Staples, Minn.,
05
April
2019
|
07:18 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Celebrating Earth Day 2019 with more sustainable solutions for higher education

Electric vehicles provide green solutions for getting around campus

Sourcewell is part of a movement taking the wheel when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions at colleges and universities. Along with our popular “green” field turf options, member campuses can purchase electric vehicles, charging stations, and vehicle-support products already on contract.

We’ve also joined forces with the Climate Mayors and Electrification Coalition to create the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative. Since its launch six months ago, the collaborative has been working with government agencies across the United States to support public fleet electrification.

So far through the collaborative, local governments are committed to purchasing 941 various light-duty EVs, which reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil, diversifies the nation’s fuel supply, and avoids an estimated 4,400 metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions each year.

On April 23 – the day after Earth Day – Sourcewell, the Electrification Coalition, the City of Los Angeles, and the City of Orlando will present on a panel about fleet electrification at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. The session will focus on how fleets are going electric with the leadership of this team.

Learn more about our partnership and the collaborative at https://www.driveevfleets.org.

About Sourcewell

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota’s nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 300 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.