SOURCE: Fitzgerald Auto Malls

April 17, 2007 13:44 ET

Fitzgerald Auto Malls "Go Green"

Event to Acknowledge Auto Dealership Group's Use of Wind Energy and Celebrate Earth Day

NORTH BETHESDA, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- The Fitzgerald Auto Malls announced that their Maryland dealerships are the first automobile dealerships in America to become "Green Power Partners" with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Fitzgerald will be "going green" by purchasing wind power for 100% of its electricity needs. In recognition of its use of green, renewable energy, Fitzgerald has been named an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partner and is eligible for special recognition by the EPA as a member of the Green Power Leadership Club.

Scheduled to go into effect in May 2007, Fitzgerald has signed a contract with Pepco Energy Services to switch all of their Maryland dealerships from electricity generated by conventional power sources to 100% green-e certified wind power. The Clean Energy Partnership, an environmental group that encourages businesses to purchase green power, advised and assisted Fitzgerald in its switch to green power.

To celebrate their transition to green power, Fitzgerald Auto Malls will be hosting a celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 20, 2007 at their Fitzgerald Auto Mall Dealership in North Bethesda, MD. To kick off the Earth Day weekend, Fitzgerald will give a free, energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulb to visitors to any Fitzgerald Auto Mall dealership on Friday, April 20. Earth Day is Sunday, April 22.

Recognizing Fitzgerald's switch to a green renewable energy resource for their electric power and acknowledging their leadership role in recycling, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Clean Energy Partnership, The Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and other local and state officials will honor Fitzgerald Auto Mall's accomplishment during the event.

Media representatives are encouraged to attend this special event.

WHAT:     Fitzgerald "Green Power" Earth Day Event

WHO:      Jack Fitzgerald--Chairman, Fitzgerald Auto Malls,
          Local and Regional Dignitaries, Representatives of the
          Clean Energy Partnership and of the Chesapeake Climate
          Action Network

VISUALS:  Stacks of waste products representing the amount of recycled
          materials Fitzgerald conserves annually

WHEN:     Friday, April 20, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:    Fitzgerald Auto Mall
          11411 Rockville Pike
          North Bethesda, MD 20895

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Kirk Monroe
    Enten & Associates, Inc.
    301-913-0010 x104
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