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CELEBRATE Earth Day Coalition's 15th Anniversary as a designated US Department of Energy Clean Cities Partner by making the Sunset Alt Fuel and Bike Cruise-In the confluence of the largest number of alt fuel vehicles in the state!!



When you arrive with your alt-fuel vehicle or bike, drop by Earth Day Coalition's information table with your make, model, fuel type and miles traveled to help us calculate how many gallons of gas were diverted and pounds of CO2 avoided by traveling with alt-fuel vehicles.

This FREE event begins at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9th at Whiskey Island and Wendy Park.  EDC members, volunteers and stakeholders are welcome to reserve special parking for their innovative car, truck or bike by clicking here.  DOE representatives will be on hand to celebrate innovations in vehicle technology from electric cars to dual fuel diesel-CNG trucks. Cruise-In to this family friendly event on your bike, with your AFV or to learn about the many options available in today's market!

  • Alternative fuel vehicle display with Teslas, a Dodge Charger, a Chevy Volt, Toyota hybrids, CNG conversions, and more - innovation at its best!
  • Boogie to live music from local act Chase Layne!
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Dortmunder Gold will be on tap, with sales benefiting Earth Day Coalition!
  • Great food from Krav Food Truck and Get Stuffed Mobile Eatery!
  • Test your hand-eye coordination and play a game (or two) of cornhole or yard-jenga!
  • Participate in great raffles, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle!
  • Alternative fuel vehicle drop-ins from the public are invited and welcome! Bring out your hybrid, electric, natural gas, propane, straight vegetable oil (SVO) or Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV)!  Make sure you stop by Earth Day Coalition's information table so that we can calculate gallons of gas diverted and pounds of CO2 avoided by traveling with alt-fuels!

Exhibit and vehicle space is still open.  Click here to register or contact Christina at (216) 281-6468 or by email to reserve a space.

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Image Fuel for Thought, Greater Cleveland RTA, August 22, 2014 at AMP 150
Innovations in Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology & Deployment

You know that in the late 1990’s Greater Cleveland RTA had deployed enough natural gas vehicles to comprise 60% of their fleet and that these were taken off the road in the mid 2000’s. You might have heard that in 2015 GCRTA plans to purchase 60 new compressed natural gas powered buses.  Earth Day Coalition invited Kari Solomon, Budget Management Analyst who also serves as their Project Sustainability Coordinator to come talk about this decision and how the cost benefit analysis showed that investment in modern CNG equipment would serve them well into the future. 
GCRTA has developed specs to purchase 60 CNG buses in 2015, 29 in 2016 and another 23 in 2017.  CNG buses have about 10% fewer emissions as compared to traditional diesel-fueled vehicles. If this initial purchase is as successful as data predicts, the RTA may also begin to run natural gas buses in the Harvard fleet. Our region is investing in cleaner burning fuel and the RTA is a big part of the change. 
Many thanks go out to Kari Solomon, Budget Management Analyst for Sustainability & Performance Excellence at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority for being our inaugural Fuel for Thought speaker.  Watch for a full summary and speaker notes on our website in the near future. GCRTA has a variety of internship and apprenticeship programs; the Management Development Program, Summer Interns, department specific internships/fellowships, and technical expertise (electronic repair, rail maintenance, etc) apprenticeships.

The next breakfasts are scheduled for September 19 (Brad Trembath, President of NatGasCar), October 17-National AFV Odyssey Day (we are working to get Tesla to talk about the decision to release their patents) and November 21 (Pat Valente, Executive Director at Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition).

Fuel for Thought:
September 19, October 17 and November 21, 7am-9:15

AMP-150 at the Marriott Airport, 4277 W 150th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135
$40 non-members; $25 corporate members with discounts for series purchase
Click here

 Check out this Cool Cleveland article on Fuel for Thought posted on 8.20.14



For more information about Earth Day Coalition's Clean Transportation program events, contact Clean Cities Fellow Christina Yoka at (216) 281-6468 ext. 231 or by email at

Instrumental Evening for the Earth 2014


Wednesday, November 19 • smARTspace at 78th Street Studios

 Gourmet Reception
Local and sustainable and dishes from some of Cleveland's finest neighborhood restaurants, including Great Lakes Brewing Company, Gypsy Bean and Baking Company, The Harp, Luxe Kitchen and Lounge, Rising Star Coffee, Spice Kitchen and Bar, and more to come. 

►Eco-Raffle & Live Auction
Bid on an exciting array of earth-friendly items, eco-vacations, services, one-of-a-kind outing packages and dining experiences.
Interested in donating an item or experience to the Eco-Raffle & Live Auction portion of the evening?  Click here for more info, or contact

► Fund-A-Need
Donations will be increased thanks to the generous pledges from our sponsors.  Funds raised will grow our year-round Community Works programs

► World-Class Chamber Music
Daniel McKelway and Lembi Veskimets of the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra will be joined by additional Orchestra members for an intimate candle-lit performance.

► Art Galleries
Explore the maze of galleries within the smARTspace of 78th Street while enjoying drinks and music.

► Sponsor
Contact Sarah or Scott at (216) 281-6468 or by email to learn how your workplace can support this year's Instrumental Evening for the Earth.

► Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers during the times listed below.  Also, if you are interested in joining our benefit planning team, please contact Sarah by phone at (216) 281-6468 or email.  Our next meeting will be announced in the near future.

 Tuesday, November 18:
    - General office and last minute help from 9am-6pm
    - Loading the truck with all benefit items, decorations, etc from 12pm-3pm

Wednesday, November 19:
    - Unload truck and set-up from 9am-5pm
    - Event specific duties 5pm-10pm

Thursday, November 20:
    - Unload truck at EDC office and storage facility from 11am-2pm



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Earth Day Coalition

Earth Day Coalition (EDC) is a nonprofit environmental education and leadership organization serving Northeast Ohio and the nation. EDC was established in 1990 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Earth Day in Ohio. EDC has four core programs.

Earth Day

EarthFest is organized every April to celebrate Earth Day in Ohio. Over 175 exhibitors, 10,000-50,000 attendees and 800 volunteers participate in making EarthFest Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation.

Clean Transportation

We are accelerating the deployment of clean fuels and vehicles since receiving the U. S. Department of Energy’s “Clean Cities” designation for Northeast Ohio in 1999. We also promote clean technologies and practices such as idle reduction, mass transit, car sharing, bicycle infrastructure and other initiatives to improve air quality and quality of life, while reducing petroleum consumption and the causes of Climate Change.