LACEY’S 15TH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FAIR FEATURES GRAND PRIX ELECTRIC CAR RACES AND MPG RALLY
LACEY, WA, April 20, 2012: The Lacey Alternative Energy Fair celebrates 15 years showcasing “green” energy—alternative fuels, renewable energy, conservation and efficiency. Join us on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Huntamer Park in Lacey—corner of 7th Avenue and Woodland Square Loop—to learn about and celebrate the many forms and uses of alternative energy. The 2012 Alternative Energy Fair features the Lacey Grand Prix electric car races, MPG Rally, entertainment, and innovative ideas.
The day’s highlight—the Lacey Grand Prix—an electric car rally where high school teams and hobbyists attempt to drive the most times around the course in one hour with their custom electric car. Teams from the Northwest region, including River Ridge High School’s Electric Vehicle Club, compete in the high school and open divisions. Races begin at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 3:00 p.m.
Watch and learn—tips and tricks that can save money at the gas pump. Lacey MPG Rally participants will drive a preselected ninety mile course to prove they can get better miles per gallon (MPG) than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating for their vehicle. Register before 10:00 a.m. on the day of the event to demonstrate your fuel efficient driving skills.
Information and vehicle displays will showcase hybrids, electric, propane, biodiesel and other transportation options throughout the day. Plus, renewable energy ideas such as photovoltaic (pv) solar electric and hot water generation for your home or business. Green building ideas and high efficiency appliances will also be featured.
Entertainment includes “Electric Vehicle—Past, Present, and Future” at 10:00 a.m., followed by the steel drum music of Ian Dobson at 11:00 a.m. A “Recycalypso” workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. Audience members will learn to create instruments from recycled materials and perform a mini concert on stage.
To register, please visit the City of Lacey website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us/events, or call Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.