02.25.2011 - by Plug In America
West Coast Libraries Get EV Guide

Plug In America has mailed copies of its consumer resource guide, “Charged Up & Ready To Roll: The Definitive Guide To Plug-in Electric Vehicles” to every public library in California, Washington and Oregon. The states that will see the most new EVs and PHEVs in the coming year now have a guide at every library to help educate citizens who will see these new plug-ins for the first time and will want to know more.

We can’thank Plug In America’s generous supporters who donated to make this project possible, and to the volunteers who made it happen:
– UCLA student Hayley Moller, who gathered the library info after consultation with librarians;
– Board member Chad Schwitters, for wrangling the info onto mailing labels, and
– Board member Marc Geller for finishing the mailing.

Texas and Florida — we’re looking at you next. If and when we get additional funds to ship more guides, libraries in your states are first in line to receive them.

Thanks, everyone.

Sherry
(who wrote the cover letter and stuffed the envelopes)

5 comments on “West Coast Libraries Get EV Guide”
  1. Colby says:

    When can we expect to see these at our local libraries?

    1. SB says:

      They were just mailed yesterday, so maybe wait a week before you ask your library about it!
      –Sherry

  2. Any environmentally aware groups would surely just publish onto the web. Paper for books etc, and libraries are so past their use-by date IMO. Unless these age old practices cease very soon, eg libraries reinvent themselves into something more environmentally responsible, there will be library buildings for a while, and no humans left to use them.

    1. SB says:

      David, as someone who is so environmentally conscious, you’re probably also attuned to social justice issues. Not everyone has easy access to a computer. Printed materials still have a role. Have you read our resource guide? Most of the articles have content that will be valuable for quite some time. Also, we printed on paper with a high percentage of post-consumer recycled paper. But you’re right — publications should be digital when they can be. That’s why Plug In America members all received digital versions of our guide and we only printed a limited number of copies. Did you get yours? If not, join Plug In America to see what you’ve been missing!
      –Sherry

      1. Richard says:

        Sherry’s right. Last year, we distributed digital copies of the 2010 guide to all Plug In America members. We’re about to do the same thing with the 2011 version. Now’s a great time to start or renew a membership.

        Thanks to everyone for your work on this project.

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