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Bloom promotes alternative fuel vehicles

Updated: December 12, 2012 6:04AM



Bloom High School District 206 recently hosted its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey event at Bloom High School. The event celebrated the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, clean technology and reducing America’s energy dependence.

The event was one of more than 160 events held concurrently across the United States and internationally in Paris, and Gothenburg, Sweden.

National AFV Day Odyssey is a biennial event coordinated and created by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University.

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event.

The 2012 theme was “Driving Change Across America.”

Of the 160 Odyssey events, more than 50 were held at secondary schools.

Secondary school events first were included in 2010 as a way to introduce students in seventh through 12th grades to information about advanced electric drive vehicles and other cleaner transportation technologies.

“We are pleased to join Odyssey 2012 as we continue to drive change across America,” said Bloom physics and chemistry teacher Barry Latham. “With our event we … share the message of embracing alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles with our students and commemorate Odyssey’s Decade of Difference.”

Odyssey is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, through the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program.

Staff reports



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