NYPA Donates Funds To Staten
April 11, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEN ISLAND—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
announced today the donation of $1,500 to the Staten Island Zoo to
continue enhancement of the Zoo’s educational programs.
“This funding will allow the Staten Island Zoo to
expand its educational programs for young people. It will help teach
young people about the importance of energy efficiency and how they can
help conserve energy,” said Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13).
“Building on the Power Authority’s partnership with
the Staten Island Zoo, to promote energy efficiency and education, we
are adding under Governor George E. Pataki’s leadership, $1,500 for
improving education programming to past donations of a clean, electric
TH!NK neighbor vehicle and $1,000 in education funding,” said Eugene W.
Zeltmann, president and chief executive officer, NYPA.
“Working with the Power Authority and Governor
Pataki enables the Staten Island Zoo to offer top-quality education
programs for better informed visitors and to also be energy conscious
with a zero emissions electric vehicle to perform many zoo tasks for
cleaner air that both our visitors and animals appreciate,” said John
Caltabiano, executive director, Staten Island Zoo.
The Staten Island Zoo, owned by the City of New
York and operated under the auspices of the Department of Cultural
Affairs, receives, like all City-owned facilities including schools,
police and fire stations and hospitals on Staten Island, low-cost power
from the Power Authority. The Staten Island Zoological Society, a
not-for-profit organization which owns and manages the collection, has
more than 400 animals inhabiting an aquarium, serpentarium, tropical
forest and African savannah exhibits.
NYPA is a national leader in advancing energy
efficiency, clean energy technologies and electric vehicles helping to
save money, energy and the environment throughout New York State.