Events

Tour of Transportation

Date: December 8, 2017

Location: Chapin, SC

Projects, Innovations, and Looking Forward

A fast-paced overview of transportation initiatives by region, to include everything from autonomous shuttles, to scooter rideshare programs.

Agenda and registration to be posted soon.

EVs & the Southeast Grid 2.0

Date: November 15, 2017 - November 16, 2017

Location: Braselton, GA

​November 15-16, 2017
 
Château Élan
Braselton, GA
 
Transportation electrification in the Southeast, EVs and the SE Grid. Building on the incredible success from the first year with more than 200 attendees, this event will bring together state, utility, NGO, academic, and industry representatives to share information and foster discussion about EVs in the Southeast.
 
Cost: $50
 
Space is limited, so reserve your tickets now. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Blair at anne@cleanenergy.org.
 

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo

Date: October 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017

Location: Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, North Carolina

Palmetto Clean Fuels is joining other Clean Cities coalitions and regional organizations to plan the 2017 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference. The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference showcases the latest in advanced vehicles, fuels, and technologies - including data driven solutions.
 
October 11 - 13, 2017
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina
 
Today’s fleet management is all about the numbers. Come learn from your peers and experts on technologies and tools to drive efficiency in your fleet operations.
 
Join us in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 11-13, 2017.
 
Register to attend or learn more about sponsorship opportunities at www.sustainablefleetexpo.com.
 
Discount pricing for Clean Cities Stakeholders is available. Contact Allison Carr (akcarr@ncsu.edu) at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center for additional information.
 

Implementing Best Business Practices; Solutions to the Biggest Fleet Challenges in 2017

Date: October 10, 2017

Location: City of Greenville New Fleet Facility 475 Fairforest Way Greenville, SC 29607

Join NAFA, APWA, Clean Cities, Greenville Department of Public Works, and The 100 Best Fleets in The Americas™ for these round-table, interactive discussions facilitated by select managers of The 100 Best Fleets in 2017.
 
The City of Greenville, SC was ranked # 11 this year in The 100 Best Fleets, out of a possible 38,000 public fleets. Find out what they did to earn this honor; many of these are ideas you can implement the next day. They also have a new state-of-the-art 21st-Century Fleet Facility designed by the Fleet staff and built with efficiency and gold key customer service in mind. You can learn from their experience in building it.
 
October 10, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
City of Greenville New Fleet Facility
475 Fairforest Way
Greenville, SC 29607
 
Includes lunch and a tour of this award-winning facility is $95/person if you are a Stakeholder in Clean Cities or a member of NAFA or APWA. If you aren't, the investment is $125/person.
 
You can pay by PayPal, credit card or check.
 
Click to Register & Pay Online Now<http://the100best.com/s_greenville_reg.htm>. You can pay online via PayPal or credit card.
                     ------OR------
 
If you wish to pay by check, Register Online Now<http://the100best.com/s_registration.asp> and send your check made out to "Tom C. Johnson" to:
 
         Tom C. Johnson
         5407 Diamond Heights Blvd, Suite 4
         San Francisco, CA 94131
         Phone 415-285-8391
 

Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association Annual Meeting & Equipment Show

Date: October 8, 2017 - October 11, 2017

Location: North Charleston Convention Center and Embassy Suites

The 25th Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association Annual Meeting & Equipment Show will be October 8 - 11, 2017 at the North Charleston Convention Center and Embassy Suites. Deadline for early registration fee is September 8, 2017.

The Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association has been serving professional fleet managers since 1993. This organization has grown to over 950 members which include fleet and public works managers, supervisors, purchasing and support personnel. Members represent cities, counties, state, public service and school districts, colleges and universities. In 2005 the organization realized there was a need for the expansion of this organization to include, not only South Carolina, but the entire Southeast.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Cente
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, South Carolina 29418
843-747-1882 or 1-800-EMBASSY | Group Code: GFM

www.sgfma.org

2017 SC Clean Energy Summit

Date: September 21, 2017

Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 1101 Lincoln Street Columbia, SC 29201

The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is proud to announce the date for the 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit is Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

 
The 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit will feature an expert level panel of speakers discussing the phenomenal growth of the clean energy industry in South Carolina to include state and federal policy, emerging technology and project development success stories.
 
September 21, 2017
 
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
 

National Drive Electric Week Event - Aiken

Date: September 16, 2017

Location: Aiken Train Depot corner of Park Ave and Union St Aiken, SC 29801

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location:

Aiken Train Depot
corner of Park Ave and Union St
Aiken, SC 29801

More information: driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=911

Southeast Diesel Collaborative

Date: September 12, 2017 - September 14, 2017

Location: Wyndham Atlanta Galleria 6345 Powers Ferry Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30339

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join a consortium of Federal, State and local government agencies, non-profit and industry organizations to hold the Southeast Diesel Collaborative 12th Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

The Southeast Diesel Collaborative is a public-private partnership composed of stakeholders from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

This year’s meeting will also include a Ports Workshop to be held on September 12th from 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Please register for each day you plan to attend. There is a block of rooms at the Wyndham that have been set aside for SEDC attendees. Ask for the SEDC rate! You can reserve one of these rooms by calling (877) 999-3223.

 

Southeastdiesel.org

National Drive Electric Week Event - Seneca

Date: September 12, 2017

Location: World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station 7812 Rochester Highway Seneca, SC 29672

Day: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 1000-1400
Location: World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station
7812 Rochester Highway
Seneca, SC 29672

The World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station will host a National Drive Electric Week Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The event will allow test drives of the latest electric vehicles - from the Tesla to Duke Energy's Via Etrux pickup truck.

"Electric cars are the future of transportation," said Chris Rimel, South Carolina manager of nuclear generation for Duke Energy. "Nuclear energy has no emissions; electric cars have no emissions. It's a win-win for the environment and pocketbook."

The event will feature food and drinks for sale to benefit Oconee Nuclear Station's United Way and giveaways.

More information: driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1083

National Drive Electric Week Event - Columbia

Date: September 9, 2017

Location: Whole Foods Market - Columbia 702 Cross Hill Road Columbia, SC 29205

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Whole Foods Market - Columbia
702 Cross Hill Road
Columbia, SC 29205
Part car show, part science fair, part tailgate party. 
 
Come to Columbia's Drive Electric Week Event September 9, 2017 at Whole Foods from 10am - 2pm.  
 
We'll have plug-in cars from BMW, Tesla, Chevrolet, Audi, Porsche, and many others.  Private car owners will share their experiences and show their cars.  Dealers will have brand new plug-ins available for your review!  Plus, community groups and Whole Foods Giving Grill will have lunch available.  Again this year, all proceeds from sponsorships and the Giving Grill will go to local charities, so come and join us for kid friendly community event.
 

 

South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation – SCAPT 42ndt Annual Workshop/Trade Show

Date: July 16, 2017 - July 20, 2017

Location: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 
Double Tree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
July 16 - 20, 2017
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
More information on the SCAPT 2017 Summer Conference can be found on their website.
 
The South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation is a group of professionals bound together and dedicated to the safe transportation of our students within South Carolina. 
 
Brief History
 
SCAPT was organized in 1975 as an independent non-profit organization for transportation professionals throughout South Carolina.  Since that time SCAPT has provided its members with the tools and working relationships to help them become better leaders within the student transportation arena.  From the beginning SCAPT has been committed to improving school bus operations within our state and has always put the safe transportation of our students as it's highest priority.
 
Mission Statement
 
The purpose of South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation is to bring together those who are interested in the betterment of South Carolina's pupil school bus transportation operations.  This association strives to help promote safe and efficient pupil transportation by assisting transportation personnel through education and training and by providing and sharing information with everyone involved in transporting our students.  Our goal is to develop the highest standard of performance and professionalism for transportation personnel across our state.
 
 SCAPT's Objectives
 
·         To work for a safe and more efficient transportation program.
 
·         To serve as the spokesperson for all who are engaged in pupil transportation.
 
·         To bring together those involved in pupil transportation in South Carolina for the purpose of sharing information and developing solutions to issues relating to pupil transportation.
 
·         To provide consistency in the pupil transportation industry throughout South Carolina.
 
·         To serve as an agency for the collection and dissemination of information concerning school bus transportation matters.

Electric Vehicles: EV 101, Funding, & Marketing EVs in SC

Date: June 22, 2017

Location: 1 Whitlee Court, Greenville, SC 29607

ASK THE EXPERTS!
Electric Vehicles:
EV 101, Funding, & Marketing EVs in SC
 
June 22, 2017
1PM – 4PM
 
Proterra
1 Whitlee Court
Greenville, SC 29607
 
The Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition is hosting an "Ask the Experts" event focused on electric vehicles at Proterra on June 22nd from 1 pm - 4 pm. In order for us to gauge attendance for the day and accommodate visitors for a tour of the facility, we ask that you register in advance.
 
If the above link does not work, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/dQHtSKPnpeonwLJ13
 

National Dump The Pump Day - June 15, 2017

Date: June 15, 2017

Location: American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

On June 15, 2017, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, everyone is looking for a way to save money. National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money.

Riding public transit is an economical way to save money, particularly when gas prices are high. The June APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $9,700 a year.

However, public transportation doesn’t just help people save money, it also helps communities grow and prosper.  For example, for every $1 invested in public transportation, $4 is returned in economic returns.  Mayors know that communities with public transportation are more competitive.  So, riding public transportation helps people and their communities!

From Sea to Shining Sea NGV Road Rally Across America

Date: June 13, 2017

Location: Spartanburg, SC

We hope you can join us for notable speakers,
NGV showcase, awards, good food and networking.

This national event will help focus local, state and national attention on the benefits of natural gas as a clean-burning, abundant and domestically produced transportation fuel.

If the link doesn’t work click here:
https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0029-0020-d69618175b854eae922ea088f0bdce29

If you have questions about this event, please contact:
Maeve Mason - msrmason@regstaff.sc.gov
David Nestor - david.nestor@piedmontng.com

 

 

SC Mayor’s Bike & Walk Summit

Date: May 4, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Location: The iT-ology building, 1301 Gervais St. #200, across from the SC State Capitol and in the epicenter of downtown City of Columbia


Mayor’s Bike & Walk Summit

Planning for a more accessible city

A Statewide Event | May 4-5, 2017

Come hear a handful of Mayors from around our state describe how biking and walking made their cities and towns more livable and accessible. Then join hundreds of other community leaders, transportation professionals, and elected officials, Main Street officials, school district officers, principals, SRTS champions, law enforcement, and bike and walk enthusiasts, as we learn and network on how to build more bike-able, walk-able, and accessible cities and towns in South Carolina. The goal of this 2 day, statewide event in Columbia, SC is to make our communities, neighborhoods, cities and state – healthier and more livable and accessible.


 

Air Quality Awareness week: Be Air Aware

Date: May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Location: All across the US

2017 Air Quality Awareness Week

 

Air Quality Awareness week will be honored Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5, 2017 in states all across the US. Events will be held championing this year’s theme, “Be Air Aware.” South Carolina houses many programs devoted to improving air quality, including the Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition (PCF), Air Quality Coalitions, and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)’s Breathe Better (B2) Anti-Idling Program.

Touch A Truck: Presented by the Junior League of Columbia

Date: April 29, 2017

Location: State Farmers Market 3483 Charleston Highway West Columbia, South Carolina

April 29, 2017
South Carolina's State Farmer's Market

The annual Touch A Truck event will transform the State Farmers Market into a world of big rigs and heavy machinery for young and old alike to see up close! Kids will have the opportunity to explore exhibits like fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, bulldozers, agricultural machinery, and antique military vehicles, as well as meet the men and women who build, protect, and serve the Midlands. This community event also features family-friendly entertainment, public safety information, plus healthy eating activities from the Junior League of Columbia's (JLC) Kids in the Kitchen. Mascots, face painting, and other amusements will round out the fun.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
State Farmers Market
3483 Charleston Highway
West Columbia, South Carolina

Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family 4-pack of tickets.  Children under 2 are free with a paying adult.

More information on the event can be found on the Junior League of Columbia's website.

Charleston County’s Annual Earth Day - Palmetto Clean Fuels Odyssey Day Festival

Date: April 15, 2017

Location: Riverfront Park, North Charleston 11am to 4pm

Charleston County's 18th Annual Earth Day Festival

The purpose of Charleston County's Annual Earth Day Festival is to educate Lowcountry residents about environmental issues in a celebratory atmosphere. The festival is a hands-on science-based interactive experience, designed to encourage participants of all ages to develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues. Earth Day was established in 1970 and is now celebrated by a half-billion people around the world. We are doing our part locally by celebrating with families, students, and environmental partners.

It's FUN. And it's FREE! All festival activities and parking are free, except for food and beverages. Consider arriving by foot, bike, bus or carpool (http://www.ridetricountylink.com or http://www.ridecarta.com). Contact the Recycling Center at (843)720-7111 for more information.

 

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Odyssey Day is an outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, developed and coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium in partnership with participating sponsors and partners. To celebrate Odyssey Day in South Carolina, an alternative fuel vehicles will be showcased at Charleston County's 2017 Earth Day Festival. For more about Odyssey Day, visit afvdayodyssey.org


Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF), an initiative of the South Carolina Energy Office, is part of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, one of nearly 100 designated coalitions in the United States. The Department of Energy developed this program in order to promote energy use in the transportation sector that is clean, safe, less dependent upon foreign sources, and sustainable. For more on PCF and alternative fuels, visit PalmettoCleanFuels.org.

Propane 101 and Safety Training

Date: March 7, 2017

Location: 916 Mt Vernon Church Rd, Chapin, SC 29036

 

WHAT:   Propane 101 and Safety Training
 
WHEN:   March 7, 2017
                 10 am-3 pm
 
WHERE: The Center for Advanced Technical Studies (CATE Center)
916 Mount Vernon Church Road
Chapin, SC 29036
 
 

This Propane 101 and Safety Training workshop will be hosted at The Center for Advanced Technical Studies. The focus will be on propane autogas as a fuel, as well as safety and maintenance of converted propane vehicles.

Topics to be discussed include:
·         Propane 101
·         Conversion to propane autogas
·         Propane safety
·         Maintenance of converted vehicles
·         Success Stories
 
Lunch will be provided.
 
 
Please register before Friday, March 3, 2017.  
 
 
 

2017 Tri Association of Facility Managers Conference

Date: March 4, 2017 - March 7, 2017

Location: Ocean Dunes/Sand Dunes Resort Myrtle Beach, SC

March 4-7, 2017 

Ocean Dunes/Sand Dunes Resort
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
The Tri Association is comprised of three organizations:
 

 

EV Charging Webinar for Fleet and Facilities Managers

Date: March 1, 2017

Location: WEBINAR

EV Charging Webinar for 
Fleet and Facilities Managers

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
11:30a-1:00p PST/2:30p-4:00p EST

 

The Advanced Transportation Center invites you to join us for a workshop on EV charging infrastructure options for your fleets and facilities.

Experts at the Center for Sustainable Energy will discuss factors to consider when selecting an EV Charger or Service Provider, and what features may be necessary to 'future proof' your investment. Come ready with all your questions and concerns regarding EV charging infrastructure.

For more information please contact Randy Wilde at randy.wilde@energycenter.com.

Speakers

  • Moderator – Andy Hoskinson, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Kevin Wood, Plug-in San Diego
  • Thomas Ashley, Greenlots
  • Warren Williams, Cyber Switching
  • Michael Jones, Charge Point

Space is limited.

Please reserve at your earliest convenience. 

 

 

 

"Spare the Air" Awards - SCDHEC Now Accepting Nominations

Date: February 1, 2017

Location: www.scdhec.gov/sparetheairawards

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Bureau of Air Quality is accepting nominations for its 2017 "Spare the Air" Awards. Any project that can demonstrate reductions in air pollution in any part of the State during 2016 is eligible.
 
The “Spare the Air” Awards are presented to environmental stewards that have made a voluntary commitment to promote and practice initiatives that improve air quality in South Carolina.
 
 “Through partnerships and collaborative efforts of individuals, organizations and local governments, excellent work is being done voluntarily to reduce air pollution and conserve energy in South Carolina," said Rhonda Thompson, chief of DHEC's Bureau of Air Quality. "Air quality has gained a great deal of attention in recent years and people are recognizing the importance of protecting and improving our air quality."
 
Thompson said the awards show appreciation to those who go the extra mile to help protect our environment. 
 
The goals of the awards program are to
·         Promote a healthier environment through air quality initiatives that are sustainable and replicable,
·         Educate, build awareness and motivate others to make better decisions about the environment through air quality improvements,
·         Encourage positive behavioral changes that improve air quality, and
·         Strengthen and build partnerships with businesses, organizations and the citizens of South Carolina to improve air quality.
 
Award Categories:
Outstanding Business/Industry
Outstanding Employee(s)
Outstanding Local Government
Outstanding School or District
Outstanding College or University
Outstanding Community Campaign
 
Guidelines: Nominations must be received by February 1, 2017 for 2016 projects. For more information, the award nomination application, and past winners, go to: www.scdhec.gov/sparetheairawards.