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Alternative Transportation Options: How to Tame the 4000 lb. Gorilla

August 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Alternative Transportation Options: How to Tame the 4000 lb. Gorilla

Phil Jones with several others (local enthusiasts)

When we think about cars, the image is the 4-wheel, 4000 lb. vehicle with one driver and a briefcase or a couple of bags of groceries.  In August’s meeting MAREA takes a turn to let you consider alternative images of the car you can drive.  Starting with one intrepid early-adopter who has committed to the new three-wheel 87mpg Elio, we will explore the market of cars that look a little different from today’s cars but still let us travel in enclosed comfort with a briefcase, a couple of bags of groceries and more. What does changing the configuration of today’s car do to a car’s utility and your lifestyle? What would be the impact on safety?  What are the benefits of these new vehicles?  In our August meeting, we will help you try on these new cars. Maybe we can move towards a lighter future.  Join as we consider alternative means to our personal transportation. 

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 at TEKPark (9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville, PA 18031, between Kutztown and Allentown). Meetings are free and open to the public. After the meeting, please plan to stick around and chat with friends old and new. Light snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

For questions, contact Vera Cole, [masked].

Need a gift…but don’t want to buy stuff?

If you’d like to make a donation to MAREA or buy someone a membership as a gift, let us know and we’ll handle the acknowledgement thoughtfully, by email or paper mail, with your input. Drop us a note at [masked]. And remember, all new memberships get a free copy of the DVD, “Saving Sunshine”!

Free DVD with MAREA membership  While supplies last, all new and renewing MAREA members will receive a free copy of “Saving Sunshine, Keeping the Lights on with Batteries and Solar Power,” the 30-minute DVD produced by MAREA this year with funding from the Berks Community Foundation and distributed by Bullfrog Films. It’s terrific film, offering an interesting and easily understood explanation of the electricity grid and distribution generation, especially the role of batteries with solar. MAREA is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Donations and memberships are how we keep the lights on. You can join at the meeting or anytime online. Thanks for your help. 


TEK Park
9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us


Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (eastern PA)