Celebrating Energy Awareness Month and “Get Smart, Go Green!” Sweepstakes, Green Mountain Energy Company and smart center Dallas sponsor energy trivia challenge

Three North Texas residents faced off today in “How Energy Smart are You?” Trivia Challenge and smart car race in Dallas

Dallas – A series of energy-related questions were asked during today’s “How Energy Smart are You?” Trivia Challenge sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company and smart center Dallas. Questions included “What type of light bulb uses 75% less energy and lasts 10 times longer than a regular incandescent light bulb” and “What is the leading cause of industrial air pollution in the U. S.?”. The Challenge celebrated Energy Awareness Month as three North Texas residents answered a series of energy-related educational trivia questions and competed in a smart car race to determine the winner. The event took place at smart center Dallas, 6113 Lemmon Avenue.

Green Mountain, Texas’ only electricity provider dedicated to cleaner energy, and smart center Dallas, hosted the Trivia Challenge to promote their “Get Smart, Go Green!”2009 Sweepstakes to give away one of the most environmentally-friendly cars on the road today — a smart fortwo Passion Coupe. The car (equipped with the manufacturer’s standard base model package and limited warranty) that has an approximate retail value of $16,235 before taxes, title and license to a qualifying Texas resident.

How Energy Smart are You? Trivia Challenge

The Trivia Challenge consisted of three rounds of energy-related questions, followed by a smart car race. The contestants each raced a smart car that was placed in position based on the points accumulated during the trivia rounds by each contestant. The first car to cross the finish line was the Trivia Challenge winner. The three participants battling it out during today’s Trivia Challenge were: Quirawn Hunter Taylor, from Waxahachie, Texas; Mary Anne Greene, from Dallas, Texas and Susan Thompson, from Flower Mound, Texas. Green Mountain’s Super Earth Mascot kicked off the race. Susan Thompson was the winner and was presented with a certificate for use of a smart car for a week. The other two contestants received t-shirts, hats and posters for participating in the event.

Get Smart, Go Green! 2009 Sweepstakes

The sweepstakes is open to Texas residents 18 years of age or older. Participants are invited to fill out an entry form online at www.greenmountain.com/smartcar, or in person when visiting the Green Mountain booth at various events around the Dallas metroplex, such as the Taste of Lee Park and Tamale Festival. (Editor’s Note: See list of events at end of document.) The Sweepstakes will last three months and concludes on December 14, 2009.

The smart fortwo continues to be a preferred vehicle solution for American consumers in this cost-conscious, environmentally responsible society. It is the most fuel efficient, non-hybrid vehicle in the U.S., according to the 2009 EPA Fuel Economy Guide, achieving an average of 41 miles per gallon on the highway. The smart fortwo also is certified by the EPA as a “Smartway” vehicle, which indicates good environmental performance, placing it among the “greenest” vehicles on the market. With the smart fortwo’s small and agile design, navigating through traffic and into tight parking spaces is a snap, perhaps saving precious time.

Visit www.greenmountain.com/smartcar to view the “Get Smart, Go Green!” 2009 Sweepstakes Official Rules:

• No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
• One entry per household permitted from all methods of entry combined.
• All entrants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and residents of the state of Texas.
• The prize winner will be notified by Green Mountain on or before December 31, 2009.

There are two available methods for qualifying entrants to register for the Get Smart, Go Green! 2009 Sweepstakes:

1) In-person at the Green Mountain booth at certain local events and retail outlets in the DFW area (list is below).
2) Online at www.greenmountain.com/smartcar.

smart fortwo’s attributes:

• Emits up to 50% less polluting emissions than average ‘09 model vehicles
• Fuel efficient with 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway
• Meets or exceeds all federal government crash test standards
• Advanced crash avoidance and crash protection systems

smart fortwo Passion Coupe standard base model package includes:

• Panorama roof, alloy wheels
• Air conditioning with climate control
• 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with gear shift paddles
• Power windows, AM/FM radio with CD player

Green Mountain Events in DFW:

Green Mountain plans to be present at the following events or retail locations in the DFW area and will have Sweepstake entry forms.

Contact:

Marci Grossman (Green Mountain), 602.694.8972, marci.grossman@greenmountain.com
Carolyn Alvey (Aardvark Communications), 972.699.8953, Carolyn@aardvarktx.com