Miss Utah USA Tells a Secret of Beauty - Air Quality
General Motors Alternative Fuel Vehicle Helps Pave Her Way
October 23, 2000
SALT LAKE CITY - Tiffany Seaman, Miss Utah USA, today accepted keys to a 2000 Bi-Fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered Chevrolet Cavalier to drive during her reign, as she helps promote clean air initiatives through Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs).
Seaman understands all too well how poor air quality can affect children, particularly those with respiratory problems -- her older sister suffers from asthma.
"I'm very excited to be representing the state of Utah knowing that we are taking such significant strides to improving air quality," said Seaman. "By driving an alternative fuel vehicle like the Chevrolet Cavalier every day, I hope to show Utahans that we can all do our part to enhance air quality and help asthma sufferers like my sister."
Seaman will travel to various engagements and appearances throughout the state of Utah in the AFV Cavalier donated by General Motors. She is a spokesperson for clean air, Salt Lake Clean Cities Coalition; literacy, Utah Literacy Coalition; and GM; while also actively helping to recruit volunteers for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Building off the company's diverse group of vehicle platforms, the GM Alternative Fuels brand team is committed to producing environmentally friendly products and researching and developing future advanced technologies to better protect our natural resources.
"We're proud to be among the industry leaders in developing vehicles that are friendlier to the environment," said John Gaydash, director of marketing, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. "GM is committed to the clean air movement and with talented people like Tiffany helping to lead this effort, our mutual success is assured."
According to Salt Lake Clean Cities Coalition, a U.S. Department of Energy program dedicated to increasing voluntary alternative fuel vehicle participation, AFVs help reduce the amount of emissions that cause air pollution.
"Salt Lake Clean Cities Coalition salutes GM for helping bring Alternative Fuel Vehicles to the forefront of everyone's minds," said Beverly Miller, Salt Lake Clean Cities Coalition director. "It is our hope that more businesses and people will realize the impact AFVs have in keeping cleaner air and a cleaner planet for our children and our children's children and will join in on the effort."
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