Drive Electric Earth Month
Thousand Oaks, CA
Apr 09, 2022
|Saturday, April 9, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
|Thousand Oaks Community Center
2525 North Moorpark Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
This year, VCREA was invited to participate in the annual Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day celebration at the Thousand Oaks Community Center. VCREA’s participation was 4-part: an interactive booth, static EV display, an EV painting station, and EV workshop/presentation. The booth was stocked with EV information and brochures, a laptop featuring virtual EV ride and drives, as well as a prize wheel to attract kids and their parents. More than 200 individuals participated in our booth’s EV-related game and several more stopped by just to have their EV questions answered. Some of the most common questions revolved around rebates and vehicle range.
VCREA partnered with EV Advocates of Ventura County to bring in 12 different EV models, and a total of 17 EVs. The favorite EV among the kids, and one of the favorite features of the Earth Day event, was the colorful County Chevrolet Bolt. Kids, adults, and even County Supervisor, Linda Parks had the opportunity to decorate the car with washable paints in red, blue, and yellow.
Lastly, VCREA was given a 30-minute slot during the event to present and answer questions about EVs in front of a large audience. EV Coaches Nancy Clarin and Kent Bullard spoke about the different types of EVs, charging, reasons to drive electric, and the future of EVs in Ventura County. Audience questions were mainly about how to choose an EV.
VCREA’s participation in this event was made possible by the help of EV Advocates of Ventura County, as well as several high school volunteers that helped with set-up, supervising the painting activity, and clean-up. We are also grateful for the City of Thousand Oaks for hosting the event.
photo by: Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance
District 2 Supervisor, Linda Parks, takes part in our EV painting activity.
The City of Thousand Oaks and the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance presents...
Electric Vehicle Show
at Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day
Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle but feel like you don’t have enough information to decide? Do you have even a teeniest, tiniest interest in EV technology and want to learn more? Maybe you just want to check out some cool electric cars!
E-bike curious? Bicycle retailers will be displaying their latest offerings in electric bicycles and providing free test rides.
There will also be around 20 booths with a mix of non-profits and City staff on multiple sustainability and gardening topics.
- Kids can try their skill at the ReCyclops bottle toss recycling game, explore their creativity at the eco-art activity area, or check out the all-new bug-themed playground area at the park.
- Your choice - Learn how to cultivate healthy soil through the use of compost and biochar; learn about native plants and how to grow a drought-tolerant garden; and/or find out about the pros and cons of owning an electric vehicle from the “experts” (the vehicle owners themselves)!
- Ventura County Master Gardeners will be giving away five native and drought-tolerant plants per family, and the City’s waste hauler, Athens Services, will be donating free compost to get you started on that drought-tolerant garden! Athens will also be available to answer all your questions about trash, recycling and organics services.
- Participate in the Glenn Garvin Memorial “bicycle rodeo”, a fun and educational activity where kids and adults can learn bicycle safety while navigating a fun course, with a free helmet giveaway to all bike rodeo participants. Ride your own bike or choose one of the different sized bikes provided for the rodeo, your choice!
Can't make this event? Check out more EV's at...
GSA Earth Day |April 22 |12:00 - 1:00 pm PDT @ Ventura Government Center
Pacific View Mall Earth Day | April 22 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Pacific View Mall
Boku Cafe Electric Vehicle Show | April 23 | 2:00 pm - 6pm @ Cafe Boku Superfoods
There are currently 55 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Kia Niro Electric
|Tesla Model 3
|Tesla Model Y
|Ford Mustang Mach-E
|Honda Clarity Battery Electric
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
|Hyundai Ioniq 5
|Tesla Model S
Registered attendees report 436,127 electric miles driven.