Shoreline Community CollegeOdyssey Days: National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day
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Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition (PSCCC)

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City of Shoreline

Mithun Architects+Designers+Planners

Clean Energy Fuels

710 KIRO Newsradio

Green Car Company

Pacific Science Center

WA State Rep. Maralyn Chase

Saybr Contractors, Inc.

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce

Clif Bar

Sustainable Ballard

Pacific Fluids, LLC

Prometheus Energy

Blue Brook Architecture, Inc.

Rallie Jamero III, Allstate Insurance Company

NetGreen

WA State Dept of Community, Trade and Economic Development

Imperium Renewables

TM&I - Travel, Meetings, & Incentives, Inc.

GM Alternative Fuels

Not a Number - Cards and Gifts

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2006 WASHINGTON STATE ODYSSEY DAYS   •   OCTOBER 13 - 14, 2006
     …Driving Toward the EverGreener State!

Join us for 2006 Washington State Odyssey Days, part of the international Alternative Fuel Vehicle Odyssey events held in 59+ cities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Germany to showcase the latest in alternative energy and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (see www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org).

The Washington State version of Odyssey Days will be held at Shoreline Community College on October 13-14, 2006,  and will be co-hosted by Shoreline Community College (Washington State's National Center for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles) and by Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition. 

Directions provide easy ways to reach the Shoreline Community College campus.  Come for a day or an hour - for the entire event or to hear a specific speaker.  Raise your global warming IQ with the latest updates and have some fun, too!

Map of Odyssey Days activities will help you find your way around campus to each event.

Register for Odyssey Days to help us plan for your best experience!  Just tell us how many people you're bringing each day (approximate number) and the type of group, if appropriate.  All events are free and open to the public.

Friday's Odyssey events open with news from Puget Sound's regional leadership about reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet community-wide goals, while building our economic strength.  Practical solutions and technical assistance for corporate, municipal, non-profit groups and individuals will be offered in seminars, "hands-on" workshops, and "smart vehicle" demonstrations.

Saturday's Odyssey events continue with renewable energy updates, advanced technology vehicle test drives, events for the entire family, recognition of the region's "Ahead of the Curve" Clean Energy Pioneers, and a special exhibit and rally for "Human-Powered and Light Electric Vehicles" to recognize people who use emission-free devices to get around!

OPENING DAY - FRIDAY – OCTOBER 13, 2006

AGENDA – ODYSSEY DAYS – DAY 1
(Times and presenters are subject to change)
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9:00 AM Odyssey Days Exhibits Open – SCC Gymnasium (Bldg 3000)
9:10 AM Odyssey Days "Breaking Free!" Music – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Helena Azevedo, Pianist
9:30 AM Welcome + Purpose of Odyssey Days – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Kate Riley, Editorial Writer and Columnist, Seattle Times
9:35 AM Honoring the Earth – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Cecile Hansen, Chair, Duwamish Tribe
9:45 AM Special Greetings from Governor Gregoire – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Gidget Terpstra, Chair, Board of Trustees, Shoreline Community College
9:50 AM Opening Remarks + Environmental Leadership On & Off Campus – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Lee Lambert, President, Shoreline Community College
10:00 AM Acknowledgements from Metropolitan King County Council – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Bob Ferguson, King County Councilmember, District 1
10:10 AM Greater Seattle Leadership Reduces Carbon Emissions – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Steve Nicholas, Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Seattle
KC Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions
10:30 AM "Global Warming: We Know the Problem …Now, the Solution!" – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Jerome Ringo, President, Apollo Alliance and
Chairman of the Board, National Wildlife Federation

     The time has come for the U.S. to pull together – as we have in other tough times – to create millions of jobs by unleashing the potential of clean, renewable energy projects.  Inspired by the "can do" spirit of the Apollo moon launch, we must start now to clean up the environment and achieve energy independence.
11:00 AM Panel: "Green" Business Leaders: Dollars & Sense:
Sustainable Practices = Competitive Advantage
– Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Moderator: PS Reilly, President, The Athena Institute
Kevin Hagen, Corporate Social Responsibility Program Manager, REI
Ben Packard, Director of Environmental Affairs, Starbucks

     Private sector global leaders describe the "smart business decisions" that drive socially responsible, environmentally motivated strategies.
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK – Delicious lunch options available for purchase from a variety of vendors at various locations near the activities and exhibits.  View the following displays or attend a session during the lunch break:

Clean Vehicle "Ride-and-Drive" Advanced Technology Vehicles – Bldg 2100
     •   Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
•   Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs)
     -   GEM (Global Electric Motorcars, LLC) Cars
     -   ZENN (Zero Emission No Noise) Cars
•   Flex-Fuel Vehicles (FFVs)
•   High Performance Electric Vehicles (HPEVs)
•   Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles
•   Smart Cars
•   Fuel Cell Vehicles
•   Light and Medium Duty Hybrid Trucks
•   Biodiesel Vehicles

"Human-Powered & Light Electric Vehicles" Exhibit – Courtyard Lawn
     Various "cycle-inspired" and other emission-free light vehicles (original and manufactured vehicle designs) on display in advance of the "Race for Clean Transportation" event on Saturday afternoon, October 14th

"Earth Odyssey: Caring for our Cool Planet" Art Gallery – Bldg 2000
     Environmental poster entries and winners on display in Visual Arts Technology Building

"Zero Energy Home" Solar Demonstration Tours – West of Theater
     This sustainable modular home – run completely on solar energy and built by Washington State University architectural and energy research students – is the new site of the Northwest Solar Center.

Shoreline Community College Tours
     Center of Manufacturing Excellence – Rm 2501
Visual Arts Technology – Bldg 2000
Music Building – Bldg 800

Professional Automotive Training Center – Bldg 2100
     Manufacturer-Sponsored Technical Training Sessions: Hybrids, Hydrogen, Flex-Fuel and More

Honda Hybrid Technology – A Quick Look – Rm 2104
11:45 – 12:45 PM
Bob Biesiedzinski, ASE Master Technician, Shoreline Community College
     This one-hour class taught by Honda's most highly trained instructor in the country provides an overview of the full-day Honda Hybrid Vehicle Technology class offered through Shoreline Community College's Extended Learning Program.

Toyota Camry Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, and Prius – Rm 2105
12:00 – 12:30 PM
Paul Westergard, Service Training Specialist, Portland Region, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
     Three models of Toyota hybrids will be on display, with a 30-minute presentation on current Toyota hybrid technology.

Volvo Flex-Fuel Vehicle – Rm 2109
12:00 – 12:30 PM
Rick Ewald, Volvo
     Volvo's new Flex Fuel Vehicle will be displayed and an overview of the Volvo Flex Fuel technology – gasoline or ethanol based – will be given.

GM Flex-Fuel Vehicle – Rm 2103
12:15 – 12:45 PM
Patrick Koenen, GM Service Technical College Instructor
     This overview will cover GM's new Flex Fuel and Alternative Fuel technologies - such as Hybrids - now available on the market.

Toyota Highlander – Hydrogen Fuel Cell – Rm 2105
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Doug Sato, FCHV Product Engineer, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
     This briefing and Q&A session will cover the history, fueling and infrastructure issues of Toyota's new hydrogen fuel cell technology.
1:00 – 3:15 PM Choose from Tracks A, B, C or activities in
Gymnasium (Bldg 3000),
Professional Automotive Training Center (Bldg 2100),
Theater (Bldg 1600)

(or visit some of each)

Track A: "Green Fleet" Strategies
     Professional Automotive Training Center Showroom – Bldg 2100
Session #1 – Fleet Managers Seminar
(Open to the public)
1:00 – 2:00 PM
How to "Green" Your Fleet and Justify the Process

Moderator: Mark Brady, Program Manager, Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition
David Carr, Manager, Motor Pool Operations, University of Washington
David Kerrigan, Fleet Administrator, City of Seattle
Dave Seavey, Fleet Manager, City of Olympia
     Presenting the "Green Fleet Management Guide" – developed by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition; Panel discussion and Q&A with developers of the guide and fleet managers who have experienced the process of "greening" their fleets

Professional Automotive Training Center Showroom – Bldg 2100
Session #2 – Fleet Managers Seminar
(Open to the public)
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Clean Fleets: What Will the Future Hold for Fleets?

Moderator: Kim Lyons, Washington State University Energy Program
Doug Cameron, Regional Manager, Clean Energy Fuels
Dan Clarkson, Prometheus Energy
Clay Okabayashi, Fleet Account Executive, General Motors
Greg Rock, Sustainability Engineer, Green Car Company
Eric Burmeister, District Sales Manager, GEM (Global Electric Motorcars, LLC)
     Industry panel discussion of what lies ahead + Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition Annual Meeting & Awards

Track B: Sustainable "Clean Technology" Cluster Growth
     Session #1 – Clean Technology's Rich Harvest – Rm 2925
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Reaping the Economic Benefits from Sustainable Energy & Development

Moderator: PS Reilly, President, The Athena Institute
David Allen, Executive Vice President, McKinstry Company
Bert Gregory, President & CEO, Mithun Architects

     Seattle's "stand-out" companies share through Q&A how using "green" principles differentiates their positions in competitive markets.

Session #2 – Clean Technology's Rich Harvest – Rm 2925
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Tracking Success: Getting "Clean Cluster" Stakeholders on the Same Page

Graham Evans, Executive Director, Washington Clean Technology Alliance
Ted Bernhard, Stoel Rives, LLC
Tim Botkin, Kitsap SEED – Sustainable Energy and Economic Development
Steve Gerritson, Enterprise Seattle

     What's required to really grow emerging Northwest Clean Technology companies and industries? What kinds of initiatives are underway to transform our region into a center of excellence in sustainability?

Track C: Global Warming & Climate Change – Day 1
     Session #1 – Energy Challenges & Solutions – Rm 2926
1:00 – 2:00 PM
The Global Warming Crisis: Now that We Believe It, What's Next?

Charlie Cunniff, ECOSS (Environmental Coalition of South Seattle)
Rachel Smith, Transportation Choices Coalition
Tim Stearns, Washington State Office of Community Trade & Economic Development
Rich Feldman, Apollo Alliance of Washington State


Session #2 – Energy Challenges & Solutions – Rm 2926
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Climate Change Leadership: Real Champions + Real Ideas in Action

Moderator: John Mauro, City of Seattle, Office of Sustainability and Environment
Vic Opperman, Sustainable Ballard
Tracy Carroll, NetGreen
Lynn Best, Director of Environmental Affairs, Seattle City Light
Bill LaBorde, Initiative I-937 and Northwest Energy Coalition

Gymnasium – Building 3000
     1:30 – 2:30 PM
Pacific Science Center's Volts & Jolts! Show
     Volts & Jolts! brings interactive hair-raising science that's fun-for-all-ages and uses zip-zappy experiments to introduce electricity, conservation and Green Power.

Professional Automotive Training Center – Rm 2109
     2:30 – 3:15 PM
Breathable Bus Coalition

Lyle (aka BioLyle) Rudensey, Co-founder, Breathable Bus Coalition
     Learn how this group's mission to get school buses using biodiesel is making progress – and all about why that's a good thing!

Theater – Building 1600
     2:00 – 3:00 PM
Northwest Environmental Education Council Film Series
     Global Warming: The Signs and the Science (narrated by Alanis Morisette)
3:15 – 3:30 PM Break and Networking
3:30 PM NetGreen "Carbon Offsets" for Odyssey Days – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Tracy Carroll, Executive Director, NetGreen
3:35 PM State of the Region: Current/Pending Clean Car Legislation, Environmental Standards & Conditions – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     KC Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions
3:55 PM Final Wrap Up and Challenges for Next Steps – Theater (Bldg 1600)
4:00 PM End of Odyssey Days – Day 1 (Continued on Day 2)

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SECOND DAY – SATURDAY – OCTOBER 14, 2006

AGENDA – ODYSSEY DAYS – DAY 2
(Times and presenters are subject to change)
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9:00 AM Odyssey Days Exhibits Open – SCC Gymnasium (Bldg 3000)
9:10 AM Odyssey Days "Let's Do This Thing!" Music – Theater (Bldg 1600)
9:30 AM Welcome + Purpose of Odyssey Days – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Dave Ross, Newsradio 710 KIRO
9:40 AM Opening Remarks + Shoreline Community College's Sustainability Initiative – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     John Backes, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Shoreline Community College
Peter Calkins, Director of Automotive Programs, Shoreline Community College
10:00 AM Senator Maria Cantwell - Letter of Greeting – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Shakti Hawkins, King County Outreach Director
10:10 AM Community Leaders Tackle Global Warming & Environmental Agenda – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Mayor Bob Ransom, City of Shoreline
10:20 AM Washington State Representative Maralyn Chase – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Renewable Energy Leadership Now!
10:30 AM "Building Up the Coalition to Slow Down Global Warming!" – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Jerome Ringo, President, Apollo Alliance and
Chairman of the Board, National Wildlife Federation

     Building a diverse coalition to address climate change is more crucial now than ever.  Learn more about why all of us – individuals from every sector in our society, as well as private and public organizations dedicated to every cause – must be involved.
11:00 AM Regional City Leaders: "Why We Signed the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement" – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Moderator: Dave Ross, Newsradio 710 KIRO
Maggie Fimia, Deputy Mayor, City of Shoreline
Dave Hutchinson, Mayor, City of Lake Forest Park
Paul Roberts, City Council Member, City of Everett
11:30 AM Student Panel: Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow Explore Social Responsibility in Business and the Community – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Students speak out on new energy technologies and key ways to improve our quality of life in the near and distant future.
     Jeromy Kostner, University of Washington Mechanical Engineering Student (Graduate of Shoreline Community College and UW-Bothell Business School)
     Getting Where We Really Want to Go: Examining Transportation in a Technological, Economic, and Political Context
Michael Donnellan, Environmental Science Division Student, Shoreline Community College
     Nano-Fiber Transduction for Small-Scale Power
Noon – 12:30 PM Humanity's Future: The Next Thousand Years – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Sesh Velamoor, Deputy Director, Foundation For the Future
     We are witnessing, and are part of, major transitions occurring in Globalization, Governance, Knowledge and Belief Systems.  Global Warming as a phenomenon needs to be understood in the context of these transitions.
12:30 – 1:30 PM LUNCH BREAK – Delicious lunch options available for purchase from a variety of vendors.  View the following displays, test drive new vehicles or attend a session during the lunch break:

Clean Vehicle "Ride-and-Drive" Advanced Technology Vehicles – Bldg 2100
     •  Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
•  Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs)
    -  GEM (Global Electric Motorcars, LLC) Cars
    -  ZENN (Zero Emission No Noise) Cars
•  Flex-Fuel Vehicles (FFVs)
•  High Performance Electric Vehicles (HPEVs)
•  Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles
•  Smart Cars
•  Fuel Cell Vehicles
•  Light and Medium Duty Hybrid Trucks
•  Biodiesel Vehicles

"Human-Powered & Light Electric Vehicles" Exhibit – Courtyard Lawn
     Various "cycle-inspired" and other emission-free light vehicles (original and manufactured vehicle designs) on display in advance of the "Race for Clean Transportation" commencing at 1:00 PM.  Vehicles will begin assembling at the Athletic Track at the north end of campus at 12:45 PM.

"Earth Odyssey: Caring for our Cool Planet" Art Gallery – Bldg 2100
     Environmental poster entries and winners on display in Visual Arts Technology Building

"Zero Energy Home" Solar Demonstration Tours – West of Theater
     This sustainable modular home – run completely on solar energy and built by Washington State University architectural and energy research students – is the new site of the Northwest Solar Center.

Sustainable Energy: Setting the Stage for Success – Rm 1508
     12:30 – 1:00 PM
Steve Garrison, Independent Candidate, Mason County Public Utility Commission
     Solar and Other Sustainable, Renewables Now and for the Future: Bringing Our Public Utility Commissioners on Board!

A Roadmap for Your Future and the Future of the Planet – Rm 1508
     1:00 – 1:30 PM
Mike Nelson, Director, Northwest Solar Center
     We are all fellow travelers with the Sun, and now we know how to put it to good use.  Our legislators, local utilities, and car dealers have given us all the tools we need - it's up to us to get off the dime and save the planet…Now!

Professional Automotive Training Center – Building 2100
     12:30 – 1:15 PM
Biodiesel Homebrew Workshop – Rm 2109
Lyle (aka BioLyle) Rudensey, Owner, BioLyle's Biodiesel Workshop, LLC
     This talk will cover how to successfully and safely brew your own biodiesel, with a live demonstration, pictures and short videos of home processing.

Professional Automotive Training Center – Building 2100
     Manufacturer-Sponsored Technical Training Sessions: Hybrids, Hydrogen, Flex-Fuel and More

Toyota Camry Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, and Prius – Rm 2105
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Paul Westergard, Service Training Specialist, Portland Region, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
     Three models of Toyota hybrids will be on display, with a 30-minute presentation on current Toyota hybrid technology.

Toyota Highlander – Hydrogen Fuel Cell – Rm 2105
1:00 – 1:30 PM
Doug Sato, FCHV Product Engineer, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
     This briefing and Q&A session will cover the history, fueling and infrastructure issues of Toyota's new hydrogen fuel cell technology.
1:30 – 2:00 PM Human-Powered and Light Electric Vehicles "Race for Clean Transportation" – Outdoor Athletic Track
     People of all ages are invited to rally and race various emission-free light vehicles — from roller-blades to electric go-carts.  Some races will include relays with items to transport and obstacles to navigate.  Bring your bikes, trikes, or whatever you've got to ride or tow and come have a whole lot of fun.  Prizes awarded in multiple categories.
2:00 – 2:15 PM Break and Networking
    
2:00 – 3:00 PM Northwest Environmental Education Council Film Series – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     A Life Among Whales, winner of the 2006 Earthwatch Film Award
2:15 – 3:15 PM Choose from Tracks A, B, C or activities in
Gymnasium (Bldg 3000),
Professional Automotive Training Center (Bldg 2100)

(or visit some of each)

Track A: Alternative Fuels: Immediate Relief & Long-TeRm Outlook
     Professional Automotive Training Center Showroom – Bldg 2100
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Dan Freeman, Dr. Dan's Alternative Fuel Werks
Aaron Kahn, Northwest Biodiesel Forum
     Biodiesel Basics: How to Buy It, Use It, and Join the NW Biodiesel Network!

Track B: Regional Leaders: Building New Energy Habits – Rm 2926
     2:15 – 3:15 PM
Larry Owens, Northwest Mechanical, Inc.
     Solar Energy Works Here!
Carolyn Gangmark, EPA
     Choosin' to Chill "Carbon Dieting" Employee Education Series

Track C: Global Warming and Climate Change – Day 2 – Rm 2925
     2:15 – 3:15 PM
Richard Gammon, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry & Oceanography; Adjunct Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
     Climate Disruption – Wake Up Call!
Jim DiPeso, Republicans for Environmental Protection
     On Thin Ice: America Needs a New Energy Game Plan

Professional Automotive Training Center – Rm 2109
     2:15 – 3:15 PM
Alternative Fuels: The Future Of Transportation And Energy

Greg Rock, Sustainability Engineer, Green Car Company
     Examine the pros and cons of alternative fuel transportation options, including hydrogen, hybrid vehicle technology, and biodiesel, using the Net Energy Profit Ratio, a key comparison tool for alternative energy projects. Learn options for practical personal vehicle transportation available today.

Gymnasium – Building 3000
     2:15 – 3:15 PM
Pacific Science Center's Volts & Jolts! Show
     Volts & Jolts! brings interactive hair-raising science that's fun-for-all-ages and uses zip-zappy experiments to introduce electricity, conservation and Green Power.
3:15 – 3:30 PM Break and Networking
3:30 PM Global Warming and the Next Biggest Challenges We Face:
   - What We’ve Accomplished So Far: “Keeping score”
   - What Must We Do Next?
   - Moving Beyond Fear and Loathing
        – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     Doug Howell, Special Projects Manager, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Air Quality & Climate Initiative, King County
3:55 PM "Ahead of the Curve" CLEAN* Energy Pioneers Recognition – Theater (Bldg 1600)
     *CLEAN (Courageous Leadership in Environmental Awareness NOW!) Regional Entrepreneurs Recognized for "Startup – Groundwork"
Carla Hogan, Dean of Automotive and Manufacturing, Shoreline Community College
4:00 PM End of Odyssey Days – Day 2

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Contact Madhuri Hosford, Odyssey Days Coordinator, at madhuri@oz.net or (206) 478-6621 for more details and for exhibit booth and sponsorship opportunities.

For more information about international Alternative Fuel Vehicle Odyssey events, visit www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org.