For Journalists
[GO]

[GO]

 

   

U.Va.'s Sixth Annual Energy Awareness Day Promises Freebies and Energy Savings

Oct. 4, 2000 -- The University of Virginia's sixth annual Energy Awareness Days are set for Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Thornton Hall, and Thursday, Oct. 5 adjacent to the Hospital cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Displays will include:

Recycling demonstrations and informative freebies, presented by the Division of Recoverable and Disposable Resources (Recycling)

Cool vehicles: a hybrid electric-gas powered car, an electric car and an electric bike provided by Virginia Power, and a solar powered car built by U.Va. engineering students

Renewable energy displays, including a hydrogen fuel cell (similar to the power supply on the space shuttles) and a photovoltaic (solar electric) panel

RideShare with lots of great information and freebies

Raffle chances to win a compact fluorescent lamp (looks great and saves energy!)

Water conservation booth - sponsored by the City of Charlottesville

Bicycling, a great alternative to driving a car, sponsored by the Charlottesville Albemarle Bicycling Association

A solar panel display sponsored by Facilities Management

A solar air ship sponsored by the U.Va. Solar Airship Program.

Electric light display illustrating technologies being used at U.Va. and how these can be used in your homes.

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 the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

2000 NEWS RELEASES
1999 NEWS RELEASES

UVa News Sources UVa Top News UVa WebCalendar UVa Home Page UVa News Sources UVa Top News UVa WebCalendar UVa Home Page

Top news site edited by Jane Ford (jford@virginia.edu); maintained by Karen Asher (kac@virginia.edu); releases posted by Sally Barbour (sab4w@virginia.edu).
Last Modified: Tuesday, 03-Oct-2000 16:29:42 EDT
© 2000 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
Topnews Information: (804) 924-4298.

News Sources UVa WebCalendar UVa Home Page News Sources UVa WebCalendar UVa Home Page UVa Top News UVa WebCalendar UVa Home Page UVa Top News UVa WebCalendar UVa Home Page UVa News Sources UVa Top News UVa WebCalendar UVa Home Page UVa News Sources UVa Top News UVa WebCalendar Uva Home Page