The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition is involved in numerous projects throughout the year . We involve a diverse range of individuals through working with public and private agencies, local non-profit organizations, and citizen action groups to accomplish our goals. Some projects that we are consistently involved in include informative webinars, film screenings, legislative action, meetings, and financing operatives.
We partnered with the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition to provide an Electric Lawn Mower Virtual Lunch & Learn. A panel of experts discussed upfront costs, purchase incentives, funding, operation, and fueling.
A free virtual film screening of the Dutch film, 'Why We Cycle'. We collaborated with Local Motion to offer a panel on the effects of cycling on people, societies, and communities.
In 2018, the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition at The University of Vermont’s Transportation Research Center worked with Steven Wisbaum, owner of Eco-Equipment Supply Co., Green Mountain Power (GMP) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to compile data on fuel consumption rates for commercial lawn mowers. PBS' MoterWeek came to the Burlington Waterfront in August, 2020, to get footage of the City of Burlington’s Mean Green Rival-60, 36 horsepower zero-turn electric mower, as well as to hear from various users and supporters of electric mowers.
The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition co-hosted the 11th annual Halloween bike ride in downtown Burlington with the Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department. This was a great event to promote fun and safe sustainable transportation!
We teamed up with Granite State Clean Cities Coalition and Drive Electric New Hampshire to explore Eversource NH's use-case, and Altec's Jobsite Energy Management System (JEMS), an idle-mitigation and telematics technology that uses stored electric energy to power aerial devices, trucks, tools, exportable power, and control cab temperature.
With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have transitioned to a mainly virtual outreach program. We hope to begin in-person events when it is safe to do so. If you or your organization is interested in collaborating on an outreach event, please contact us with inquiries and ideas.