City hosts solar energy-focused environmental event
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the City of San Jose:
Event: This free, family-friendly event features environmentally focused tours and workshops; live music; food trucks; a 22-foot Earth Balloon; a community art canvas; the nation's only Green Vision Clean Energy Showcase; and an all electric vehicle display.
When: Friday, April 29, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bright Green Day – San Jose City Hall Plaza, 200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose Green Vision Clean Energy Showcase – Santa Clara Street between 4th and 5th Streets across from City Hall
Feature: 12:30 p.m. – City of San Jose and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to present $350,000 in Community Energy Champions Grants to non-profit and local government agencies. The grants are awarded to recipients who support projects that educate the community about energy efficiency. Speakers include: San Jose Councilmember Sam Liccardo, District 3; Environmental Services Director John Stufflebean, City of San Jose; Government Relations Representative Karla Lomax, PG&E.
About: Bright Green Day – The event is funded by the Department of Energy/Solar America Communities Program and through generous donations from Nissan, SunPower, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, World Centric, General Motors, Pacific Gas & Electric, SolarCity, Vectrix/Wattco, and others. For more information, visit www.sanjoseca.gov.
San Jose Green Vision Clean Energy Showcase – At Bright Green Day, the Showcase will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with self-guided tours. A Solar & Energy Efficiency Fair will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., featuring self-guided tours and energy workshops. The Showcase is the country's first outdoor demonstration site of large scale, cutting-edge solar, wind, electric vehicle and energy efficiency technologies. For more information about Showcase tours and the Solar & Energy Efficiency Fair, visit energy.sanjoseca.gov/solar.
San Jose Green Vision – The Bright Green Day event supports San Jose's Green Vision, a comprehensive strategy that addresses how environmental responsibility makes financial sense and stimulates economic opportunity. For more information on the Green Vision, visit www.sanjoseca.gov/greenvision.
Steve Luckenbach, City of San Jose
SOURCE City of San Jose