It’s the Clean Air Car Show!

Clean Air Car Show and Green Living Expo comes to Garfield Park

PHOTO: courtesy City of South Pasadena | | Alternative fuel vehicles on display in Garfield Park for the Clean Air Car Show

As a proud AGZA city, South Pasadena is the perfect venue for the exciting Clean Air Car Show and Green Living Expo coming to Garfield Park Youth House on Sunday September 10th from 10:30am to 2:30 pm. This is a free event hosted by the City of South Pasadena and will showcase the latest in alternative fuel vehicles along with various booths on conservation and sustainable living.

This is the perfect event for those wondering how to live a more sustainable way of life either through changes in their household or switching to an alternative fuel vehicle.  There will be a wide array of alternative fuel vehicles on display, including plug-in electric, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, and compressed natural gas. Attendees can ask questions of San Gabriel Valley car dealerships that will be on hand highlighting the latest models, as well as local owners with hands-on experience driving many popular models.

PHOTO: courtesy City of South Pasadena | | Local residents among those displaying alternative fuel vehicles at Clear Air Car Show

There will also be vendors on hand to discuss going solar, energy and water efficiency, as well as other aspects of sustainability.  The whole family can find something for to do at this year’s event. South Pasadena Beautiful will host their annual Fall Workshop. Topics will include tree disease prevention and remedies, tree care and watering, and becoming a zero-waste household. The South Pasadena Public Library will be on hand with fun kids’ activities. To promote living a more sustainable life, attendees can look for giveaways and raffles, with a grand prize of an electric lawnmower!

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PHOTO: courtesy City of South Pasadena | | Clean Air Car Show and Green Living Expo takes place at Garfield Park Youth House

 “We started the Clean Air Car show and Green Living Expo back in 2006” explains Mayor Cacciotti, “to educate and help make people aware of the harmful effects of vehicle emissions from cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc on people’s and animal health and our environment.”

PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | SouthPasadenan | Mayor Michael Cacciotti gets off the Gold Line in South Pasadena

He goes on to say, “more and more Scientific And Health studies were being released showing the connection between the toxic gases being emitted from our vehicles, lawn equipment and machines and the adverse impact it was having on human health and our environment.. studies linking this exposure to asthma (causation and exacerbation), other respiratory illnesses, cancer, etc. so we also wanted to highlight alternative fuel vehicles (hybrid, plug in hybrid, electric, CNG, hydrogen fuel cell) and mass transit options as an alternative for people to choose rather than a polluting internal combustion engine.”

Are you a resident who owns an alternative fuel vehicle that you would like to show off? Contact the Environmental Programs Office to enter your car in the show! Contact Jenna Shimmin at (626) 403-7311 or