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Community Spotlight, Event, Spark Speaker Series

October SPARK: Electric Vehicles with Stephen Marlin from GM

This month we are all about electric vehicles, specifically the Chevy Volt! We had a fantastic night last Tuesdayat Lily’s Restaurant where, thanks to our event sponsor GM, we were able to test drive the new Volt, eat, drink, network, and take part in a huge giveaway where one of our members won a week long loan of a GM vehicle!

Jesse won a week long car loan from GM at last week’s networking event!

Next week on Tuesday, October 23rd, we are going to continue our focus and sit down with Stephen Marlin from GM for a in depth conversation about the growing electric vehicle industry and the Chevy Volt. Stephen will talk about  patterns in urban mobility and what GM is doing to address these problems through sustainable cars/energy.

October SPARK: Electric Vehicles with Stephen Marlin from GM
The Moderns
900 Broadway, Suite 202
New York, NY
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Get tickets now!

You can get discounted tickets by entering the code “EVPOWER” during checkout. Want to win tickets? Just answer our poll question on facebook and you will be entered to win!

Here are some of the highlights you can expect from the conversation with Stephen:

-The state of urban transportation, traffic patterns and sources of congestion
-The direction of future cities and urban transportation can alleviate congestion problems
-New automotive DNA For small urban vehicles
-What GM is doing to address the challenges of urban mobility
-Current solutions (the Volt) and future solutions (EN-V)

GUEST: Stephen Marlin, GM Advanced Technology

Stephen is the manager of GM’s Advanced Technology Demonstration Service Facility in the Northeast.  During his 4 years at the facility he has overseen the implementation of the GM Project Driveway Fuel Cell demonstration program and the development hydrogen-fueling infrastructure in NY and CT and will be speaking on the Chevy Volt from his more than 20 years in the automotive industry.

HOST: Paul McGinniss, The New York Green Advocate

Paul McGinniss has interviewed a stellar array of change makers including Sylvia Earle, Dean Kamen, Ray Kurzweil, Fabien Cousteau and Josh Fox. Paul has helped to organize many environmental events including 7 Nights of Awareness for the December, 2011 NYC premier of the documentary film “The Big Fix”. Paul’s new video series, The Advocates Advocate, is a platform to promote important advocates and celebrate their work. The first video in the series features Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, and Stefanie Penn Spear, Founder and Director of EcoWatch. Paul is also a New York based real estate broker and green building and renovation consultant. He advises people on how to set up grid independent, zero net energy, resilient living situations. He is currently working with his partners to establish a grid protected, 100% self sustaining farm community in Ulster County, NY.

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