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Electric Mobility for All

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

Electric Mobility for All

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Traditionally underserved communities tend to suffer the greatest impacts from air pollution, and are most in need of affordable mobility options. The cost of mobility, and the lack of options in these communities, are major barriers to economic opportunity. However, electric vehicles and emerging smart mobility options tend to appear first in communities with more resources and more opportunities.

In the past few years, there has been an increasing focus on strategies and projects designed to make electric vehicles and advanced mobility options more equitably available to a broader range of communities. While early efforts simply required charging stations to be installed in low-income areas, a number more effective and creative projects are now underway.

The Greenlining Institute, a California nonprofit that advances economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color, has been a leader in efforts to make electric vehicles available to underserved communities. Guest speaker Joel Espino will discuss projects the Institute is spearheading and share the successes, lessons learned and challenges to date.

 

Guest Speaker

 

Joel Espino, Legal Counsel, Greenlining Institute

 

Joel Espino is Legal Counsel for the Environmental Equity team at the Greenlining Institute, a racial and economic justice non-profit based in Oakland. He works to reduce poverty and pollution in communities of color by advocating for accessible, affordable, and clean transportation choices and a diverse clean energy economy. He leads Greenlining’s transportation equity work advocating to increase racial equity in transportation planning and investments; implementing the Charge Ahead California Initiative–a law that works to make electric vehicles (EV) accessible to low- and moderate-income Californians; and advocating for equitable EV charging infrastructure investments at the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, and within the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement.

He is author of “Electric Vehicles for All: An Equity Toolkit;” lead author of “Electric Carsharing in Underserved Communities: Considerations for Program Success;” and co-author of “Delivering Opportunity: How Electric Buses and Trucks Can Create Jobs and Improve Public Health in California.” Joel is always thinking of ways to make new mobility services and transportation investments more equitable and sustainable.

 

 

Registration is $15.00 for Forth members and $25 for the general public. Registration includes hors d'oeuvres, and local wine and beer.

 

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Impact Hub
220 2nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)


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Forth (formerly Drive Oregon) is advancing smart, electric and shared mobility in the Pacific Northwest through innovation, demonstration projects, advocacy and engagement. Forth manages and operates the Go Forth Electric Showcase in downtown Portland, OR. 

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