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Gain Fame & Fun with Smart Commuting

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Sep 8, 2020 11:47:00 AM
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Interested in being part of the electric vehicle (EV) charge station network that is popping up like wildflowers across Colorado? Curious about offering your employees commuting options that will get them to work on and save everyone money? Want to learn more about transitioning your business's fleet to electric? Eager to adapt to changes caused by COVID-19 to keep your business going... even from home?

In tomorrow’s Actively Green Smart Commuting and Alternative Guest Transport Workshop, professionals from Holy Cross Energy, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, and Climate Action Collaborative will connect your business with the resources, tools, guidance and knowledge you'll need to retain your competitive edge, reduce operational costs while improving employee benefits, and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, which as you likely noticed, has a very uncertain conclusion.

Participating businesses, employees and curious community members may also be surprised by what they learn! Not all may realize that changes in state- and county-wide transportation infrastructure and assets are inevitable over the next few years. These changes, and what they will entail, are educated predictions reflective of the Colorado Energy Office’s current expectation that just nine years from now, one million EVs will be traveling the I-70 corridor each year!

One million is a large number, but how does that compare to Colorado’s population?, you might wonder. This would be a thought bubble to be proud of if you were wondering the same thing, since this is less than 20% of the state’s population. However, one can begin to imagine how that proportion might grow as electric vehicles continue to become available at lower and lower prices. Not to mention, if you take advantage of Eagle County’s annual spring season EV rebates, you could be putting money in your pocket to trade in that gas-guzzler you have parked outside. Wouldn’t that be nice right now?      

Not convinced this workshop will be worth your time just yet? Consider this. Climate Action Collaborative staff Kim Schlaepfer and Malik Geraci will add to your Build Back Better perspective by sharing the status of our local transportation systems' efficiency and utilization, but that’s not all. Fortunately, they won't leave you questioning what to do next after they share a multitude of solutions that will be easily accessible and adoptable when you open up the Collaborative’s Smart Commuting Toolkit. Specifically designed to benefit Eagle Valley businesses and their employees, the Climate Action Collaborative’s Smart Commuting Toolkit is so easy to use, it will bring a bit of fun back to your life that was stolen away by Coronavirus. With that, we are confident that we will see you there.  

 

IF YOU GO…

What: Actively Green Smart Commuting Workshop
When: Wednesday, September 9, 3 p.m.
Where: Virtual Visual of Walking Mountains Science Center Borgen Precourt Center for Sustainability, Avon
Cost: Free
More information: Visit www.walkingmountains.org/AG or call 970-827-9725 -136 

 


 

SOURCES

 

https://energyoffice.colorado.gov/zero-emission-vehicles/colorado-ev-plan-2020#:~:text=The%20vision%20for%20the%20Colorado,duty%20vehicles%20being%20zero%20emission.&text=Find%20the%20Colorado%20EV%20Plan%202020%20here.

 

http://garfieldcleanenergy.org/ev2019/

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