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This is for people interested in electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles as well as human powered things like bicycles.

Successful launch of our
Sustainable Transportation Club and the

Electric Vehicle Event.

Building Sustainable Transportation –
a next step.

The event on Saturday the 10th was a wonderful gathering and a great step forward. The event drew a great group of people with around fifty people showing up. The Don’t Crush people are a great group that shares many Green Values. It was good to build bridges between them and the local greens as well as to celebrate the victory in saving the RAV 4 EV's.

Both Paul Scott and Chelsea Sexton gave informative and impassioned presentations about how they went about saving the Electric Vehicles and how Toyota responded so well to the protests. It was a great example of how community organizing can make a difference and all it takes if for people to show up and do what they can.

Russell Sydney presented the kick off of the Sustainable Transportation Club as a local group dedicated to getting people on the Westside into clean transportation with the least oil dependency possible. We got over thirty people signed up on the clubs mailing list, which is growing rapidly. The group will be working to encourage and facilitate sustainable transportation.

One of the things that really made the event a special occasion was when Santa Monica City Council member Kevin McKeown presented Paul and Chelsea with a commendation from the City of Santa Monica. They were beautiful official looking documents. Chelsea was very taken by the fact that Kevin had researched her activities and even knew about her chasing the doomed EV1’s as trucks were hauled them off to be crushed.

Over twenty electric vehicles

The event included having everything from cars down to standup electric scooters. Here is the list of electric vehicles present:

  • RAV 4 EV's – 8-9 of these
  • Revas – 2 of them. These neighborhood electric vehicles can be purchased for soon.
  • Gems – 2 each, these are the golf cart looking things available from the Chrysler dealers
  • Electric service vehicle – looks like a parking meter scooter
  • Kilowatt – this is a fully functional electric vehicle made in the 1950’s
  • Miles ZX40 – an import neighborhood electric vehicle that is being prepared for market
  • Electric motor scooters – two different makes with three machines total, these are the second vehicles that you can still purchase and they are getting better by the month.
  • Two electric bicycles
  • A standup electric scooter


In addition we had a newspaper reporter and at least two film crews recording the event. Michael from the Cycle Santa Monica list serve was able to get word to a film crew working on a documentary about alternative fuels. Good shot Michael. Anthony Rodgers was on had to help the other filming along with Kelly Olsen, which will be used in future cable TV programming on sustainability.

Thanks to Will Yeager who tabled the event for us as well as bringing the canopy and tabling supplies that let us create a good focus for the people on Ocean Park. Will and Anthony also helped to create this successful event with a strong tabling effort at last weeks Wednesday farmers’ market.

Thanks to all of you who helped get word out about the event.

This event is an important part of what we are trying to do. This includes actually getting people out of their gas-guzzling beasts and creating a sustainable transportation and it is more than that. This is to do with getting people organized around the things they care about.

 

If you would like to contact us about this you can do so by emailing us – info@dontcrush.com or sustain@rsydney.com or by calling 310-450-7419 or by going to www.sustainabletransportclub.com to sign onto a mailing list.

You can go to www.dontcrush.com for more information about their efforts.

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Feel free to contact  us at  310-450-7419. or email us by clicking here

Each of you has a unique role to play and that role becomes more powerful by joining with like minded people. This mailing list will allow you to receive information on the following:

  • Information about the meetings and events from the Sustainable Transportation Club
  • What makes and models are working and how to solve problems that come up
  • How to improve the performance of existing technology
  • What others are doing to solve their sustainable transportation needs
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We welcome anyone who wants to work to help make this happen. You may e-mail us by clicking here to let us know how you want to help.

You may want to learn what else you can do and how the community based organizing works. One of the people involved in this effort helped to start the farmers' markets in California including one of the first twenty Farmers' markets in the state. The History of the Farmers' Market Movement in California is a book that will show you how community based organizing can help change our way of life.   Click here to find to find out more.

We are interested in taking positive steps to build sustainable transportation systems. We are associated  with the Green Party and we welcome anyone who wants to create positive solutions to our changing times.

Thank you for doing your part


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Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-450-7419