Centennial High School (CHS) in Cool Springs TN will host an Automobile and Energy Fair this Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the school as part of the school’s participation in an energy education program sponsored by the Energy Policy Office of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
The fair, hosted by the CHS ecology classes, is an educational outreach program intended to raise awareness of the importance of proper vehicle maintenance and the resulting reduction of resource usage and emissions.
Like most schools, Cool Springs Centennial High School students and parents drive a variety of types and ages of vehicles that have varying impacts on the environment. The fair will have on display new, high-mileage vehicles and alternatives to conventional vehicles such as hybrids and all-electric vehicles, and the appropriate personnel will be on hand to discuss these options with interested parties. Education on other viable transportation alternatives and energy-saving techniques for the home will also be offered.
The event is open to the general public in addition to CHS parents and students. It is intended as a community outreach effort to educate and increase awareness of the necessity of automobile efficiency; reducing emissions and fuel usage; alternative transportation options; and energy tips that reduce power usage.
School representatives attended an Energy Camp for teachers offered by ECD earlier this year and received a grant to fund the Automobile and Energy Fair activities. To learn more about Tennessee’s Energy Policy Office, visit their Web site at http://www.state.tn.us/ecd/CD_office_energy_policy.html.