October News 2012

Clean Energy Odyssey Day to highlight alternative fuel advancements

An alternative fuel auto show, free tire pressure checks and tire inflation, and information sessions about alternative fuels and advanced technology will be featured during Clean Energy Odyssey Day on Thursday, Oct 18 in downtown Harrisonburg.

Clean Energy Odyssey Day, which is free and open to the public, will run from 3-6 p.m. at the Turner Pavilion, about a mile north of The Quad, at 228 South Liberty Street. Free snacks will be available along with opportunities to speak with manufacturers, dealers and vendors who can discuss ways to save money and help the environment with clean, efficient alternative fuel vehicles.

Clean Energy Odyssey Day is a biennial event dedicated to promoting cleaner choices in transportation and sponsored by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC). Odyssey is comprised of numerous green transportation-related events coordinated and hosted by NAFTC members, Clean Cities Coalitions and others. Events take place on a designated date every other year throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

The Harrisonburg event is hosted by Virginia Clean Cities, a non-profit organization that focuses on managing the Clean Cities Coalition. The program partnered with JMU in 2009 and is administered by the university's Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.

To register and learn more about the event, visit http://www.vacleancities.org/events/ or call (540) 568-8896. For more information about Virginia Clean Cities, visit http://www.vacleancities.org.




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