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U.Va.'s Fifth Annual Energy Awareness Day to be Held Oct. 6

September 27, 1999 -- The University of Virginia's fifth annual Energy Awareness Day will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in front of Thornton Hall.

A new event is a solar powered hotdog cooking contest: Engineering School students will be competing to achieve the greatest number of the best cooked hotdogs with their individually constructed solar grills.

Displays will include:

  • Recycling demonstrations and informative freebies, presented by the Division of Recoverable and Disposable Resources (recycling)
  • Cool cars: one electric powered provided by Virginia Power, one solar powered built by U.Va. engineering students.
  • Water saver shower head demonstrations (no showering on the Lawn, please)
  • Free copies (while the last) of the now famous "Rotunda in Desert" water conservation poster
  • Renewable energy displays, including a hydrogen fuel cell (similar to the power supply on the space shuttles) and a photovoltaic (solar electric) panel.
  • Samples of solar cooked hotdogs
  • RideShare with lots of great information and informative freebies
  • Demonstrations of electric tools and home appliances provided by VA Power
  • University Police with helpful information on safety Energy Awareness festivities will be repeated Thursday, Sept. 30 for the Health System and Medical Schools audiences in the hallway adjacent to the main cafeteria from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. but without the solar cooking event.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Tony Motto, Energy Program Manager, at 982-5893 or awm3g@virginia.edu or Dennis Clark, Recycling Manager, at 982-5059 or dlc8n@virginia.edu

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact University News Services at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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