A group calling itself “Pollution Solutions” rolls into Cedar Rapids this morning to showcase energy-efficient autos and appliances. Robert Cowin of the National Environmental Trust says the “Pollution Solutions” display is stopping in 30 U-S cities. He says they want to raise awareness about global warming and how Americans be more energy efficient.Cowin says the combination gas and electric-powered “Honda Insight” will be on display today in Green Square Park in downtown Cedar Rapids.The Honda Insight gets 70 miles per gallon, and can go 700 miles on one tank of gas. Cowin says there’s also a solar-powered Airstream trailer, with appliances inside which are run by the sun, too.Cowin says electric cars and solar-powered appliances are items of today that you can purchase now and save money.The exhibit showcases compact fluorescent lightbulbs and different ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. The exhibit will be in Cedar Rapids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. “Pollution Solutions” stopped in Des Moines last Saturday, and claimed Iowans could reduce their home electric bill by one-third if all the energy efficiency suggestions were used.
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