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Coffee Break: An EV Ready STL for our Seniors in North and South City

  • 19 Mar 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Virtually, of course!

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Coffee Break

An EV Ready STL for our Seniors in North and South City
with guest, Maurice Muia

Need a break? A quick face-to-face with your green building community? New thoughts, ideas, and conversation to jump start your day? 

Join USGBC-MGC for a 'Coffee Break' - a quick, lively conversation on a timely green building topic! 

Friday, March 19th at 10:00 am join your Green Building Are Better community for a morning with Maurice Muia, Councilman, Decarbonization Climate Advisor for the City of St. Louis, and Electrical Engineer as he discusses the first Midwest electrification program for our most venerable, our elders. Mr. Muia will also talk briefly about the EV Ready legislation that we have developed for the City of St. Louis and how this can be modeled across the region and State of Missouri.

DESCRIPTION
The City of St. Louis through the American Cities Climate Challenge has partnered with local community partners to craft a first of its kind in the Midwest transportation electrification program for our most vulnerable in society - our elders. Throughout this three-year US Department of Energy funded program, senior transportation programs at Northside Youth and Senior Services and City Seniors Inc. will have electric vehicles in their fleet providing mobility services across the City. Services can range from delivering hot meals to taking seniors to legal services appointments. All of this being done in the City of St. Louis. The team is planning to have first rides beginning in June 2021.

FEATURED GUEST

Maurice Muia, Decarbonization Climate Advisor, City of St. Louis
Maurice K. Muia was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands. Muia earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and pursued a Master's Degree in Sustainability from SLU. Currently, he is serving as the Climate Advisor for the City of St. Louis where he advises the City on sustainable building policy and transportation electrification. He was instrumental in the passing of a historic Solar Ready ordinance for new construction in the City of St. Louis. Prior to his current role, he was an electrical power system engineer with electric utilities across the State of Missouri. In 2009, he met with Delegate to Congress Dr. Christensen to discuss opportunities for sustainability in island nations for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, he was a Sustainability Commissioner for the City of Maplewood where he worked on Sustainability and Climate Change challenges at the local level.

He believes sustainability and climate change are one of the biggest issues facing our local community and nation. From his perspective, the three most important issues before the City and its residents are the following: safety, youth engagement, and continuity. Engaging our youth in careers and opportunities of the future outside of school should create a better environment for our children and families.

WHEN
Friday, March 19, 2021, 
10:00 - 10:30 am

WHERE 
Virtual event via Zoom.
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FEE
Free for all attendees!

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