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Earth Day 2017 Nevada Celebrations

01 May

Nevada residents celebrated Earth Day 2017 throughout the state.

Sherry Swensk, Weather Anchor from KLAS-TV and Annette Bubak from Green Alliance of Nevada address attendees at GreenFest 2017 from center stage in the Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin.

Sherry Swensk, Weather Anchor from KLAS-TV and Annette Bubak from Green Alliance of Nevada address attendees at GreenFest 2017 from center stage in the Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin.

Two of the larger gatherings were GreenFest 2017 at Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas on April 22nd and Reno Earth Day 2017 at Idlewild Park on April 23rd.

The entrance to the Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin featured two Chevrolet Volts and a Nissan LEAF on either side of a solar-powered generator that provided power to the GreenFest 2017 event.

The entrance to the Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin featured two Chevrolet Volts and a Nissan LEAF on either side of a solar-powered generator that provided power to the GreenFest 2017 event.

The Nevada Electric Vehicle Accelerator (NEVA) program worked with organizers during GreenFest 2017 to stage an alternative-fuel vehicle car show as part of a Clean Energy Drive exhibit from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, April 22nd:

http://www.greenfestlv.com

Gaudin Porsche provided two Cayenne S E-hybrids, each a plug-in hybrid SUV.

Gaudin Porsche provided two Cayenne S E-hybrids, each a plug-in hybrid SUV.

Plug-in electric cars were provided by local automotive dealerships, including Gaudin Porsche who supplied two Cayenne S E-hybrid (plug-in hybrid SUVs), Findlay Chevrolet who provided a 2017 Chevrolet Volt LT and Premier models, and United Nissan who provided a Nissan LEAF.

2017 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids included LT and Premier models.

2017 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids included LT and Premier models.

United Nissan provided a LEAF electric car to display at GreenFest 2017.

United Nissan provided a LEAF electric car to display at GreenFest 2017.

Lexus of Las Vegas showcased three luxury hybrids, including the new Lexus LC 500h sports coupe.

Other clean energy cars at GreenFest 2017 included a 2016 Chevrolet Impala converted by Southwest Gas to run on methane natural gas. Lexus of Las Vegas also provided three luxury hybrid vehicles.

Other clean energy cars at GreenFest 2017 included a 2016 Chevrolet Impala converted by Southwest Gas to run on methane natural gas. Lexus of Las Vegas also provided three luxury hybrid vehicles.

Southwest Gas displayed a 2016 Chevrolet Impala that had been converted to run on compressed natural gas or CNG.

Verdek, LLC also exhibited a ChargePoint charging system for electric cars during Greenfest 2017.

NEVA also helped organize a Drive Clean Energy Las Vegas procession just before GreenFest 2017 that started in the parking lot of Las Vegas Cyclery and followed Town Center Drive north to the GreenFest 2017 event in Downtown Summerlin.

Vehicles participating in the alternative-fuel caravan included three Tesla Model S, one Tesla Model X, two BMW i3, one BMW i8, one Nissan LEAF, two Mitsubishi i-MiEVs, a Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac ELR, a Zero SR electric motorcycle, GEM electric NEV, and three propane-powered Toyota Prius hybrids provided by the Yellow Cab, Checker, and Star taxi companies.

GreenFest 2017 was staged at Downtown Summerlin by the Green Alliance of Nevada in conjunction with a Wellness Weekend event hosted by Howard Hughes Corp. The event was co-located with the Tour de Summerlin annual bicycle race and a Wellness Festival. Attendance for GreenFest 2017 was estimated at 20,000 people.

Reno Earth Day 2017 was staged at Idlewild Park on Sunday, April 23rd from 11 AM to 6 PM:

http://www.renoearthday.org/

Sponsors for the festival included the City of Reno, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, and Mercury Momentum.

Plug-in electric vehicles were exhibited by the Electric Auto Association of Northern Nevada.

NEVA blog posted by Stan Hanel, Outreach Coordinator

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