Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Arbor/Earth Day
Thousand Oaks, CA
Apr 09, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 9, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Location: Thousand Oaks Community Center
2525 North Moorpark Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Event Report

This year, VCREA was invited to participate in the annual Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day celebration at the Thousand Oaks Community Center. VCREA’s participation was 4-part: an interactive booth, static EV display, an EV painting station, and EV workshop/presentation. The booth was stocked with EV information and brochures, a laptop featuring virtual EV ride and drives, as well as a prize wheel to attract kids and their parents. More than 200 individuals participated in our booth’s EV-related game and several more stopped by just to have their EV questions answered. Some of the most common questions revolved around rebates and vehicle range. 

VCREA partnered with EV Advocates of Ventura County to bring in 12 different EV models, and a total of 17 EVs. The favorite EV among the kids, and one of the favorite features of the Earth Day event, was the colorful County Chevrolet Bolt. Kids, adults, and even County Supervisor, Linda Parks had the opportunity to decorate the car with washable paints in red, blue, and yellow.  

Lastly, VCREA was given a 30-minute slot during the event to present and answer questions about EVs in front of a large audience. EV Coaches Nancy Clarin and Kent Bullard spoke about the different types of EVs, charging, reasons to drive electric, and the future of EVs in Ventura County. Audience questions were mainly about how to choose an EV. 

VCREA’s participation in this event was made possible by the help of EV Advocates of Ventura County, as well as several high school volunteers that helped with set-up, supervising the painting activity, and clean-up. We are also grateful for the City of Thousand Oaks for hosting the event. 


photo by: Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance
District 2 Supervisor, Linda Parks, takes part in our EV painting activity.

Event Description

 

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.

The City of Thousand Oaks and the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance presents...
Electric Vehicle Show
at Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day
Kid-Friendly Activities |Free Giveaways | Informational Booths

Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle but feel like you don’t have enough information to decide? Do you have even a teeniest, tiniest interest in EV technology and want to learn more? Maybe you just want to check out some cool electric cars! Whatever your interest level, the City of Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) invites you to join us and the EV Advocates of Ventura County at Thousand Oaks Community Center for an electric vehicle show. 

You'll get a chance to have all your EV-related questions answered and meet real EV owners many of whom have years of EV experience. Stop by and check out our informational booths for EV buying guides and information on rebates and how to get a car charger installed at your home or place of businessSpin the wheel for a chance to win cool prizes like Evie McWheelie coloring pages, stickers, water canteens, pizza, and more! 

E-bike curious? Bicycle retailers will be displaying their latest offerings in electric bicycles and providing free test rides.

There will also be around 20 booths with a mix of non-profits and City staff on multiple sustainability and gardening topics. 

  1. Kids’ Activities - Kids can try their skill at the ReCyclops bottle toss recycling game, explore their creativity at the eco-art activity area, or check out the all-new bug-themed playground area at the park.     
  2. Workshops - Your choice - Learn how to cultivate healthy soil through the use of compost and biochar; learn about native plants and how to grow a drought-tolerant garden; and/or find out about the pros and cons of owning an electric vehicle from the “experts” (the vehicle owners themselves)!  
  3. Compost and Plant Giveaway - Ventura County Master Gardeners will be giving away five native and drought-tolerant plants per family, and the City’s waste hauler, Athens Services, will be donating free compost to get you started on that drought-tolerant garden! Athens will also be available to answer all your questions about trash, recycling and organics services. 
  4. Bicycles - Participate in the Glenn Garvin Memorial “bicycle rodeo”, a fun and educational activity where kids and adults can learn bicycle safety while navigating a fun course, with a free helmet giveaway to all bike rodeo participants. Ride your own bike or choose one of the different sized bikes provided for the rodeo, your choice!

Can't make this event? Check out more EV's at...

GSA Earth Day |April 22 |12:00 - 1:00 pm PDT @ Ventura Government Center
Pacific View Mall Earth Day | April 22 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Pacific View Mall
Boku Cafe Electric Vehicle Show | April 23 | 2:00 pm - 6pm @ Cafe Boku Superfoods 

For more information please contact Nancy Clarin at [email protected]



Registered Attendees

There are currently 55 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Kia Niro Electric 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Audi e-tron 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Honda Clarity Battery Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Kia EV6 1
Tesla Model S 1
12 Models 17

Registered attendees report 436,127 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All DEED 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of Drive Electric Earth Day.

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