“Empowered” movie screening: 4/4/2012, Cornell Univ.

Free Movie Screening:

Empowered: Power from the People

5:30 PM Weds. April 4th, 2012

Cornell University, Mann Library, Stern Seminar Room 160

Homegrown Documentary Energizes Audiences to Go Renewable. Locally produced and directed (by our very own Cornell alum Shira Evergreen), this feature length documentary tells the story of our community’s role in the energy independence revolution. From solar and wind to veggie oil and geothermal, “Empowered: Power from the People ” shows how in spite of being one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the country, Tompkins County residents are freeing themselves from their addiction to fossil fuels, demonstrating just how accessible and effective renewable alternatives can be.

After the screening, Shira will be joined by fellow alum Dominic Frongillo (Town Councilor and Deputy Town Supervisor of Caroline New York) and Art Weaver (CEO and founder of Renovus Energy) to talk about the film, the work it showcases, and how it is being used to inspire others to become more energy independent. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to engage in discussion, share work they are doing, and learn how they can become more involved in supporting sustainable energy alternatives.

Co-sponsored by KyotoNOW!, Engineers for a Sustainable World Cornell, Cornell Wind Power and Finger Lakes Bioneers.

Hosted by Mann Library as part of it’s Sustainability Month and Resilient Communities outreach programming, “facilitating insight and exchange across campus and the communities we serve, with a focus on capacity building, helping communities become healthy, sustainable, just and equitable on their own terms, while building on existing assets, including those of the Land Grant System.”

Directions: Mann
Library is located on the Cornell campus off Tower Road, behind Emerson Hall.

The Stern Seminar Room 160 is on the first floor of Mann Library. Free parking is available after 5pm in select lots near Mann, including Peterson Lot and Tower Rd.

Questions? Contact Mann Library Community Outreach Specialist Jeff Piestrak, jmp36@cornell.edu

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- please join us!

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