Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Earth Day in the Foothills 2022
Grass Valley, CA
Apr 23, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Location: Sierra Pines UMC
22559 W. Hacienda Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Topics: EV 101
Cost of Ownership
Environmental Benefits
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

We had a great inaugural Earth Day event!  Approximately 150 folks attended on a beautiful sunny day.  The event started with an opening program that included Shelly Covert, Nisenan Rancheria tribal spokesperson and the "Oak Tree" song by TRXTR.  

In addition to our EV car area (that even included electric Volvo, Mustang and hydrogen fuel electric vehicles), we had a total of 13 community and educational vendors, five live music groups on two stages, a drum circle, theater group, walking labyrinth, two nature photography classes, a games area, storytelling reading and four different presentations.

The day ended up being fun and hopeful, as you can see by this video:  

Finally, thanks to our sponsors, who graciously helped make the day happen:  

  • Levi’s

  • UMC Circuit Disaster Response Committee

  • R.H. Associates

  • Drive Electric Earth Day

  • Margie Joehnck

  • Chris Allan & De Calvert

  • Margie Ballenger

  • Sierra Pines UMC Community Children’s Theatre

photo by: Jeree Waller @ Heartwork Photography
Sign of all our sponsors for the day.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


We are pleased to invite you to join us for “Earth Day in the Foothills,” a regional celebration of Earth Day 2022.This free event will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10am - 4pm.  Sierra Pines United Methodist Church (SPUMC) is the event’s primary sponsor and the event will be hosted on their beautiful 4.5-acre campus, located near Lake of the Pines.  

This zero-waste outdoor event will feature live, local bands, EV car display with owners to answer questions and discuss the many aspects of owning an electric vehicle, water conservation, starting a school garden and more informational booths, sustainable cooking and other demonstrations, nature photography classes, meditative activities such as outdoor yoga classes and labyrinth walking, earth-friendly kids activities, play areas for young and old and more!


Registered Attendees

There are currently 21 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge 1
7 Models 7

Registered attendees report 275,519 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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All DEEM 2025 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of Drive Electric Earth Month.

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