OVEC, one of the major supporters of Huntington’s Sustainability Fair, will be showing three award winning documentaries about Solar Power, Renewable Energy, and American’s Food System.
Please make time in your day during the 3rd annual Sustainability Fair (May 20, 2017) to visit OVEC (725 W. 14th Street) and watch at least one of these films.
“Catching the Sun” 10:30 am
An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. Who wins and who loses in the battle for power in the 21st century?
Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry. With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy?
“Backlight: The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy” 12:30 pm
You won’t read about it in the papers, but a silent worldwide revolution is taking place: renewable energy is becoming cheaper than energy from fossil fuels. More and more, opting for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical choice but an economic one. This will speed up the transfer to renewable energy.
Countries like Brazil, Australia, Chili and parts of the United States are switching to renewable energy for economic reasons. Over the coming years, the price of solar and wind energy will keep falling rapidly. The number of countries where the tipping point for renewable energy has been reached will continue to rise. A surprising newcomer is Morocco, for example. By 2020 the government expects to meet more than 40 percent of the demand for electricity with solar energy. The Netherlands is nowhere near ready yet.
“Sustainable” 2:00 pm
A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.