Carbon Day 2012 -Boston’s Copley Sq.

July 26, 2012 by carbonday  
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    Carbon Day 2012 -Boston’s Copley Sq.

    Join us at the 3rd annual Carbon Day event in Boston’s Copley Square on Dartmouth St. A free outdoor event on Wednesday, Sept 19th, 2012 10am-2pm.

    Featuring an expanded Electric Vehicle and Greenspace Showcase.

    Special Prize: Bring your carbon-related science gadget, costume, sign,
    performance art piece – winner gets $50 and a free T-shirt. Check in at the BU tent at the corner of Dartmouth St and St. James St. with your carbon-related project!

    Electric Vehicle Showcase participants include:
    Boston Gliders – Segways and E-bikes
    Boston Transportation Department
    Con Verdant Vehicles – plug in Prius
    Country Club Enterprises
    eCar of N.E./ Wheego – all electric car
    EVUIS – Boston Map of EVSE chargers now and future
    LivableStreets Alliance: Rethinking urban transportation
    Masschusetts Department of Energy Resources – Clean Cities Coalition – State wide Alternate fuel
    Motoretta – Electric Scooters
    MyBike – Electric Bicycles
    National Sierra Club – Electric Vehicle Campaign
    National Grid/ NSTAR
    South Shore Mobility – Solar Transit Proposal in Hull

    Green Space participants include:
    Apex Green Roofs- Roof products
    Artists in Context
    Boston Parks Department – Boston Wilds, Grow Boston Greener tree planting program
    Cityscapes- green wall examples exhibits
    Clean Air Lawn Care – Electric lawn care equipment
    Friends of Copley Square – Park care programs and member solicitation
    NABB – Back Bay residence initiatives, Sun shine petition, membership solicitations
    Pearl’s Premium – LEEDS certified Grass product
    Urban Ecology Institute

    Supported by:

    Sponsored by Boston University Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and Sustainable Neighborhood Lab and in collaboration with the Electric Vehicle Urban Infrastructure Study (EVUIS).

    Download the Carbon Day 2011 Poster

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