Upcoming & Completed Campaigns and Events
Event planning and details are underway for 2013. Below is partial list of upcoming events. Stay tuned for additional announcements and look for more details below the list:
- 2/6/13 - Electric Vehicles Workshop at U-GO HQ in Philadelphia
- 2/17/13 - Forward on Climate in Washington, DE
- 3/6/13 - Meeting with Senator Rafferty's aid regarding renewable portfolio standard related legislation in conjunction with Sierra Club, Pughtown, PA
- 3/16/13 - West Vincent Township Sustainability Fair
- 4/3/13 - Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society Alumni/student Mixer, U of Penn
- 4/13/13 - Delco Enviro Fair, 9:30 - 2:30 Penn Wood High School, http://www.earthcarecouncil.org/
- 4/17/13 - Academy of Natural Sciences; 3PM - 6PM RARdster will be on exhibit outide Cleantech Investors Conference hosted by BlankRome http://www.blankrome.com/index.cfm?contentID=35&itemID=2695;
- 4/22/13 - Siemens Corporate Environmental Fair (private employee event)
- 5/31/13 - Radnor Memorial Day Parade
6/15/13 - Bellefonte Car Show and Cruise - http://www.visitbellefonte.com/
- 8/10/13 - Butterfly Festival, Hopewell, NJ
- Early Sept - Clean Air Council Greenfest, Philadelphia
- 9/29/13 - National Plug-In Day - Tentatively at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
The Bellefonte Cruise
When: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Where: Bellefonte Centre, Bellefonte, PA
What: The Bellefonte Cruise, held Father's Day weekend, includes an open cruise, a sock hop, all-vehicle show, parade of high performance and classic show cars, motorcycle poker run, and lots more. In 2012 they added New Truck classes, redefined Motorcycle and Car classes, FREE Children's Class registration, and a Sunday Event – HBC 5K Run/walk to benefit Centre County Y!
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Delaware County Envio Fair
When: Saturday April 13, 2013, 10:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Penn Wood High School, 100 Green Avenue, Landsdowne, PA
What: Focus on is on "YOUR GREEN HOME" this year with exhibits and education training in all aspects of greening your living space. The RARdster will be there and you can sign up to take the Green Challenge - Interested in greening up at home, the RAR team will bring the Tesla RARdster to your home, give your family a ride in the RARdster and tell you what options you have and the financial benefits of solar, geo, insulation, lighting changes, etc. More at: http://www.earthcarecouncil.org/
5th Annual "ENERGY & YOU" Conference, Wilson College
When: February 9th, 2013
Where: Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, Wilson College, 1015 Phila. Ave. Chambersburg, PA 17201
What: Speakers take the stage from all areas of sustainability. Renew America Roadtrip will be presenting on current initiatives in clean air, water, national security and investment in renewables in "Eco Dollars Make Sense," and exhibiting the new Tesla Model S - a model for our future "S"ociety.
The Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living is Wilson's home for hands-on environmental education. We provide opportunities for students and community members to interact and experience first-hand today’s environmental issues and solutions.
Those who want to explore sustainability in food production, energy, transportation, land stewardship and community awareness will find opportunities for practical learning at the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living (FCSL). More at http://www.wilson.edu/FCSL
Electric Car Expo - Fred Beans Chevrolet, Doylestown, PA
When: Friday and Saturday, November 2nd & 3rd, 2012
Where: 845 N. Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
What: “This event is much more than just looking at the new electric cars,” says John M. Kachmar, certified Nissan Leaf specialist at Fred Beans Nissan of Doylestown. “It truly is an ‘expo’ with various stations offering literature, displays, working models – and experts with answers to your questions.”
Licensed drivers will be invited to test-drive the 2012 Nissan Leaf, 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV on a short local course, and the showroom set-up will include a Tesla Roadster. Also on display will be the Blink Charging Station.
Presentations and presenters include
“Owning an EV,” Oliver Perry, president of Eastern Electric Vehicle Club
“The EV Project,” Paul Heitmann, Utility Solutions Development for Ecotality / Blink
“Driving America Green,” Michael L. Craner, co-founder of Renew America Road Trip
“Solar Power for Home & Vehicle,” Advanced Solar Industries
“E-Cars Roundtable” with Leaf, MiEV & Volt owners
Refreshments will be served.
Note: Washington DC event to occcur early Spring 2013 after the elections - see above
Philly National Plug-in Day at the Franklin plus Revenge Movie, Ed Rendell+
When: Sunday, September 23, 2012, noon - 4 pm
Where: Franklin Institute Science Museum, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
What: Learn about, ride, celebrate and drive “ELECTRIC” (and maybe win a free iPad)
Clean Air Council GreenFest, September 9, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
When: Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 11 AM - 5 PM
Where: Historic Headhouse Row, Philadelphia, PA
What: Greenfest Philly is the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area. With over 100 exhibitors and vendors, Greenfest is the place to learn about living sustainably while having fun! This event has something for everyone: shopping for local green wares, great food, live music, live demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and more. and the RARdster will be there providing rides to VIPs and raffle winners alike along with Exton Nissan with their Leaf, and Advanced Solar Industries, showing you how to power your EVs from the sun. Don't forget to stop by all three to learn the answers to the scavenger hunt questions and possibly win a ride in the Leaf or Roadster and a vintage RAR t-shirt from the original cross country drive. The festival is free to attend and all are welcome! More info at: http://greenfestphilly.org/
The EV Project Forum - August 16, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: National constitution Center Auditorium, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
What: Learn about the rollout of public EV charging stations from key public officials and individual stakholders like Michael Craner from Renew America Roadtrip. See more below and a transcript of Mr. Craner's speech here:
Butterfly Festival - August 11, 2012, Hopewell Township, NJ
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
What: See more than 20 species of native New Jersey butterflies and learn how to protect clean water and the environment. Explore four family-friendly “Enviro-Zones” with the Butterfly Festival Passport and discover ways in which the Watershed Association models and advocates environmental resource protection in the community. “Individual action is the key to protecting clean water and the environment in our region,” says Executive Director Jim Waltman. RAR will also be there to help get the message across, raffling off rides in their Tesla Roadster hourly to those who are willing to take the Green Challenge along with Nissan who will be demonstrating their new Leaf 100% electric car. The bag monster will be attending and there will be hayrides, a drumming circle, insect safaris, local food and artisans, and live music featuring Eli the Hawk and additional performances by local musicians. Children and families can also take part in a Butterfly Hat & Costume Parade. Call (609) 737-3735 x28 for more info or go to http://www.thewatershed.org/news-and-events/butterfly-festival/ . For press see: http://www.princetonol.com/family/polAnnouncements.cfm?doc_id=7393
ING Corporate Employee Event - April 22, 2012, 12 - 2PM
(Invitation-Only - Contact RAR for details or to arrange an event: info@RenewAmericaRoadtrip.com)
FlavorFest - April 21, 2012, Phoenixville, PA
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 12 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Franklin Commons - 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460
What: Come and enjoy samples of the best food in the area, live music, wine and 15-minute cooking mini classes during an Earth Day celebration. Saturday, April 21, 2012 12 PM - 5 PM. Learn how you can power your commute with solar energy from ASI and see RAR's newest addition - the Nissan Leaf as well as the Tesla RARdster on display from 3-5PM. Purchase tickets at flavorfestivals.com Call 610-291-0873 for more information or go to: http://www.flavorfestivals.com/About.html
"Revenge of the Electric Car" Movie Party - April 21, 2012, Exton, PA
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Exton Nissan Dealership - 200 West Lincoln Highway Exton, PA 19341
What: Exton Nissan, Renew America Roadtrip, and Advanced Solar Industries (ASI) invite you to "SHIFT__the way you move and power your commute" with a movie party featuring a screening of the award-winning film "Revenge of the Electric Car" and test drives in the new all-electric Leaf. In addition, learn how you can power your commute with solar energy from ASI and see RAR's Tesla RARdster and the Leaf in exhibition "acceleration" demos against Exton Nissan's fastest and most economical gasoline-engine competitors. Raffles will be held in support of charity for test rides in the Tesla RARdster and a limited number of "in-car" movie viewing seats, and food and drinks will be supplied. Movie times are 10:30 AM to 12 PM and 12:30 PM to 2PM with rides, demos, and dicussions throughout. More information about the Leaf and Exton-Nissan can be found at: http://www.extonnissan.com/. More information on Advanced Solar Industries can be found at: http://advancedsolarindustries.com/
(Invitation-Only Event - Contact RAR for details: info@RenewAmericaRoadtrip.com)
"Revenge of the Electric Car" Movie Party - April 15, 2012
(Invitation-Only Event - Contact RAR for details or to plan an event: info@RenewAmericaRoadtrip.com)
Delaware County Enviro Fair - April 14, 2012, Wallingford, PA
When: Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 10AM - 1:30PM
Where: Strath Haven High School, 205 S. Prividence Road, Wallingford, PA
What: Coordinated by the Swathmore Presbyterian Church, which received the coveted "Energy Star Congregation" award in 2009, the Fair features local energy and conservation experts, alternative energy vendors, and information booths. This year's fair focuses on "a Taste of the Earth" and "Electric and Hybrid Vehicles," so there will likely be plenty of good things to eat and lots of cool new EVs and hybrids to see, including of course, the Tesla Rardster, a Nissan Leaf from Exton Nissan and possibly one from the RAR family of EVs. More info: http://www.earthcarecouncil.org/
When: Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, reception to 5:30 PM
Where: New Jersey Army National Guard, Joint Training and Training Development Center, 3601 Technology Drive, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey 08640-5225
What: Business development event co-sponsored and keynoted by Rep. Jon Runyan (NJ-3), Chairman of the House Veterans Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee of the Veterans Affairs Committee, with lunch keynote Address by Dr. David Kappos,
(Note: See also annually recurring events below for additional likely appearances later in 2012)
Low Carbon Earth Summit (LCES-2011), Dalian China
When: October 26, 2011
Where: World Exposition Center, Dalian, China
What: Though we can't bring the RARdster, RAR's cofounder Michael Craner will be chairing a session on "How to Enhance and Expand Solar Energy Business" Track 7-1-22, Time: 8:30-10:15 AM, Oct. 26, 2011 (Wednesday) Place: Meeting Room 6, 2nd Floor, DWEC. Topics covered will include solar PPAs and projects in residential and Soho in the United States, tax credits, innovation and protection in this field. Anyone interested in attending or participating, please contact us through the website or at email@example.com. The global low carbon economy wave has attracted attention from almost all walks of life. Particularly after the UNFCCC Copenhagen Conference 2009 (COP-15). Those involved are not just limited to the people involved in policy on economic levels, but include almost every community from politics to technology and the general public. Currently, “low carbon” has become one of the most common phrases in daily life. To make contributions to the development of the knowledge-based economy for control of climate changes, Dalian BIT Conferences, Inc. teams up with China Council of Promotion of International Trade-Dalian Chamber to organize the first Annual Low Carbon Earth Summit with the theme “Leading the Green Economy, Returning to Harmony with Nature.” It will be held in Dalian, China at the World Exposition Center. Tours of Beijing and Tibet can be arranged.
Focus Forward on Green, The Great Frederick Fair, MD
When: September 21, 2011
Where: The Great Frederick Fair, 79 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD at the Grand Rentals' Community Tent
What: Focus Forward on Going Green is a collaboration between the Great Frederick Fair, Geomac Geothermal Specialists and Congressman Roscoe Bartlett's office. The expo will cover two days, September the 20th and the 21st, a Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. It will feature exhibitors and presentations on a wide variety of topics including Geothermal Heating, Green Building, Alternative Energy Education, EV Charging Infrastructure, and Solar PV. Presentations will be held on the main stage of the Great Frederick Fair Community Tent on the 21st only. Also on the 21st, a Tesla Roadster (all-electric, zero-emission sportscar) and EV Charging Station will be on display. RAR will be presenting at 5PM on the 21st and also raffling a ride in the RARdster during the event.
Schedule of events:
2:30 Hagerstown CC
3:00 Monument Foam Insulator's
3:30 Cap City Energy Solutions
4:00 Baltimore EV Initiative
4:30 Mountain View Solar
4:30 FC Office of Sustainability
5:00 Renew America Roadtrip
5:30 Advanced Solar Industries
6:00 Geomac Geothermal
Fairgrounds map: http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com/Map.pdf
Main website for events: http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com/SOE.pdf
Ride Solar with ASI - The Collaboratory, Messiah College
When: September 17th, 2011 8AM - 2PM
Where: Cargas Systems (1310 Marshall Ave, Lancaster, PA)
What: Advanced Solar Industries is organizing the Ride Solar cycling event to support the Collaboratory, a multidisciplinary center of Messiah College. Proceeds from this ride will go towards students' efforts to establish a solar facility in a developing country. Students will gain real life experience by planning and implementing the project in its entirety. Advanced Solar Industries will partner with them on their journey by using the proceeds from this event and by serving as a technical advisor on the project. The cycling event will be a metric century with an option to also ride a 30 or 15 mile loop. What makes the event unique is that the course will take riders past local solar installations. Multiple edutainment opportunities will be provided for riders and non-riders alike. And in addition to participating in the other presentations and exhibits, the RARdster and team will serve as the official PACE car for the kickoff loop. (Beats cycling behind a traditional smog-belching pacer car). Though not pedal powered in the traditional sense, with zero emissions and quiet operation, the RARdster will provide an ideal lead for this fresh air event!
More info at: http://www.ridesolar.org
EV-ent in Macungie
Delaware County Environmental Fair - April 9, Wallingford, PA
There will be an open house at 401 E Lancaster Avenue in Wayne following the parade, with free hot dogs and hamburgers hosted by the Bateman-Gallagher American Legion Post 668.
More info: http://www.radnormemorialday.org/
More Info: http://www.maysiesfarm.org/farmfest.html
Philadelphia Inventor's Symposium
When: Saturday May 15, 8AM to 6PM
Where: Drexel University Randell Hall, Rm. 121
What: RAR'dster Display and series of talks on invention process including "Stimulating
Invention" by Michael Craner, co-founder RAR and President of MediaComm Innovations
Driving the Northeast Green!
On March 29, 2010, the RAR organization embarked on a smaller but no less important Driving the Northeast Green campaign from Boston to Philadelphia. The campaign launched from the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center ("one of America's greenest hotels”) and completed in Philadelphia. Along the way they highlighted renewable-energy leadership and raised money for cooperative charities through a drive-a-thon and fun and unique events that included electric vehicle exhibitions, and raffles for prizes and rocket-sled-like rides in their Tesla Roadster.
One man, his 12-year old son, a lightning-fast zero-emission sports car, and a mission!
"For this campaign I will be taking my son Joey with me to promote our missions of energy policy change and charity."
- Michael Craner, Co-founder, Renew America Roadtrip
Driving the Northeast Green! campaign map
Driving America Green! The Event that Started it All.
On July 29th, 2009, the The Renew America Roadtrip™ (RAR) made history when it completed America’s first volunteer, green, charity drive coast-to-coast in an all-electric sports car.
Route across the US