Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Earth Day 2022
Akwesasne, NY
Apr 22, 2022

Day: Friday, April 22, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 12:00 - 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Generations Park
30 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way
Akwesasne, NY 13655
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Event Report

We opened the event with a traditional opening by Angello Johnson, Mohawk, then a welcome by Abraham Francis Environmental Director for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance and Sub-Chief Kenneth Jock said a few words. Les Benedict, SRMT Assistant Director for the Environment division was then given an award for his years of dedication and service from the US Forestry Service.
The event pulled in a total of 4 electric vehicles (2 Kia Niro, 1 Chevy Bolt & 1 Tesla) and 1 plug in hybrid (Kia Niro). 
It was a great event and I believe we may have turned some people in EV drivers. One of the Kia Niro EV's was from a car dealership Berlin City Kia out of Williston, VT. 

photo by: Berlin City Auto Group
3 Kia Niro's at the EV charging station Generations Park, Akwesasne, NY

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 SRMT Environment Division is hosting an Earth Day event on Apr 22 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Generations Park complex. Programs from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and from Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will have booths set up for the attendees as well as other organizations we work in coordination with like the USDA and the US Forest Service.

We will have product and food vendors from the community.

This event will be a zero-plastic and zero-waste event. There will be door prizes for the people who come out to celebrate Mother Earth with us. The one thing we are trying to stay away from is the single-use plastic. No plastic water bottles will be sold or given away because Generations Park has the water bottle filling station in their bathroom building as well as a drinking fountain.

Electric vehicles will be on site to look at and you can ask questions.  We will be showcasing BEVs and PHEVs. Level 2 chargers are available around the Akwesasne community to promote going electric. We are showing the community that EVs are real vehicles and they can go several miles before they need a charge.  Come check out EVs and our charging stations.

Registered Attendees

There is currently 1 attendee registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 35,200 electric miles driven.

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