National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Frenchtown Green Fair

Day: Saturday, September 28, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 11 am - 5 m
Location: Frenchtown Green Fair
Old Frenchtown Field
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
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Event Report

We were joined by the Mayor of Frenchtown NJ, Warren Cooper, who toured the entire display and talked to the owner-drivers. More than a hundred other attendees of the Frenchtown Green Fair visited, and next year the organizers want to feature the plug-in vehicle display more prominently so we get more foot traffic (700-1000 folks were at the Fair! The drivers had a wonderful time talking to each other and to the interested public. Very grateful for the tremendous success of our inaugural National Plugin Day event and look forward to repeating next year!


photo by: J. Isaacs/Bucks County Renewables
Mayor Warren Cooper of Frenchtown NJ takes his hat off to electric vehicles! Foreground: 2013 Chevy Volt owned by Michael Rupprecht of Hillsborough NJ, background: 2013 Nissan Leaf owned by David Kemp of Oldwick, NJ. *** I forgot to put this part in my event report so I'm sneaking it in here -- sorry! A round-trip total of 642 oil-free miles were driven by plug-in owners to attend our display and I kept track of it on a whiteboard during the event! Also made personalized show cards for all the vehicles with the NPID logo showing how many oil-free miles they'd traveled to get there ... Thanks for making it all so easy! ***

Event Description

 

We anticipate over 100 green vendors and over 1000 visitors at this year's Fair. With various speakers, activity tents and much to learn and see, it will be a true celebration of sustainability!  Our keynote speaker is Mike McGrath, host of the nationally syndicated public radio show You Bet Your Garden, on "Everything You Know About Composting is Wrong.". 

Featured speakers:  Christine Waltermyer, Founder and Co-Owner of the Natural Kitchen Cooking School, presenting "Decadent Rice-based Desserts." 

Maya van Rossum, of the Delaware Riverkeeper, on fracking and how it affects the Delaware River Watershed. 

Eyes of the Wild, live animal show, hosted by the fantastic and zany Travis Gale.

Rutgers Landscape & Nursery presents a Touch-a-Bug Children's Workshop.

Rob Fleming, Director of Sustainable Design Program at Philadelphia University,will discuss Beyond Green; How Can Sustainable Design Transform Our Lives.

The Alternative Fuels Area will present conversion & production EV's, plug-in hybrids, and other alt-fuel vehicles, providing an opportunity for interested visitors to speak with owners, drivers, and dealers.  We look forward to a great turn-out of cars for the 2013 Frenchtown Green Fair.  Exhibiting is free for private owners; dealerships will be charged our standard low vendors' fee. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 16 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Other 3
Nissan LEAF 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
5 Models 8

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.

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PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

BRASS LEVEL SPONSOR

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