Drive Electric Earth Month
Taos Earth Day
Apr 22-23, 2022
|April 22-23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|10:00 am - 6:00 pm MDT
|Taos Community Auditorium and Rio Fernando Park
143 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
410 La Posta Rd
Taos, NM 87571
Event ReportEarth Day in Taos has traditionally been well-attended, with broad sponsorship for diverse activities. Unfortunately, due to chilly weather, wildfires, heavy smoke, and high winds, the Friday event was cut short and had very few visitors. The Taos Environmental Film Festival also suffered from extremely low attendance (after the morning school screening).
photo by: Renewable Taos, Inc.
Upper left: Paula Claycomb, David Munoz, Emily Gillespie. Upper right: Matt Weyer being interviewed by a student member of TrueKids1. Vehicles include Tesla Model Y, Nissan Leaf, VW ID4, Chevrolet Volt, Tesla Model 3.
Renewable Taos, Inc., (RT) a non-profit in Taos, New Mexico,
is co-host two Drive Electric Earth Day events this year. First, the Taos Environmental Film Festival
is scheduled for 4/22-24 at the Taos Community Auditorium. RT will participate at the film festival most
of the day on Friday, after a morning litter pickup event coordinated by the
local governments. RT is planning to
have several EVs in the auditorium parking lot adjacent to the EV charging
stations, and an information table in the auditorium lobby. Various banners will be displayed and
handouts will be available. Door prizes,
free food and other enticements will be offered.
On Saturday, RT is participating in Family Fun Day with the Taos Land Trust at Rio Fernando Park. This event will be scaled back a bit from the Friday event, and will include several EVs and an information table. At both events, volunteers will be on-site to explain the finer details of driving electric, and there will be opportunities for ride and drive participation, virus permitting.
There are currently 10 attendees registered.
Registered attendees report 3,000 electric miles driven.