April 24, 2022, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fun, free, informative event for the whole family will feature more than a dozen organizations committed to environmental protection and a healthy planet. Opportunities to test drive electric vehicles, enjoy food trucks, music, and activities for kids
Temple Emek Shalom (TES) has announced a fun, free, informative, and interactive community event on Sunday, April 24th to celebrate the Earth Day message of protecting our environment. The celebration is open to everyone in the community and is geared to people of all ages, with information, music, food trucks, and activities for kids.
“Although Earth Day officially falls on April 22nd, we chose Sunday, April 24th to make our event accessible to everyone – adults, kids, the whole family,” said Pete Jorgensen, an event organizer. “This event is a great opportunity to come together, learn, try new technology first-hand, and celebrate the importance of a healthy planet.”
A major highlight will be the opportunity for licensed and insured drivers to test drive electric vehicles including the Arcimoto FUV manufactured in Eugene, OR, and the Mustang E and Kia Niro EV, which are sold locally by Lithia Motors’ Green Cars division.
More than a dozen organizations committed to environmental protection will be on-hand to share helpful information and answer questions about green practices and technology.
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS to date include representatives from:
City of Ashland Conservation Division and Conservation Commission, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, Rogue Climate Action Team (County High Schools), Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Truth to Power (Ashland High School), Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland Solar Coop, Rogue Produce’s Community Compost Program, Southern Oregon Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Association: Learn from local drivers about their Electric Vehicle experiences.
MORE FUN: Kids can take home seed kits, and everyone can enjoy CABA Empanadas and Lions ice cream treats from local food trucks, and wonderful music from professional musicians! Bring your water bottle for free refills from Crystal Geyser.
WOW! MORE! EV TEST DRIVES are offered by ArciMoto of Eugene in their Fun Utility Vehicles! Or Test drive a Mustang E or Kia Niro from Lithia Green Cars! Or try an E-Bike from Piccadilly Cycles!
IN ADDITION, Learn how La Clinica’s many programs can benefit you.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE ASHLAND EMERGENCY FOOD BANK BY BRINGING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS.
CELEBRATING EARTH DAY is sponsored by Temple Emek Shalom & SOHEVA