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LOVE YOUR PLANET GIVES FREE NISSAN LEAF AT ELECTRIC CAR SHOW
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. Oct. 5, 2015- Love Your Planet, an environmental health and sustainability organization, is hosting their 2nd annual “Green Mobile” campaign in Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 10th to raise awareness about the toxins produced from burning gasoline.
Car dealerships such as Ford, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Tesla will display their latest models of electric cars to the public to encourage people to stop buying cars that burn gasoline. The public will be able to enter a raffle by taking a quiz that calculates their geological footprint. One winner will be selected by celebrity guest and spokesperson Emma Stone, and given a 2014 Nissan LEAF at the end of the
event. Local artists and representatives from Love Your Planet will give brochures and speeches to inform people of the small things they can do to help sustain our planet. Organic and electric food trucks will also be present on site.
The burning and evaporation of gasoline produces substances such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and unburned hydrocarbons that pollute the air. Love Your Planet CEO Jane Thomas said that the use of electric cars helps stop air pollution because they run on electrically charged batteries and produce no greenhouse gas emissions from the tailpipe. Electric car batteries have a power range of 70-100 miles on a single charge. Based on driving statistics, 60 miles in an electric car could satisfy about 83 percent of daily needs, Thomas said. Nissan Executive Director Pete Stern said that electric cars such as theirs can save $750-$1,200 on fueling costs per year compared to a 27 miles per gallon vehicle fueled by gasoline at $3.50 per gallon.
Love Your Planet has been working since 1990 to spread awareness about environmental issues that affect the future of our planet as well as ways in which people can reduce their geological footprint easily and cost effectively. Love Your Planet has held events to give access to clean air and water in more than 75 cities in the United States and hopes to expand globally next year.