NYPA Launches 'More Cruisin' Less
Fuelin'...No Foolin'!' Campaign to Highlight Fuel-Saving Vacation
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July 2, 2008
LEWISTON—The New York
Power Authority (NYPA) today announced its third annual summer
travel campaign, “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” The
program, which will begin this Independence Day (July 4), is
designed to encourage regional residents to try fuel-saving vacation
travel and learn environmentally conscious energy-saving tips.
Activities start with a
trip to NYPA’s Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at
the Niagara Power Project, and continue on to other nearby
attractions in beautiful Western New York.
“With gas prices
continuing to rise, I think people are looking to see what they can
do in their own area and avoid driving to far away destinations,”
said Lou Paonessa, community relations representative at the Power
Vista. “There is so much to do at the visitors center and the
surrounding Niagara region—this is the perfect time for local
residents to take advantage of the many hidden gems in their own
Free information bags,
including brochures on local family-fun, are available at the
visitors center. The information bags also contain a children’s
activity book and fact sheets with tips on how to save fuel and use
energy-efficient lighting and cooling during the summer season.
Later this month there will be “Sweet Ideas” for saving energy
offered by way of specially-prepared “Less Fuelin’-More Fortune”
The visitors center
offers many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity,
history and the environment. A hybrid electric car is on display
with information on its gas-saving features.
Through July 11 the
Power Vista will also host the 14th annual Niagara Council on Aging
Art Exhibit, displaying approximately 40 works of art developed by
local senior artists.
During the weekend of
August 2 and 3, the Power Vista will celebrate American Family Day
and Kids Day with family games and activities dealing with energy
related topics each day.
The visitors center
will be open as usual each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional
information, please call (315) 764-0226 or visit NYPA on the Web at
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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