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NCSU is all Charged Up! – according to Marcy Bauer of the NC Solar Center, Clean Transportation team at NC State.

Electric Vehicle owners can now get their charge on while visiting the McKimmon Center, Solar House, Joyner Visitor Center (JVC), and Centennial Campus.

Check out some of the photos from the ribbon cutting below!


Recognizing Excellence at the 6th Annual NC Mobile Care Awards

The constellation of North Carolina’s clean transportation partners recognized four leaders through the 6th NC Mobile CARE awards on April 19th 2012. The awards were given as part of the Eco Driving to Electric: Clean Transportation Opportunities Abound session at the 9th annual sustainable energy conference hosted by the NC Dept. of Commerce State Energy Office. The two day event featured sessions organized by the NC Solar Center’s (NCSC) Clean Transportation program on eco driving, propane and natural gas success stories, Mountains to Sea electric vehicle planning project update). The Center also helped organize an alternative fuel vehicle display and electric vehicle charging station ribbon cuttings at the McKimmon Conference center parking lot in front of the Solar House and around the corner at the Joyner Visitor Center.

Over two dozen NC Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy CARE) nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges from the NC Dept. of Transportation, NC Division of Air Quality and the State Energy Office. The annual recognition awards are sponsored by the NC Dept. of Transportation as part of the NCSC’s Clean Fuel Advanced Technology project to salute efforts in reducing transportation related emissions. Ted Vaden, Deputy Secretary for Internal & External Affairs for the NC Dept. of Transportation presented the awards for leadership in four categories. The recognition for Individual achievements was presented to Jeff Barghout, Director of Transportation Initiatives at Advanced Energy for his pioneering efforts in growing the electric transportation market. Captain Mike Phillips accepted the Fleet award on behalf of the Iredell County Sherriff’s Office for their success in converting 29 police cruisers to operate on cleaner burning, domestically produced propane. Long time biofuels distributor Holmes Oil was recognized in the Fuel/Technology category. Since 2004 the company has provided over 1.5 million gallons of E85 (85% ethanol/15% biodiesel) and B20 (20% biodiesel/80% diesel) to the motoring public at three locations in the Triangle. The Policy/Organization award was given to the Center of the Environment at Catawba College for a variety of Campaign for Clean Air initiatives including Gas Cap and No Idle Toolkits to help drivers reduce harmful emission and save money. A more complete description of the four award winner’s accomplishments is available here.

We are huge fans of Tree Hugger over here at E. Scooter City and always find a ton of awesome information within their site.

Recently they shared a post from a hilarious blogger who calls himself only Mr. Money Mustache. The one and only Mr. Mustache crunched some crazy numbers that break down how high the costs are for commuting not only in terms of dollars but also in the environment.

I highly recommend the post from Mr. Money Mustache if you have 20 minutes to spare, but in case you don’t you can check out the AWESOME info graphic that Streamline Refinance created to break everything down into pretty pictures and numbers :)

What really sticks out are the numbers after a 10 year period. WOW.

Let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to check out both Tree Hugger and Mr. Money Mustache for awesome content!

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Cost of Commuting Infographic
Via: Streamline Refinance

Electric Scooter City would like to welcome you out to the Green Living Project Event at City Hall (222 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601) and in Nash Square this Saturday Oct 15th.

The event, Short Film Showcase and Street Festival at City Hall, will run from 7-10 PM and was put together so local individuals can experience sustainability through film and also to witness the latest local efforts in sustainable tourism, education, travel, wildlife conservation, food and more!

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker will be in attendance and your $20 ticket* includes free beer, wine and food throughout the evening. There will also be live music, raffle prizes ( t-shirts, water bottles, hats, gift certificates etc.) and even gift bags that will be given out to the first 60 attendees!

E. Scooter City is taking part in this great event because we believe in the message the Green Living Project promotes. We will be on site offering up free electric scooter and electric bicycle rides and handing out some free swag!

If you have any additional questions, please visit www.greenlivingproject.com or download the flier below. We’ve also added links to the Facebook page and Twitter page for the event.

We hope to see you out there this weekend!

Download Event Flier

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenlivingproject
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GreenLivingPrjt
Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/greenlivingproject
YouTube: www.youtube.com/greenlivingproject

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*Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome to North Carolina Table in the Convention Center Grand Lobby.