Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alt-fuel Workshop

On January 28, 2010, the Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition (CWCCC) will host a workshop on alternative-fuel vehicles. Doug Fine, NPR contributor and author of "Farewell, My Subaru", has ended his addiction to oil and will speak at the workshop. The event also includes local, regional and national Electric Vehicle updates, incentive information, manufacturer reports and local awards. You also get free admission to the Portland Auto Show and lunch. This is a great opportunity to see what is happening in the alternative vehicles world and mingle with public and private sector individuals who are working on advancing alternative-fuel choices.

Tickets are $20 with a $5 discount for CWCCC members. Visit for more information or call 503-580-3806.

Doug Fine has been featured by Jay Leno, CNN and others as he talks about how a "regular guy" can make sustainable choices. He is passionately sustainable, yet refuses to give up sub-woofers, Net-Flix and ice cream. After traveling the world as a freelance journalist and writing for the Washington Post, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, Sierra, Wired, Outside, National Public Radio, and other venues from little-visited jungle war zones, he recognized that he lived on "an actual planet" with finite resources. He became compelled to change his lifestyle; he now lives on a remote New Mexico farm with chickens and goats, drives a huge pickup that is fueled by vegetable oil, and his wireless is solar powered.

The CWCCC workshop should be a good balance of levity and current events and should be useful for both the general public and business people. Seating is limited to 150 and tickets are going fast.

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