Drive Electric Earth Day
Friends of Rogers Earth Day EV show
Apr 22, 2022
|Day:||Friday, April 22, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||4:00 - 7:00 pm EDT|
|Location:||Rogers Environmental Education Center
2721 State Hwy 80
PO Box 932
Sherburne, NY 13460
Event ReportOur area was hit hard by a heavy snow storm the Tuesday prior to our event, leaving 30,000 households without power in our area, well into Earth Day. This circumstance created cancelations for attendees, vendors and EV owners. That being said, we still had a great turn out of about 200 people and 17 Electric Vehicles and E-Bikes. We had the grill going for hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, chips and Gilligan's Ice cream. Our Visitor Center was home to the tables for SUNY Morrisville Educators for Renewable Energy and Environmental Ed programs, as well as a professor with live reptiles including a milk snake and gecko. Intelligent Green Solutions, Livingston Energy Group, Chenango County Planning Dept. all had info and handouts. We had a raffle table with 17 great prizes such as a drone, microscope kit, bird quilt, and a candy basket. Local groups included the Mid-York Mycological Society, Chenango Bird Club, Bullthistle Hiking Club, Wheels in Time Diecast museum, Knapp Knoll Woodworks, Boise's Bees, Ginny Marris Artist. Jenni's Music offered musical play for the kids and our Educator offered pressed flower/leaf bookmark making for kids. We did partner with BEEKMAN 1802 for a Goat milk soap giveaway and received a Kindness Grant to cover the cost of our Veggie Plant giveaway as well. Kids were able to pick their favorite plants to take home and grow and the parents got to take a bar of this luxurious natural soap, it was a big hit!
photo by: Heather Tehan, Director of Development Friends of Rogers
One lane of cars at the Friends of Rogers Earth Day EV show and Earth Fair, Sherburne, NY. Livingston Energy Group brought a mock Charger to show.
Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center is hosting an EV show and Earth Fair this Earth Day, Friday April 22nd, from 4-7 pm. This is a Free Family Friendly event!
Come talk with electric vehicle owners showing their cars and ask all your questions about driving electric vehicles in Central NY. Along with the DEED EV show, Friends of Rogers will have several local energy, educational, environmental, and outdoor groups on hand in the Visitor Center as part of the Earth Fair event. Groups include the Bullthistle Hiking Club, Chenango Bird Club, Intelligent Green Solutions, Sherburne Electric, Chenango County Dept of Planning & Development, Livingston Energy Car Chargers, Boise’s Bees, Knapp Knoll Woodworks, Mid-York Mycological Society, SUNY Morrisville Professor Eric Diefenbacher will have herps and reptiles, SUNY Morrisville Faculty from the Renewable Energy and Environmental Conservation departments will be available to discuss careers in the environmental or renewable energy fields.
Jenni Larchar, of Jenni's Music, will be playing songs and entertaining the little ones and we will have a Kids craft area. Crafters that use natural and recycled materials will be on site as well. Food will be available to purchase. Everyone is welcome to bring their EV to show, talk to interested attendees about your EV, and give rides, depending on COVID-19 safety restrictions as the event gets closer.
All car owners that show their car will receive a ticket to enter into a raffle for prizes as a thank you for showing your car. Raffle table for attendees will also be loaded with prizes. Giveaway table will also be loaded with literature and items for you to choose.
Riders will be asked to register at the event tent to receive a wristband to be able to ride. There is no charge, only a survey to fill out.
We have lots of Wildlife at Rogers Center, fish to feed and 6 miles of hiking trail to explore. Bring your family and check out the EVs, learn about sustainable energy, enjoy music and crafts and celebrate Earth Day with Friends of Rogers!
There are currently 41 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||5|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||2|
|Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD||2|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||1|
|Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 266,127 electric miles driven.