Monday, September 10, 2012

Frenchtown Green Fair - Saturday September 29

Coming Soon - the electric Miata will buzz down to Frenchtown (note "ELECTRIC CAR" is a featured display per the beautiful poster by local designer John Gattuso) for the first-ever Green Fair right in Bucks County Renewables' own stomping grounds!  Though I am in fact a resident of the eponymous Pennsylvania county, in my non-EV incarnation I run a nonprofit Montessori school in Frenchtown. In fact, this festival will take place right across the street from where I work and twelve minutes from my house!  Now that is what I call beautifullylocal. 

The Green Fair is bound to be a great family day, filled with information, kids' crafts, vending & fun.  All on a much smaller scale than our beloved & much-mourned 3-day Energy Fest in Kempton, but I do want to encourage all EV folks who are missing having a good dose of green thinking this September to come out for a visit -- bring your EV's if you care to (120v charging available).   Frenchtown is a charming river town on the Delaware, with downtown shopping & outdoor activities to explore for those who want to make a weekend stay out of a visit to the area.

I'm a member of the municipal Green Team, a volunteer group that has been working for over two years to earn Sustainable Jersey certification for Frenchtown.  The Green Fair, along with many other sustainability initiatives (a free Green Film series, an elementary school art project to decorate municipal recycling barrels & the development of a community garden to name a varied few), will help Frenchtown achieve recognition as an environmentally-conscious community & qualify for grants that will, in turn, help green the town further.

The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association has been very friendly about sharing information & support during our planning phase and will have a booth at the Green Fair as well. Hope to see you there!

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*It's true everybody.  It's a long story, but it's true.  It's a complicated tale of multiple Vanagon love.  It might even be coming to this blog soon.  ("Soon" having its usual elastic operating definition per Bucks County Renewables tradition.)

The good news is, I will definitely post it as soon as the e-Vanagon, formerly known as "die Sprite" sells, because then it will have a happy ending!  SO if you like love stories with happy endings, let all your would-be EV-driving friends know that one of the funkier project vehicles around is definitely available... having been recently thrown over for (gasp!) ... no wait it's a big surprise. 

No batteries = no juice, does not run!  Pop in new lead-acid batts or convert to lithium.

 $8000 firm only to readers of this blog (& their friends) ... 
"list" (i.e. Craigslist) price is a nice round $10K.

Everybody likes love stories with happy endings all around!  And practically everybody likes & in fact actively desires an orange electric Vanagon, somewhere deep down inside them.  Of this I am sure. 

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