is for people interested in electric, hybrid and alternative fuel
vehicles as well as human powered things like bicycles.
launch of our
Sustainable Transportation Club and the
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
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:
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
- 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
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 – email@example.com
by calling 310-450-7419 or by going to www.sustainabletransportclub.com
sign onto a mailing list.
You can go to www.dontcrush.com
more information about their efforts.
Sign on the Sustainable Transportation Club
Mailing list to help create a lasting transportation system that
is part of quality sustainable communities
Feel free to contact us at
310-450-7419. or email us by
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
- Updates on how other clubs are developing and solving their
- Nuts and bolts of how to get alternative transportation
working in your area
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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.