On Sept 5th, “The Future of Energy” film will have its Bay Area premiere at Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, California at 7:45pm, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and a special musical appearance by Michael Franti, with an opening performance by Zakiya Harris. Doors open at 7pm. This event is hosted is hosted by Planetary Advocates, Impact Hub Oakland, and KQED and is part of Downtown Oakland’s First Fridays events. General Admissions tickets are $25 with other VIP Ticket options available for dinner and meet and greet. Tickets available at: TheFutureOfEnergy.org.
350 Bay Area is a sponsor of the premier.
The Future of Energy is a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the inspiring individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationships with the planet and with each other. The film focuses on solutions to climate change and advocates for the use of 100% renewable energy. The work of 350.org, Green for All, Alliance for Climate Education, Solutions Project, and Go100%, along with that of many other organizations, is featured in the film. As Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, has said, “The Future of Energy is really about the clean energy revolution happening right now - By the final credits, you'll know both how and why renewable energy is the cleanest, quickest, cheapest, and safest way to supply all our energy needs." To watch the trailer, check out www.thefutureofenergy.org
The documentary highlights the work of influential climate change activists and visionary renewable energy advocates including: Jeremy Rifkin, best selling author of The Third Industrial Revolution and principle architect of the European Union’s renewable energy movement; Bill Mckibben, author and leading environmental activist on climate change; Joanna Macy, author and eco-philosopher; Danny Kennedy, author of Rooftop Revolution and co-founder of Sungevity solar company; Diane Moss, founder of Renewables 100 Policy Institute; Mark Jacobson, Director of Atmosphere and Energy program at Stanford University and co founder of the Solutions Project; and Pandora Thomas, sustainability consultant and environmental educator. It also features the Mayors of two U.S. towns that have transitioned to renewables already; The Mayor of Lancaster, California, Rex Parris, who’s transitioned to solar energy, and the Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas, Bob Dixon, who’s transitioned to wind energy.
The Film had its international debut at the Transitions Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, it’s L.A. premiere at the historic Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, CA, and will have its NYC premiere on Sept 16th at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, in association with the People’s Climate March. Local community screenings have been organized in over fifteen cities, in the U.S. and Australia, and the film has become a mobilizing tool for the transition to local clean renewable energy. In addition, the Film will be featured in Origin Magazine’s September issue, in alignment with the Bay Area, and NYC Premieres.
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