Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

We envision a healthy world where people and wildlife thrive and natural resources are protected.
The mission of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is to protect our natural environment and connect people with nature
 to benefit birds and other wildlife through conservation, education, research and advocacy.

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815

© 1968-2023 Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

Images and drawings on this site are used with permission of the artists and are subject to copyright.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Ins and Outs of Electic Vehicles – an Owner’s Perspective

March 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Online Virtual Event  

In 2020, due to the coronavirus and the resulting work-from-home and restrictions on travel, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell more than 10 percent – reaching their lowest levels in 30 years, according to a January 12, 2021 article in the NY Times by Brad Plumer. (Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020  Much of the reduction was due to the drop in automobile use. 

The technology and infrastructure for Electric Vehicles is rapidly changing, making it more and more feasible each year for adoption by the masses. This evening’s presentation, hosted by Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society as part of the DOAS Climate Action Leadership Program will feature Tom and Celeste Theis, a couple who has embraced the EV revolution for their household and ‘will not go back to gasoline’.



Oneonta, NY United States

March 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Oneonta, NY United States

About our Presenters, Celeste and Tom Theis

Tom and Celeste Theis are enthusiastic electric vehicle owners who will never go back to gasoline. Tom, a scientist and engineer, is fascinated by the technological advances making affordable, long-range EVs possible. Celeste, a social worker, cares little about the technology, but she and Tom agree: the cars are a pleasure to own and fun to drive! 
During a 38-year career with IBM, Tom Theis made numerous contributions to the development of information technology as a researcher, manager, and executive. He is currently with Utopus Insights, pursuing a long-term passion — acceleration of technological and societal change to combat global warming.  
Celeste Theis retired from the Ossining Public School system in 2011 and has since worked as a psychotherapist in private practice. She has long been a political activist for progressive causes. 
Celeste and Tom Theis
During this informal, conversational program, Tom and Celeste will overview their motivations and feedback for being an EV household in New York State. They will include information about the increasing number and varieties of available models, vehicle safety and maintenance, increasing range of EV’s along with the growing availability of roadside ‘fast-chargers’, and the great good this revolution will bring to our environment.

If you have questions about Electric Vehicles, this forum is the place to ask! Please join us on Zoom on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7pm and bring all your EV questions. The average household can reduce their carbon by approximately 6-8 metric tons per year (per vehicle) by making the switch away from standard fuel engine vehicles. Save money, Protect the environment, Improve your health!

This program is part of the DOAS Climate Action Leadership Training Program, funded in part through a 2020-21 Audubon in Action Grant from National Audubon Society.

Oneonta, NY United States