Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Shell Point EV Show
Fort Myers, FL
Apr 22, 2022

Day: Friday, April 22, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: 17281 On Par Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Event Report

Earth Day Celebration and EV Show at Shell Point, Tribby Art Center, April 22, 2022, 9 to 1, featured

·      ten tables with wonderful displays from local environmental organizations and volunteers to discuss their work.  Thanks to Calusa Waterkeepers, Citizens Climate Lobby, Climate Reality Project, CROW including a visit from a live Gopher Tortoise and Great Horned Owl, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Future Forestry, Keep Lee County Beautiful, RESET Center, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and Shell Point volunteers.

·      ten electric cars, including different models of Tesla, a Nissan Leaf, a Ford Focus Electric, a Smart fortwo Electric Drive cabrio, a Rav4, and two Toyota plugged-in hybrids, and four electric bikes (thanks to Pedego of Fort Myers).  We were grateful to the EV owners who responded to our outreach at Shell Point and through SWFL EV owners facebook page and the National Drive Electric America network and came to show their EVs and talk about their experience with 20-30 people and sometimes give one or two test rides as well. Pedago gave 8 test rides and spoke with several dozen people in addition.

·      Andrea DeCostole from Tesla Naples and Ellie Hidalgo from Tesla Fort Myers giving a slideshow presentation and answering questions about the history and vision of Tesla, its  EVs and even solar tiles.  We also had a short slideshow about the environmental benefit of EVs made by our Green Team.

·      tasty plant-based food and drink provided by the Green Cup Café caterers, who brought various teas, waters in cans, nachos, vegan lobster salad, and ssndwiches, all served on compostable bamboo plates and cups.


photo by: Photo Credit: Shell Point Retirement Community.
Shell Point residents enjoyed learning about the environmental benefits of electric bicycles from Lisa Badolato, co-owner of Pedego Electric Bikes.

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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 Green Team at Shell Point is hosting an EV Show at the Tribby Art Center on Earth Day, from 9 to 1 pm.  Join us to see EVs, including plug-in hybrids and electric bikes, take test rides, and talk to owners.  There will be a lecture about the history of Tesla at 10.  Various local environmental organizations, including ones at Shell Point, will be on hand to share information about their work.  A plant-based caterer will be selling tasty food.  Tours of Shell Point's chiller plant will be offered.



Registered Attendees

There are currently 12 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
4 Models 4

Registered attendees report 196,000 electric miles driven.

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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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