Virginia Clean Cities Earth Month Overview

May 3, 2022

Thank you to everyone who came out and saw Virginia Clean Cities at various events during Earth Month!

We kicked off Earth Month on April 6th by attending an event in Richmond where a brand new BrightDrop EV 600 delivery van and a few Hyundai Ioniq 5s were on display at InCharge Energy’s facility in Richmond.

Next up was a doubleheader on April 7th when VCC staff traveled to Woodstock, VA, and Salem, VA, for an EV charger ribbon cutting and an electric school bus demonstration. 

It was then off to the Student Sustainability Summit 2022 at the Staunton Innovation Hub on April 9th where VCC was invited to speak on two panels about sustainable research and community organizations,  show off our E-bike and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and connect with college students from all over the Shenandoah Valley.

On April 20th, here at our office in Harrisonburg, we celebrated the Great Community Give, a sunrise to sunset event that promotes charitable giving to support nonprofit organizations in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. We celebrated with a ride and drive of our three Arcimoto demo vehicles and showed off some additional EVs and alternative fuel vehicles. 

The next day, April 21st, VCC was at Blue Ridge Community College for their Earth Day Celebration. Again, we brought along our E-bike and allowed students, faculty, and staff to test ride it while we handed out informational materials and talked to folks about the benefits of electric vehicles and alternative fuels.

April 22nd brought the Henrico Earth Day & Energy Fair, where VCC joined other groups in sharing information about energy and sustainability initiatives here in Virginia.

On April 23rd, Virginia Clean Cities was represented at three Earth Day events across Virginia! Folks in Front Royal, Staunton, and Virginia Beach could find VCC representatives at their local Earth Day celebration showing off electric vehicle technology and providing information about the benefits of clean transportation. 

The 9th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference took place on April 25th and 26th, at which the Virginia Green Travel program recognized 20 Virginia organizations and seven individuals for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and support green tourism in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia Clean Cities was awarded the “Most Innovative & Impactful Green Project” for its work on the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership. Additionally, VCC’s Sarah Stalcup-Jones received the Virginia Green All-Star Award for her commitment and work on electric school buses and her education and research in the clean transportation industry!

On April 26th, VCC headed to the Virginia Department of General Services in Richmond to show off one of our Arcimoto demo vehicles and let state employees test drive it and see the practicality and potential use case for an ultra-light electric vehicle.

VCC spent April 30th traveling to a Lynchburg VA Event and the Waynesboro Riverfest to hand out more educational materials and connect with folks over EVs and alternative fuels rounding out a fantastic Earth Month.

InCharge Energy Event, April 6th
EV Charger Ribbon Cutting in Woodstock, April 7th
Great Community Give Celebration and Arcimoto Ride and Drive, April 20th
Blue Ridge Community College Earth Day Celebration, April 21st
Henrico Earth Day & Energy Fair, April 22nd
Staunton Earth Day, April 23rd
Green Travel Conference, April 25th
Virginia Department of Government Services, April 26th