How can we reduce the usage of the internal combustion engine? As part of Bard’s Family Weekend, October 13, we will be sharing a few of the solutions industry, government, NGOs, community members, Bard staff and students have identified to address this issue. There is no single answer, so we’re sharing an assortment of programs. Stop by RKC from 12:30-3:30pm:
- Chevy is sending their Volt – it will be available for test drives. Central Hudson will bring the Nissan Leaf.
- “Single occupancy” is a problem you can fix through ride-sharing – 511NY has a solution.
- A Red Hook community member converted his once gasoline-powered car to all electric. Look under the hood of the Spitfire Triumph.
- Bard has two ZipCars so you don’t have to own a car. Become a member of this nationwide program so you can share one.
- Students help students through the Bike Coop program. Get empowered to fix your own flat. Bring your bike for a tuneup!
- A community member will bring his ‘grease’ van – learn how to make biodiesel and how to convert a vehicle to use straight grease.
- Students pedal students through the Pedicab program. Getting from the Fisher Center to Avery has just gotten easier.
- We share bicycles with Bard BikeShare. You don’t have to maintain your own bike – members can borrow one for up to 48 hours.
- The Bard Office of Sustainability will share bike and walking maps, shuttle schedules and more.
After the Expo stop in for the Panel: An Addiction to Cars: Air Quality and Policy Challenges in the U.S. Transportation Sector from 4pm-5pm in Bito Auditorium, RKC. RSVP required, and there’s wine and cheese afterwards. (sorry, the panel is sold out as of Oct. 10)