Friday, April 16, 2010

Blue Hose go Green!

Today marked the first Green Auto Show in Presbyterian College history. (We are pretty sure it's the first  auto show in the United Statest to feature only fuel efficient "green" cars, but don't quote me on that.)

Cyrus (the Scottish Highlander) promoting the Green Auto Show

On this beautiful, 85 degree day about 400 middle school students, PC students, and community members joined the Green Hose (a committee of students and faculty committed to sustainability) in an effort to bring awareness to our dependence on oil.

Number of barrels of oil used per person, per year and the country of origin

Students and attendees mingled among the cars and other informational booths throughout the day. Among the vehicles present were Toyota's Prius and Yaris, Honda's Fit and Hybrid Civic, Ford's Fusion, Hyundai's Sonata and Elantra, Volkswagon's Jetta Wagon and Golf, Star Electric Cars, and a completely electric car provided by PlugIn Carolina (

After the middle school kids left, I took a break to check out some of the rides.

Jetta TDI Station Wagon

Segway...So Fun!!

Even Bonnie Blue took some time to enjoy a Michelin Tire Frisbee.

After it was all said and done, I got take home the Prius...Not to keep, granted, but just for the weekend. (I have to return it to the dealer on Monday.)

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