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10.18.05 – Alternative and Sustainable Transportation

October 18th 2005 @ Pop’s Blue Moon

Panelists

St. Louis Biodiesel Club
Maud EssenBiodiesel Mercedes sedan & Mark FiedlerStraight Vegetable Oil Ford F-250

Maud and Mark discussed how biodiesel and straight vegetable oil engines work and told us about the recent groundbreaking of a biodiesel plant in Missouri, Mid-America Biofuels, LLC in Mexico, MO.

Jill C. MillerConservation Organizer, Eastern Missouri Sierra Club
Hybrid Car Campaign Panelist and Green Car Rep for the Mercury Mariner Hybrid (built in Missouri) Jill discussed hybrid cars as well as Sierra Club’s campaign to get our area mayors to sign on to the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a “something for everybody” approach to reducing CO2 emissions. Mayor Slay, Mayor Adams of University City, and Mayor Langston of Maplewood all signed!

Tom Shrout, Jr.Executive Director, Citizens for Modern Transit
Tom discussed the grassroots efforts, public participation, and urban planning aspects of the history and future of mass transit in St. Louis.

Cathy FarrollProject Communications Manager for Cross County MetroLink Project Office.
Cathy spoke to us about the cross couty extension to MetroLink, all the public participation and social justice aspects of expanding public transportation. She also talked about future lines, including a north-south line through downtown.

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