Created on Thursday, 19 April 2007 07:00
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2007 07:00
Hybrids. Biodiesel and veggie oil trucks and cars. EVs. Electric Bikes.... Come one, come all. Mad River Valley and Central Vermont residents are invited to congregate with their clean, green, and environmentally friendly cars and trucks on Saturday, April 21, at noon at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield.
Owners/drivers of biodiesel vehicles, veggie oil vehicles, hybrid cars and trucks, electric vehicles, propane vehicles and other alternative fuel vehicles are encouraged to bring their rides to the parking lot of the Big Picture Theater at 12 p.m. this Saturday for "High Noon for High Emissions." The green car (and truck) rally is one of the features of the "Mad River Energy Day" which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Big Picture and is part of the Seven Days for the Earth.
"We want to show that everyone can take a step toward reducing their contributions to global climate change," said Erin Russell-Story, one of the Energy Day organizers.
Alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles reduce air pollution emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce our dependence on oil - especially foreign oil.
"So many people are already doing the right thing with the cars they drive. Look around. How many hybrids do you see in single day? We want to bring those folks together to celebrate and to spread the word about how easy it is to reduce the carbon footprint of your driving habits," said Dennis Derryberry of the Mad River Sustainability Group.
For more information about Mad River Energy Day or Seven Days for the Earth, visit www.bigpicturetheater.info
MAD RIVER ENERGY DAY
Presented by the Mad River Sustainability Group (MRSG)
Saturday, April 21
11 am to 5 pm; free to the public
11:00 - Energy Day begins; FREE compact fluorescent bulb for the first hundred people who come to the show. Bring an incandescent to swap out of service or just take home the new standard. Giveaway sponsored by Open Hearth/MRSG.
11:30 - Presentation: Energy Star Homes' Jeff Gephart will explore energy efficiency in homes as well as the Energy Star Homes program of Efficiency Vermont for new construction. Gephart will have literature and program application forms, including the economic benefits and subsidies available to participants.
12:00 - "Green" Vehicle Rally, "High Noon for High Emissions": Come down in hybrids, veggie cars, EVs, electric bike, roller skates, on foot, etc. Rally with the growing community who have made a very simple change in their lives to reduce the carbon footprint of their driving habits!
1:00 - Film: <MI>Kilowatt Ours - A Plan to Re-Energize America<D> presented by April Smith. Filmmaker Jeff Barrie exposes dangers of the coal industry while inviting viewers to create a "net zero energy" nation through conservation, efficiency and renewables. This is a special 20-minute preview of the new national edition due for release this fall!
2:30 - Presentation: Cellulose Superinsulation, Bill Hulstrunk of cellulose insulation manufacturer National Fiber will discuss the ecological and economic benefits of the highly efficient and 100 percent recycled insulation - cellulose - which also offers significant benefits in fire resistance, insect resistance, and soundproofing.
4:00 - Presentation: James Moore of VPIRG will review the status of statehouse energy and climate change bills.
5:00 - Energy Day powers down.
AND MORE . . .
ALL DAY EXHIBITORS: Displays, demonstrations and information from the Bobbin Mill, Builders for Social Responsibility/Vermont Builds Greener, Comfort Shade, Earthbound Services LLC, Firefly Solar Store, HouseNeeds Inc., Marvin Windows, Vermont Biofuels Association, VNRC/VECAN, plus a balloon car track -- renewable energy fun for kids of all ages!
SATURDAY EVENING FILMS - Beginning at 6 p.m. the Big Picture will screen Who Killed the Electric Car?
and The Corporation.