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CACDA to award Energy Challenge winner over $1,000 toward new appliances

Cazenovia Area Community Development Association continues to accept participants in the exciting new "Biggest Loser Energy Challenge" - the first of its kind in Central New York.

Representatives from the Cazenovia area Energy Challenge were on hand Saturday Jan. 15 at the Winter Cazenovia Farmer's Market in the American Legion, to help residents sign up for the challenge.

Program organizers were also present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Cazenovia Library. Sam Gordon and Barbara Henderson were signing up participants and giving away free compact fluorescent bulbs. To join, go to cazenergychallenge.wordpress.com and click on "Sign-Up" at the top of the page.

If you want to learn more, visit the Cazenovia Energy Challenge on Facebook and click "Like" to start. Residents from the village of Cazenovia and towns of Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson can compete.

The "Biggest Overall Loser" will receive $1099 toward an Energy Star qualified dishwasher, refrigerator, or washing machine of choice and $100 toward a solar site assessment from Eastern Mountain Solar.

The biggest loser in a one month period during the competition gets a free Comfort Club Membership from TAG Mechanical (approximate cash value $250) as well as an Energy Efficiency & Green Products kit from National Grid.

All participants will re ceive coupons for 10-percent off energy saving products from Buyea's Hardware when they provide their utility information on time, for each month from January to June of 2011.

This program has been developed in partnership with Samuel Gordon, NYSERDA Energy $mart Communities coordinator for the CNY Regional Planning & Development Board (CNYRPDB). The "Challenge" is sponsored by CACDA, CNYRPDB, NYSERDA Energy $mart Communities and Buyea's True Value Hardware.

CACDA enhances economic vitality and preserves the rural, historic character of our region through education, consensus-building and project implementation. Individuals and corporations can support CACDA's programs through contributions and volunteer efforts.

For more information, please call Barbara Henderson, Executive Director, at 655-7651 or e-mail director@cacda.net.

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