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NV Greets Earth Day with "Frybrids" and New Sense of Urgency

April 20, 2007

There are Earth Day celebrations planned all over Nevada this weekend. On Sunday you can catch up with Rusty Blevins who operates not one, but two cars powered with leftover vegetable oil that restaurants normally have to pay somebody to dispose of.

"Some people call them 'frybrids,' like hybrid with a fry in front. There is no contribution to global warming, the same number of vegetables that it took to make that oil, are growing now pulling the carbon dioxide back down out of the environment."

Taking action on Earth Day can be as simple as changing your light bulbs. Making the switch to the new fluorescents will save on your energy bill while making a dent in the global warming problem.

On Saturday you can learn about cooking with solar in your back yard at the Summerlin Earthfaire. Steve Rypka with Solar NV says he detects a big shift in thinking in the Silver State where many more people now are thinking about the environment in their daily lives.

“Well, I think Earth Day has come back around to the 1970's when we had 20 million people turn out for it. We're back at that point. There is much to be learned and we're short on time.”

You can see the frybrid cars at Henderson Earth Day on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Earthfaire takes place at the Summerlin Community Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. You can also learn about solar cooking and see a big solar display on Sunday at Earth Day in Henderson.

Michael Clifford/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - NV