Earth Day 2021
From April 20-22, join the world’s leaders for Earth Day 2021. Together, we can prevent the coming disasters of climate change and environmental destruction. Together, we can Restore Our Earth™.
10 Tips to Make Every Day Earth Day
For 50 years, humans have been celebrating Earth Day as a global holiday. Every April, the earth is celebrated with clean ups, habitat restoration projects and education to encourage awareness about the impacts that we humans are making on the planet. In truth, the Earth needs us humans to act consciously every day, all 365 days a year. Here are 10 Tips to make every day Earth Day.
Prevent Stormwater Pollution
Stormwater is water from rain or melting snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from streets, parking areas, sports fields, gravel lots, rooftops, or other developed land. As it flows, stormwater runoff collects and transports oil & grease, fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals from gardens and homes, animal waste, soil from construction sites, and other potential pollutants. Learn about what you can do to prevent stormwater pollution.
Electric vehicles are the coming thing in transportation. Why? Because an EV has a number of advantages over a vehicle that takes gasoline – and the car industry apparently agrees. General Motors is advertising that all their passenger cars will be electric by 2035 and Ford says that all their vehicles in Europe will be electric by 2030.
EVs save money because they are cheaper to fill up than gasoline vehicles, and there are no oil changes and no regular maintenance. The typical EV gets the equivalent of 73 miles per gallon and some get much better than that. An EV has a smaller carbon footprint. You can “fill it up” at home so you have a full “tank” every morning. EV prices are falling and the production of lithium-ion batteries keeps growing, making the batteries cheaper. The charging infrastructure keeps expanding also, which makes using an EV out on the road more convenient all the time. Plus, used EVs are a good deal.
In Pittsburg, we have five public charging stations. Four charging stations are located at PSU at the technology center on East Ford Street. Evergy has one charging station at their facility on South Olive and 69 Highway. These are Level II chargers.
Check out the following links for more information about how you can electrify your transportation and help the environment in the process!
- Top rated EVs for 2021
- Tips for first-time buyers
- Best-used EVs 2021
- From the EPA: a good overview of the EV world
- If you need a pickup, what is coming from Ford, a F-150 EV
- Chevrolet is lowering the price of the 2022 Chevy Bolt, $5,000 cheaper
- Information from one of the charging networks