National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Galena, IL
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Galena, IL 61036
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Event Report

If I had to use one word to describe our Galena event, it would have to be 'FUN'... You wouldn't normally connect that with climate change, but we had such enthusiastic exhibitors who loved sharing their passion with the visitors - and the weather was beautiful! We made great connections and got our message across to David Simpson and Nick Hyde, the political candidates who attended, as well as the city council, represented by Pam Bernstein. We had solar cooking demos by two different vendors (I bought a solar oven!) and EV's like a Tesla, Nissan Leaf, KIA Niro and the city's Chevy Bolt. We also handed out free 'Boomerang Bags', made by our members, and talked about plastic pollution. 'Ride the Rails' was there gathering support for their Chicago-Dubuque passenger train petition, a local group supporting immigrants rights and helping low-income families, and our new local food, on-line buying club presented their services. Turnout could have been better of course. We'll have to review our strategies for next year. (est. total of 50 attendants)

photo by: Ronald Tigges, Digital Dubuque
The cars: Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro. Tesla Model S arrived a little later...

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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