Coming to Santa Monica Sept 26-27, 2008
Hours 10am to 5pm Friday and Saturday.
Alt Car Expo - The Alternative Car and Transportation Expo
The Alternative Car Expo will be more than 150 exhibits that will offer an extensive presentation of the latest examples and information on vehicle and ...
Sustainable WorksEver wondered how much "nature" your lifestyle requires? You're about to find out.
This Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates how much productive land and water you need to support what you use and what you discard. After answering 15 easy questions you'll be able to compare your Ecological Footprint to what other people use and to what is available on this planet.
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Bicycle ValetFREE BICYCLE PARKING
The City of Santa Monica's Transportation Management Division/Office has implemented a FREE bicycle parking valet system at the Sunday Main Street Farmers' Market and the Thursday night Twilight Dance Series on the Pier. Implemented on July 10th,, 2006, the highly successful valet service has since handled over 14,000 at the market and 4,100 at the Pier (summer 2007).
The resulted benefits from the service includes less traffic congestion, less congested and safer sidewalk walking conditions, better air quality, more convenience and quality family/friends outings. Users believe this to be one of the City's best programs. Families love it. Tourists/residents of others city's praise it and express their jealousy.
Proof that, "IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME".
HISTORIC EV1 AT ALTCAR EXPO
The Petersen Automotive Museum will be displaying their historic General Motors EV1 at the AltCar Expo.
SUPER HIGH MILEAGE DISPLAY
The Society of Automotive Engineers will display a special collection of their latest high mileage prototype cars.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES RIDE & DRIVE
Attendees will have a chance to participate in a Fuel Cell Ride & Drive featuring cars from Honda and other manufacturers.
TAKE ACTION AT THE EXPO
The AltCar Expo "New Car Lot" will feature vehicles for sale so that attendees can put their money where their heart is and immediately make an impact towards reducing their gasoline usage. From Sustainable Bamboo Skateboards, to the latest in bicycles, scooters and a wide array of new cars will be available to test drive and purchase.
Better World ClubBETTER WORLD CLUB
Better World Club is dedicated to balancing economic goals with social and environmental responsibility. We support a cleaner environment and alternative modes of transportation. We provide our customers with high quality, good value and environmentally sensitive products and services. We act as an advocate on behalf of the consumer and demonstrate our social and environmental commitment by donating an amount equal to 1% of our annual revenues toward environmental cleanup and advocacy.
For general and exhibitor information,
please call Christine at Platia Productions
Here's a list of the many exhibitors:
Advanced Battery Systems
American Custom Golf Cars
American Honda Motor Company
Bad Boy Buggies
Better World Club
Big Blue Bus
California Department of Consumer Affairs
California Green Designs
California Energy Commission
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Canadian Electric Vehicles
City of Santa Monica, Environmental Programs Division
City of Santa Monica, Green Building Programs
Clean FUEL USA
Columbia Par Car
Department of Consumer Affairs
Earth Friendly Moving
Elite Power Solutions, LLC
EF9 Energy Systems
Electric Blue Motors
Free Drive-Ev Inc
Green Earth Electric Vehicles
Green Earth Waterless Car Wash
Hi-Performance Golf Cars, Inc
International Environmental Solutions
Los Angeles County Bike Coalition
Los Angeles Times
Miles Electric Vehicles
National Biodiesel Board
Petersen Automotive Museum
Plug In America
Plug in Partners
Rent A Green Box
Roush Industries Inc.
Santa Monica Ford
Segway, Los Angeles
Society of Automotive Engineers
Solar Santa Monica
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas
So. California Transit Advocates
States Logistics Service Inc.
Sustainable Transport Club
Studio MFT, INC
T3 Motion, Inc.
Tellurian BioDiesel, Inc.
The Electric Car Company of Long Beach
The Transit Coalition
Tom's Truck Center
Union of Concerned Scientists
Vantage Vehicle International, Inc.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3209
The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, having opened in June 1958! Designed by Welton Becket, the hall is an excellent example of mid-century International Style. Its hydraulic concrete floor, unique for its time, allows a wide variety of programs ranging from concerts to sporting events, banquets to exhibit shows.
It was the site of the Academy Awards from 1961 to 1968. During the '70's and '80's legendary rock acts like Elton John, the Clash, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith sold out the hall to enthusiastic fans. Today the Civic is the home of the Santa Monica Symphony, and many prominent art shows and expos, including AltCar and AltBuild.
The Civic Auditorium is an integral element in the City of Santa Monica's long range community cultural plan, Creative Capital. Watch the next 50 years as the Civic Auditorium continues to provide a creative home in the heart of the City.
Parking is $8.00
Santa Monica Civic Map
Big Blue BusGOING BY BUS
As an alternative way to get to the Expo, you can use the Metro Trip planner by going here or call 1-800-COMMUTE.
GOING BY BIKE
For those traveling to the Expo by bike, use the online bicycle route
planner BikeMetro at: http://www.bikemetro.com
Metro's map of LA County bikeways and train lines is available at www.metro.net/bike, both in PDF and printed form.
Cyclists in Santa Monica can refer to Santa Monica's bicycle map.
This site is also helpful in providing alternate transportation
Click here for a printable flyer with directions and map or see below.