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TEVA of NC Live EVs at the Sustainability Fair
Durham, NC
Apr 29, 2023

Day: Saturday, April 29, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Eno River UU Fellowship
4907 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

First pass highlights:
Our TEVA of NC event group was invited to the annual Sustainability Fair held in South Durham, NC on April 29. This was an outdoor display of full size and Light EVs with an information table. 

The weather was a bit iffy at the start so few attendees engaged with our display until breaks during the program or after lunch when the weather cleared up. 

We did offer rides on our LightEVs: 
 * CycleBoard Elite
 * Trikke Pon-e 2WD

For this event the only EV rides were rides on the Light EVs after signing a liability waiver.

During the session, Mark Smith (your event reporter) gave a talk entitled 
 "Why Your Next Vehicle Should Be Electric"

About 1/10 of the attendees have an EV, and 2/3 are in the process of looking for an EV or finalizing the purchase.

Event Description


Join our display of full size Electric Vehicles (EVs), and Light EVs, at the Sustainable Living Fair in Durham NC.

TEVA of NC is organizing a display of full size EVs and Light EVs to complement the Sustainability Fair hosted at ERUUF on April 29th starting at 9am. A program of talks during the Fair is updated here and below

Some displays we intend to bring:

Agenda for the ERUUF Sustainable Living Fair, Saturday, 4/29, 9:30-2:30 pm
Location: The Fellowship Hall of the Eno River UU Fellowship (ERUUF) 4907 Garrett Road in Durham

  • 9:30-10 am: Check-in, light breakfast, coffee & tea, fellowship, EV exhibits & demos
v10-10:05 am: Welcome, Agenda Overview
v10:05-10:15: Opening Words/Blessing for the Earth & Moment of Silence – Reverend Jacqueline Brett (tentative)
v10:15-10:45 am: What’s Happening in the Realms of Recycling and Composting? Kellye Ducre, Intern, City of Durham, Solid Waste Management Dept.
v10:45-11:15 am: Why Your Next Vehicle Should Be Electric, Mark R. Smith, TEVA of NC (note: time slot change)
v11:15-11:45 am: The Inflation Reduction Act Unpacked, Sharon Bagatell and Arland Eyl, Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)
v11:45-12:15 pm: Recycling Computers and Digital Equity, Cyndy Yu- Robinson, Kramden Institute (note: time slot change)
v12:15-12:25 pm: short stretch & break
v12:25-12:55 pm: The Nightmare in Your Closet, Julie Moore, Founder & CEO of Fiberactive Organics
v12:55-1:25:pm: Encouraging Circularity in Textiles Locally, Kristin Schillings, Coordinator, Circular Triangle
v1:25-2:30 pm: LUNCH, fellowship, EV exhibits and demonstrations, and farewell & thanks!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 7 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Audi e-tron 1
Energica Eva 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model 3 1
6 Models 7

Registered attendees report 408,787 electric miles driven.

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