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Jersey City to Host Green Drive Expo as Part of Project 365:

Jersey City to Host Green Drive Expo as Part of Project 365: Jersey City Green Week

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, in collaboration with the Jersey City Environmental Commission, the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, the Planning Division, the Law Department, the Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Cultural Affairs, and several other city departments and agencies, as well as local businesses, will kick off the first annual Green Drive Expo recognizing eco-friendly vehicles. The Green Drive Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in the City Hall parking lot at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Marin Boulevard.

The expo, which is part of Project 365: Jersey City Green Week, is being held in conjunction with closing celebrations at Van Vorst Park and Pershing Field, as well as a shuttle tour of the new Skyway Park at the former PJP landfill. The Green Drive Expo will include green vehicles such as the Volt Electric, Malibu Eco, Cruze Eco, Hybrid Civic, Hybrid CRV, Hybrid Honda Insight and Jersey City’s First Police Smart car. In addition to getting an up-close look at the various vehicles, the public will have the opportunity to talk with vehicle representatives about eco-friendly car performance, purchase costs and possible maintenance issues. Jersey City has been at the forefront of Sustainability since 2009 when the administration presented the City Council with a package of four “green” ordinances.” One of those ordinances requires the city to purchase vehicles that utilize alternative fuels instead of conventional fossil fuel. “We want to continue our efforts to make Jersey City one of the greenest cities in the nation and provide opportunities for our residents to lead sustainable lifestyles,” said Mayor Healy. Please visit the Project 365: Jersey City Green Week website at http://www.wix.com/jc365daysofgreen/365-green-week. All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy at 201-547-4836 or 201-376-0699./////