Our transportation choices and policies have large environmental, economic and social impacts. It is a major contributor to air pollution and greenhouse gases; 27% of U.S. greenhouse gases are from transportation. Transportation represents 28% of total energy consumed in the U.S.
Join us for a night of networking, and engaging conversation. There will be two lively panel discussions on the latest developments in bike share and electric vehicle technology and incentives. Panelists will include experts in these fields as well as local leaders helping to shape the coalitions needed to foster more sustainable transportation on Long Island.
5pm - 6pm – Refreshments, Networking, Exhibitors
6pm - 8pm - Panel Discussions:
6pm – 7pm - Bringing Bike Share to Long Island
Moderator: Nicholas Palumbo, Executive Director of Sustainability Programs, Suffolk County Community College
1.David Reed, Sales Consultant, Zagster – Bikeshare background, industry overview, best practices & approaches.
2.Emily Humes, Planner, City of Long Beach - City of Long Beach background, experience with bikeshare, impacts on community
3.Jonathan Keyes, Chief Community Development Planning Specialist, Suffolk County – Opportunity for a regional bike share program in Suffolk County.
7pm – 8pm - The latest developments with Electric Vehicles, charging Infrastructure and Encouraging Adoption
Moderator: Victor DaCosta, Vice-Chair USGBC-LI, Alternative Solutions of New York
1.Ron Gulmi – Managing Director, Emerald Alternative Energy Solutions - Overview of available vehicles, charging station infrastructure and incentives.
2.Terese Kinsley – Chief Sustainability Officer, Town of Huntington - EV fleet car, installation of charging stations in Town of Huntington.
3.Adam Ruder – Clean Transportation Manager, NYSERDA – NYS commitment and goals for EV, planned incentive programs.
4.Amina Hassen – Planner, W X Y architecture + urban design - Planning and policy tools available to municipalities to become EV ready.
Lower Level- Media Center
Hauppauge, NY 11788