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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Celebrate E3 Eco Day
Tonight at Power Park!

East End Main Street is celebrating its first annual E3 Eco Day and giving free CFL light bulbs to those with AEP Power bills as proof of residence.

The event is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park. The West Virginia Power play the Delmarva Shorebirds that night.

The CFL bulbs last up to five years and conserve massive amounts of energy for homes. The bulbs will go to the first 1,500 patrons exiting the park later that evening.

AEP is sponsoring the event.

The event is the official kick-off of the East End’s “going green” movement.

“Just imagine if every single resident had at least one CFL light bulb in their home,” said Ric Cavender, East End Main Street program director. “The amount of collective energy the East End would conserve could positively impact the planet.”

In addition, the West Virginia Division of Energy, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, the West Virginia Sustainable Communities Institute and Slack Street Recycling will distribute free information and offer free samples of “green” household products.

In between innings, children will participate in ECOlympics and win prizes.

East End Main Street sell E3 Eco Day T-shirts and branded, eco-friendly cloth shopping bags to promote environmentally-sound practices and to raise money for further Eco East End efforts.


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