below is a link to one national TV report that shows part of our assembled fleet in action.

https://globalnews.ca/video/5192607/green-party-leader-elizabeth-may-weds-on-earth-day


photo by: CBC News, Canada
Carbon-free Carpool and EarthDay Wedding Motorcade organizer, Gerry Gaydos discussing event details with EV volunteers, Dave and Lil Charles with local EV driver/ EV promotion champion, Jan Ostrowski's Tesla Model S in the foreground.

Event Description

 

This event's organizers have not yet agreed to the DEED 2021 COVID-19 safety requirements. Please visit the Events page to find other Drive Electric Earth Day events.

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