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East End College Debuts Electric Vehicle Charging Stations On Earth Day

Nicole Barylski

Suffolk County Community College's Eastern Campus in Riverhead unveiled a pair of electric vehicle charging stations on Earth Day 2015. (Photo: www.facebook.com/)

Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay with the College's Executive Director of Sustainability Programs Nick Palumbo. (Courtesy Photo)

"At Suffolk County Community College we celebrate Earth Day 365 days a year," expressed Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. "We are focused on sustainability across all our campuses and today's unveiling of the electric car chargers here at our Eastern Campus is a small part of all we do to leave as small a foot print as possible upon Mother Earth."

On Wednesday, April 24th, President Dr. Shaun L. McKay was joined by SCCC's Executive Director of Sustainability Programs Nick Palumbo at the College's Eastern Campus in Riverhead to unveil a pair of electric vehicle charging stations. To commemorate the Earth Day festivities, Dr. McKay attached the charger to a plug-in Toyota Prius Hyrbid.

Each station can quickly charge two electric or hybrid/electric vehicles and is connected to the Chargepoint Network for recovery of utility costs. The charging stations were installed by Suffolk with the hopes of encouraging the use of environmentally friendly vehicles by students, faculty and staff. The charges are also open to the general public.

Suffolk County Community College will install electric vehicle chargers at its Selden and Brentwood campuses later this year.

For more information, visit www.sunysuffolk.edu.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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