‘Green’ Vehicles To Be Featured At Sustainability Fair

OSWEGO, NY – Chevrolet’s prototype fuel cell vehicle, the Equinox, will be available to test drive  by Central New Yorkers who attend SUNY-Oswego’s first Sustainability Fair—”Green Products and Ideas” – on April 21.

The fair will take place between 4 and 8 p.m. in SUNY-Oswego’s Campus Center Arena.

It is free and open to the public, and parking will be available.

The fuel cell Equinox runs on electricity created by an on-board fuel-cell stack and is virtually pollution free, emitting only wisps of water vapor. The vehicle carries 4.2 kilograms of compressed hydrogen on board, enough to drive about 168 miles before refilling. A GM representative will be on hand to provide more information about the fuel-cell process.

Other vehicles being exhibited include a faculty built electric sports car, a student built wood gasification truck, a Prius, a Honda hybrid, and a Smart Car.

The Sustainability Fair will also offer homeowners and community members an opportunity to gain information about products, services, and money-saving initiatives from a range of Central New York vendors and speakers.

Chris Carrick of the state’s Energy Research and Development Authority will provide information about home energy efficiency and tax incentives.

Ashley McGraw Architects will host a booth demonstrating the college’s new apartment complex , The Village, with information on the components that qualify it for LEED Gold, a top Green Building Council certification.

Other vendors will introduce visitors to green cleaning services, solar and wind energy contracting, organic farming and gardening, and more.

The fair is sponsored by SUNY-Oswego and an ad hoc group of college and community members; it is part of the college’s Quest Day of Research and Creativity.

The American Chemical Society and Oswego’s Auxiliary Services have provided underwriting.

For more information, visit http://www.oswego.edu/sustainabilityfair