Alternative Fuel Vehicle Summit to Debut at Earth Day Texas

Join the biggest one-day event focused on the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles


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DALLAS (April 10, 2017) – Earth Day Texas is investing in a greener journey by helping the country’s transportation system become more sustainable. In partnership with National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, coordinated
by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), Earth Day Texas in conjunction with the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition, will host the Odyssey national kick-off and present the first AFV Summit on April 20, as part of its annual event.

National AFV Day Odyssey is the largest, nationwide event conducted to educate the public about the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, and to promote their widespread adoption. From electric cars to natural gas-powered vehicles, attendees can learn more about clean-powered, alternative fuel vehicles. The kick-off will serve as the official launch for the many Odyssey events being held across the United States and around the world.

“The NAFTC is thrilled to partner with Earth Day Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities to conduct this year’s National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey kickoff event and the first AFV Summit at Earth Day Texas,” said Judy Moore, national AFV Day Odyssey coordinator and NAFTC assistant director of communications & outreach. “Thanks to this partnership, Odyssey’s message about the importance of cleaner, domestically fueled transportation options will reach thousands in the Dallas area and beyond.”

At this year’s first AFV Summit, attendees will have the unique opportunity to see and touch more than 50 alternative fuel vehicles, attend numerous sessions and workshops, and speak directly with dozens of alternative fuel vehicle experts. Additionally, three panels of experts will discuss clean transportation choices using fuels produced in the United States, which will drive growth in the economy and help make the Earth a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous place to live.

To learn more about how to be part of the solution to reduce everyday cost of fuel, pollution and overall carbon footprint, visit https://earthx.org/odyssey/.


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About Earth Day Texas

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) has created the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices that are reshaping the future. Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist, philanthropist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, EDTx promotes environmental awareness by curating an atmosphere for conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. Attendees can also enjoy outdoor experiences, live music, environmentally-themed films and art exhibits, beer and food pavilions, family activities and more. Last year’s EDTx exposition at Fair Park showcased more than 800 exhibitors and 250 speakers, with more than 130,000 attendees enjoying the free, three-day event. For more information, visit earthdaytx.org.



About the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

The NAFTC, a program of West Virginia University, was founded in 1992 and is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) and advanced technology vehicle training organization. NAFTC activities include curricula development, the conduct of training and outreach and education activities, and AFV and advanced technology vehicle program management. The NAFTC is a membership based organization comprised of universities, community colleges, and technical schools around the country, who utilize the NAFTC curricula and training in their automotive program classrooms. Numerous other members from small business, government, and industry also support the NAFTC’s mission. More information about the NAFTC can be found at www.NAFTC.wvu.edu.