May 2022 Edition
A Message from the
Executive Director
On behalf of our Board, staff, and consultants, I would like to thank everyone that attended our events for Green Week 2022. GWRCCC hosted a panel on climate solutions, a Green Drinks Happy Hour, a meeting with the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House Eisenhower Office Building and participated in a community clean up. At GWRCCC, every day is Earth Day! 

Antoine Thompson Visits
Blue Bird Corporation
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, I traveled to Middle Georgia and toured the Blue Bird Corporation manufacturing facility along with Macon County Commissioner Carl Oliver, The City of Fort Valley Mayor Jeffery Lundy, Jill Harrison, Council Member of the City of Oglethorpe, and Marsha Ade Gosier of EDF Action! The Bluebirds’ leaders Greg Thompson, Sales Support & Order Control Manager, Andy Moore, Director of Electric Vehicle Operations, and Tim Gordon, Executive Director of North American Sales gave us the full tour of how an electric bus is produced and it was amazing!!
Did you know that the chassis of an electric bus is made in 5 hours and the frame of the bus is painted in 4 minutes!! 
We had a great roundtable lunch discussion on the campus of The Fort Valley State University where we discussed the future of alternative fuels, electric vehicles, farming, eco-friendly strategies for rural communities and more!
Marsha’s organization was our lunch sponsor, and she even gave us a tour of the FVSU/Ga Power solar panel farm right outside of town! GWRCCC is also a partner in the Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project (MEEP).
Antoine M. Thompson
Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC)
Toyota Zero Emissions Truck
Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director of GWRCCC at Toyota zero emissions truck on display at the Capitol in Washington, DC. 

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Emma Potratz is an Intern at the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition.

She is an undergraduate student from University of California, Irvine where she is majoring in Environmental Science and Policy and History. She is also interested in literature and urban planning and policy. After her internship with GWRCCC, Emma hopes to gain experience in environmental conservation and local government work in Southern California while she finishes her degree. Emma’s career interests include air and water quality regulation and environmental advocacy.

In her free time, Emma enjoys writing, cooking, and hiking.
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Summit sessions will be co-presented by EPA as well as regional partners and will include topics such as Climate Change, Environmental Justice, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Grant Opportunities and much more.
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ACT Expo - May 9-12 Conference
ACT Expo, North America’s leading advanced transportation and clean fleet event, offers an unmatched opportunity to get hands-on access to vehicles, charging and fueling infrastructure, and other technologies propelling the industry forward. Plus, the event features dozens of live vehicle debuts and product announcements.

May 10
This April, the U.S. EPA is expected to officially launch its new Clean School Bus Program, which will provide billions of dollars to help school districts invest in electric school buses over the next five years. Join us to learn more about this unprecedented funding... Read More

May 14
Are you interested in learning more about electric vehicles (EV)? Already have an EV and want to join like-minded community members to share coffee and snacks in a convenient location? Join us on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the La Plata... Read More

May 17
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit is May 17-19, 2022 at the DoubleTree Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia — just outside of Washington, D.C. Join this event for engaging and interactive sessions, as well as opportunities to network with fellow industry... Read More

May 20
Bike to Workday is Friday, May 20, 2022. Join us at nearly 100 pit stops in DC, MD, and VA for this FREE event for a healthy way to start your day. The first 15,000 who register and attend at a pit stop by... Read More

May 23
Coffee & Climate is a series of conversations about different topics as they relate back to climate change. The third installment of Coffee & Climate will be a conversation on converting to electric vehicles. This will be a realistic “How To” guide for residents. The... Read More
Press Release
EVNoire, Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, Meeting with Biden-Harris Staff on Advancing Racial Equity in Energy, Environment and Transportation
Washington, DC— The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) a public-private partnership that promotes the use of clean, American transportation fuels, improved air quality and environmental justice and EVNoire, the nation’s largest network of diverse electric vehicle (EV) drivers and enthusiasts, united on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the grounds of the White House for a meeting and discussion with key staff from the Biden-Harris Administration on “Advancing Racial Equity in Energy, Environment & Transportation.” The meeting increased the awareness among Biden-Harris staff and stakeholders about opportunities to advance equitable multimodal electrification, alternative fuels and environmental education and outreach, as well as workforce and economic development opportunities and advance public health.

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