2012 NC MobileCARE Awards – Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations: 2012 Mobile CARE Awards
         6th Annual awards will recognize leaders in reducing transportation related emissions


WHAT: Nominations are requested for the 6th Annual Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) Awards. Mobile CARE awards recognize initiative and leadership efforts at improving North Carolina’s air quality through alternative fuel, advanced transportation technologies and fuel economy practices.


WHEN: February 14th– March 23rd, 2012 ~ Nomination Period

Award announcements, April 19th at the 9th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference in Raleigh, N.C.


WHERE: Guidelines and application available at www.cleantransportation.org


WHO: The N.C. Solar Center/N.C. State University, with support from the N.C. Department of Transportation, is organizing the 6th Annual Mobile CARE awards as part of the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project. Applicants are sought in four categories: Individual, Fleet, Technology/Fuel Provider, and Policy/Organization Innovation. Applicants are encouraged to nominate themselves or a colleague for efforts involved with transportation efficiency and/or expanding the use of alternative transportation fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, electricity, natural gas, and propane through direct use, business development, policies and organizational enhancement.


WHY: Over 6.5 million North Carolinians are at risk due to the health effect of poor air quality.  North Carolina’s reliance on imported transportation fuel contributes to air quality problems. The 2012 Mobile CARE awards will recognize exemplary efforts to reduce transportation related emissions and support fuel diversity options that benefit North Carolina.


CONTACT: Shannon Helm, N.C. Solar Center, 919-423-8340, shannon_helm@ncsu.edu

Anne Tazewell, N.C. Solar Center, 919-513-7831, anne_tazewell@ncsu.edu