ECO DRIVING

Want to save money on your vehicle’s fuel costs – personal and municipal?
CVRPC is pleased, to announce free workshops on vehicle fuel savings for your municipal road crews, town employees, business and the general public. These 2 hour sessions will be held on Nov 11, Thurs, and Nov 12, Friday each from 3 – 5 pm. The workshop is entitled ‘Eco Driving’ and will provide hands on training in proven energy reduction strategies for fuel efficient driving, including the realities of idling. The University of VT Transportation Research Center has developed these highly sought after trainings.

Locations are TBD, but one will be in the Barre/Berlin area and one in the Waterbury area. Since the capacity is 30 people per workshop, please contact me at CVRPC, 229-0389 to reserve a spot. Our goal is to reach as many towns as possible.

Who should attend? Our hope is that towns will send representatives, including planning commission members, select boards, road crews, and managers, who can report back to their towns and then implement the workshop strategies. We also hope that the general public and energy committees will wish to participate.

Small changes in driving habits can save a lot of money.
Whether you are a town employee or a community member or a business with a fleet of vehicles, these workshops are appropriate for you.

To learn more or register, please contact Nancy Nottermann, the Energy Coordinator at CVRPC, 229-0389 or email nottermann@cvregion.com. Feel free to pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.

SAVE the DATE: Low Impact Development Workshop -November 4th, 2010

SAVE the DATE Thursday November 4, 2010, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Low Impact Development Workshop Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Berlin, Vermont

Presentations will include the benefits Low Impact Development, implementation techniques and regional stormwater analysis results. Design charrette will provide participants hands-on opportunity to retrofit an urban site with LID techniques.

What is LID? Low Impact Development is a development technique implemented to manage storm water close to the source to decrease the harmful effects of run off and help increase water quality.

Formal workshop announcement, agenda and registration coming soon!