Tuesday, July 15, 2008

SciPort presents Energy Awareness mojo Fri, July 18 through Sun, July 20, to help public reduce power consumption

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Sci-Port Discovery Center’s Energy Awareness Weekend, will take place Friday, July 18, through Sunday, July 20, says Eric Gipson. Presentations and displays will show how individuals and communities can reduce power consumption and save money.

Presentations include:

AEP SWEPCO--Electrical power usage and conservation tips, Louie the Lightening Bug, plus demonstrations of a Sparker and how different appliances impact how fast your electric meter spins. 11 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Alexandyr Kent--“All Pedal, No Gas.” The Shreveport Times journalist shares his experiences and results since he recently switched from driving to bicycling to and from work. 11:30 a.m. Friday.

City of Shreveport--How the City saves energy with a look at public transportation and biodiesel fuels. 2 p.m. Friday.

One Planet Solar--Solar panel installations as a way of reducing your energy bills. 1:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Louisiana Tech--Alternative fuels. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Displays with energy-saving tips, all 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, will be provided by:

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
CenterPoint Energy
Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
Morgan Pontiac GMC Buick
Geared toward all ages, the activities are included with regular Sci-Port admission and free to Sci-Port members.

Sci-Port: (318) 424-3466, toll-free (877) 724-7678, or www.sciport.org.

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