Electric Bus for Tallahassee
1 of 5 Proterra zero emission all-electric buses that have been serving
Tallahassee for 3 years
Ask the PSTA to Choose Zero Emission Buses!
Due by Tuesday End of Day! 
PSTA decision Wednesday 9 AM.

On Wednesday, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority ( PSTA ) will decide on how to replace its oldest buses: with new  zero emission electric buses or  with diesel buses that will  spew carbon  and smog - forming nitrogen into the atmosphere for years to come.  You can make a difference  by telling the PSTA  how you'd like to see this public agency to spend your tax dollars: buses that will burn diesel and  pollute until 2030 , or  zero emission electric buses whose source of energy will get cleaner every year they're serving our community, as we move forward with solar power.   Last week the finance committee recommended buying 9 new diesel buses based on outdated  information, instead of diesel hybrid or electric.
For Individuals:
Send and email or if you can please call - click link for phone numbers.  
Emails:  joe@joebarkleyagency.com dbevis@ci.oldsmar.fl.us , jbujalski@dunedinfl.net,mdeigh9550@aol.com,bdiamond@wdclaw.com,
deggers@pinellascounty.org, pgerard@pinellascounty.org,billjonson@myclearwater.org,
janetclong@pinellascounty.org, judy.tenison@stpete.org, brian@escotbuslines.org,

Sample Text: Electric buses protect kids with asthma and seniors with COPD while 
providing a quiet,safe ride.  They cost less to own and operate than any other bus and  are a good fit for urban routes with frequent stops. Don't take a step backwards from   your sustainability policy by buying new diesel buses.  Please make Pinellas County a  leader in cleaner, safer technologies by investing now in new zero-emission electric buses.

Organizations & Businesses:
Sierra Club is building support now for PSTA to buy its first electric buses.  The capital outlay  would be virtually the same as the cost of new diesel buses. Click to see the letter  that will be presented to PSTA board at their meeting this Wednesday morning. If your business  or organization would like to add their support to the letter please email Phil.Compton@sierraclub.org   and tell him your biz or org supports Zero Emission buses! 

PSTA Board Meeting - 9 AM Wednesday
If you can, attend the PSTA Board of Director's Meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 9 AM.   1 st  floor board room, PSTA, 3201 Scherer Dr. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33716. 
The bus purchase issue will be the main topic of discussion that morning. 
Please plan to attend to show your support for moving to a clean, sustainable future now  with zero emission buses.
On CBS News
Our Bear from St Pete Save the Florida Black Bear Rally pictured on the CBS morning news.
Action Alert:   Florida Black Bear

Hopefully by the time you read this the entire Florida Black Bear Hunt  has been  stopped.  If not, please email the FWC and ask to  stop it immediately. In the first day of the hunt over 200 bears had  been killed, by the time you read this the 320 quota will most likely have been surpassed.  

See letter from Sierra Club  - click here.

Reminder:  "Plastic Paradise" and Park Clean Up!

Saturday, November 7th
Dell Holmes Park - Lake Maggiore 
2741 22nd ST. South, St Pete, FL 33712 
Sierra Club Clean Up w/KPB
8:30 AM - 11 AM
Coffee & Breakfast Served
Canoes will be available and we will focus most of our efforts on Little Lake Eli and the west side of Lake Maggiore.

Please bring a re-usable water bottle (filled!) and wear close toed shoes.   Some of the areas have high grass, wear long pants and sun protection.  Bug spray is a good idea.

Suncoast Sierra Club| info@suncoastsierra.org | www.suncoastsierra.org
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