Drive Electric Earth Day
Apr 13, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, April 13, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||12:00 - 2:00 PM|
|Location:||Olympia High School Carlyon Street Parking Lot
1301 Carlyon Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
This event was held in conjunction with the South Sound Climate Action Convention, so we had an attendance of about 350 people, but most were fully engaged in the conference. There was one session on EVs, which let out onto our DEED event. Of the total parking for the convention, about 15% were EVs and PHEVs. Nearly all were attending the convention; very few came just for the DEED event.
We had about 5 unregistered cars. We marked the parking area for "EV Parking" and conference attendees with plug-in cars who were NOT registered for DEED dutifully followed the signs. This included State Representative Beth Doglio, who just drove her Leaf into our area, looked around for about 10 minutes, then went in to give a keynote address.
We had miserable wet windy weather, which dampened our spirit. People did not gather in the EV area; they went inside where it was warm, and there were cookies.
photo by: Jim Lazar
Wet, windy, and wild at the South Sound Climate Action Convention EV Parking area. April 13, 2019
All attendees and volunteers are required to follow local health guidelines. It is recommended that everyone wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all Drive Electric Earth Day 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.
Please join us at the South Sound Climate Action Convention for a full day of workshops and discussions about how to address climate change through local activism. This is the fourth year for the Climate Convention. The convention is all day Saturday, April 13, at Olympia High School.
As part of the Climate Convention, we will have a designated EV parking area in the Carlyon Avenue parking area near the North entrance to Olympia High School. During the lunch break, EV owners will be available to answer questions about their cars, and in some cases, offer ride/drive opportunities.
Registration for the Convention is NOT required to participate in the Drive Electric Earth Day event in the parking lot. But registration is only $35, including snacks, lunch, and great workshops, so consider joining us for the full day.
Please register to attend using the RSVP button at the top of this page.
For more information about the South Sound Climate Convention, visit: https://southsoundclimateconvention.org/
There are currently 58 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||6|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||5|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||3|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid||2|
|Kia Soul EV||2|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Ford Fusion Energi||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Kia Optima Plug In||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 728,402 electric miles driven.