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EPA Energy Star ‘Change A Light’ National Bus Tour to Stop at a Cobb County Middle School

Release Date: 10/12/2007
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Media Relations, (404)562-8421

EPA Administrator will join Tour at Durham Middle School to Promote Energy Efficiency

ATLANTA – (Oct. 12, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 10-city national Energy Star ‘Change A Light’ bus tour, traveling coast to coast to promote energy efficient lighting, will make a stop at Durham Middle School in Acworth, Ga. on Monday, October 15, 2007. The tour, co-sponsored by EPA and the Department of Energy, began on October 3, 2007 at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. As a part of the event, Administrator Johnson will visit a science class and participated in a ceremony to recognize winners in the school’s poster contest.

WHO: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson; EPA Regional Administrator Jimmy Palmer; Durham Middle School Principal Georganne Young

WHAT: National Change-A-Light Bus Tour

WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2007, 10:20 – 11:20 am

WHERE: Durham Middle School
2891 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, Ga.

The ‘Change A Light’ bus tour is designed to educate the public about the importance of choosing Energy Star qualified lighting as a first step toward energy efficiency, and encourage individuals to take the Energy Star Change a Light Pledge, a commitment to change at least one light at home to an Energy Star qualified one.

The bus is being provided by Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a large North American manufacturer of inter-city motor coaches. MCI’s bus is a state-of-the-art motor coach, powered by a 2007 EPA-model clean diesel engine fitted with a particulate scrubber, and fueled by ultra low sulfur diesel. One bus can displace the need for more than 50 passenger cars on our nation’s highways.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy. More information is available at

Directions: I-75 North to Barrett Pkwy, turn left on Barrett Pkwy, right on US 41, go 6 miles then --Left Mars Hill Rd