Earth Month: Ambassador Spotlight
Aptera is a movement. A movement toward solar mobility. But, we’re also a movement of individuals–a collective of like minded and passionate changemakers who are not satisfied with the status quo.
Our members are united by this collective spirit, and our community of Ambassadors is perhaps the most salient example of what unites us all.
In honor of Earth Month, our Ambassadors mobilized to host environmental conservation projects within their respective communities. With events throughout April taking place across the country, we’re tremendously proud that our ambassadors are living out our shared values.
Our Ambassadors are connected by the Aptera network, but their actions go far beyond our San Diego headquarters. Although these events took place throughout different regions of the country, they are all united by our shared ethos: to save our planet.
Beyond the environmental benefits of these contributions, we’re also touched by the stories woven throughout these events. We’re thrilled to give a snapshot of some of these Earth Month events.
Our Ambassador, Stan, helped organize a stream clean-up in partnership with the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership. The Partnership is a 100% volunteer organization, and in addition to clean-ups, they coordinate water quality monitoring, boat building, ecological restoration, environmental education, and much more.
On April 9th, Stan led a dozen groups to clean up two sites along Mile Run Brook, which traces the boundary between Franklin Township and the City of New Brunswick. Between both locations, Stan and the crew collected a whopping total of 133 bags of trash that weighed over 3,325 pounds. Additionally, 52 bags, or 780 pounds of recycling, were counted by the New Brunswick Dept. of Public Works.
📍Des Plaines, IL
In the Midwest, our Ambassador, Leon, led a cleanup of his Des Plaines community. Taking part were over 50 volunteers who all took part in removing trash, plastics, and other polluting materials along Lyons Woods 6 E. River Road. Look at all of those bags!
Heading to Minneapolis, our Ambassador, Erik, organized a community and park cleanup in conjunction with the city of Bloomington, to clean up the watershed along the Nine Mile Creek. Erik also teamed up with a local craft brewery named after the watershed district (9 Mile Brewing) to assist in the effort. The city is incredibly enthusiastic about what Erik has assembled, as their park staff is very limited in numbers and what they can accomplish. Erik and his team of volunteers removed invasive plant species from the area. Take a look at their incredible work!
📍Cherry Hill, NJ
Back in New Jersey, Mike led a clean up with the Homestead Youth Association in his hometown. As Mike likes to say, “everyday is Earth Day.” We’re thrilled Mike led this activation and is supporting such a wonderful organization! We’re proud to have Mike’s leadership within our Ambassador Program.
Heading to the Southwest, our Ambassador, Len, represented Aptera at an electrifying event hosted by Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED). Traveling over 800 miles roundtrip, Len connected with EV and classic car enthusiasts alike. We can always count on Len for finding exciting ways to represent Aptera and connect with new audiences! Here’s to driving electric– solar electric, that is!
Meanwhile in North Carolina, James represented Aptera at one of the Triad Electric Vehicle Association’s Earth Month events. As a part of this event, James connected with EV enthusiasts and shared about Aptera’s mission. Aptera’s presence, along with over 30 companies, surely had a strong impact on the community, inspiring a new wave of EV drivers.
📍San Diego, CA
Last but not least, our wonderful Aptera team members brought Noir to the San Diego Earth Fair. In joining the largest free, annual environmental fair in the world, we were thrilled to be in front of the San Diego Automotive Museum during the 31st Earth Fair in Balboa Park. This public event was the perfect opportunity to see Aptera up-close-and-personal, while also checking out the alternative fuel exhibit at SDAM. Not to mention, there were hundreds of vendors, activities, and the Earth Day Parade to enjoy. Couldn’t make it? Aptera will be on display in the museum throughout the following week!
🌎 What’s next?
It’s never too late to participate in Earth Month. Sure– the national holiday only exists on our calendars for a finite amount of time, but at Aptera, we believe that these actions are necessary in our daily lives. No action is too small, and it’s always the right time to make sustainable decisions. Join us in our movement, on earth, for earth!