Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Learn about Electric Vehicles at Camp Long

We have two upcoming programs about electric vehicles: Thursday’s film night about the electric car, and Steven Lough’s program introducing all kinds of vehicles and their advantages and disadvantages (please see below from more details).

Using electric vehicles reduces carbon emissions, the important element we need to remove in our atmosphere to prevent global warming. While the production of electricity, the production of the vehicles, and the disposal of the vehicles can produce carbon emissions, even electric vehicles recharged from coal-powered electric generators cut carbon emissions roughly in half.

Electric vehicles recharged from cleaner forms of electrical power generation, such as hydropower and nuclear plants, can reduce carbon emissions to less than one percent of those currently produced by internal combustion engines. So cars operated by electric vehicle batteries are cleaner than gas-powered cars.

Come discover electric vehicles at Camp Long the week before Thanksgiving.


“Who Killed the Electric Car” Free
Ages 5 and older
In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. Ten years later, these cars disappeared. This film chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1, examining its cultural and economic ripple effects and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business. The Northwest Environmental Education Council and Camp Long Advisory Council are happy to bring you monthly Environmental Film Nights. The films are free, and we welcome donations.

November 20 Thu 7–9 p.m.


“Introduction to Electric Vehicles”
Ages 8 and older
Hear the advantages and disadvantages of all forms of electric vehicles, including street vehicles, freeway capable and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, electric racing, boats, bicycles, and scooters. We will discuss vehicles powered by bio-diesel, ethanol, compressed natural gas, wind, and solar power, and especially the move toward plug-in Hybrid cars. Steven Lough has been a leader in the electric vehicle field for 27 years. Please register by November 21 by calling 684-7434.

November 22 Sat 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Course #33271
Activity Fee $25

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Seattle Parks and Recreation
5200 - 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
206-684-7434
www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/camplong.htm

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4 comments:

Mexjewel said...

Are we supposed to guess where this event takes place. Even a state (or country?) would be helpful.

Derek Birnie said...

Thanks for pointing that out mexjewel. I beleive the event is at Camp Long in Seattle. Here's a link:
http://www.seattle.gov/PARKS/Environment/camplong.htm

joshua said...

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DNDA Executive Director said...

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for your warm feedback. I hope the blog helps you to build stronger connections to the great organizations and activities in the neighborhood!

Derek