FUEL has been described as an insightful portrait of America's addiction to oil - and an uplifting testament to the immediacy of new energy solutions. Director Josh Tickell, a young activist, shuttles the film's viewers on a whirlwind journey tracking the rising domination of the petrochemical industry - from Rockefeller's strategy to halt Ford's first ethanol cars to Vice President Cheney's oil company-backed energy legislation - and reveals a gamut of available solutions to "re-power America," from vertical farms occupying skyscrapers to algae facilities that turn wastewater into fuel. Tickell and an array of environmentalists, policy makers, and entertainment notables lead the audience through America's complicated, often ignominious energy past and illuminate a hopeful, achievable future, in which decentralized, sustainable living is not only possible, but imperative.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Center for the Urban Environment
168 7th Street (near 3rd Avenue)
The film will be followed by a discussion with Brent Baker, CEO of Tri-State Biodiesel.
Space is limited - please reserve a place by clicking here.
(No sitter? No problem! Bring your little ones along for a concurrent screening of Wall-E, Pixar's 2008 animated smash hit featuring a little robot who inadvertently stumbles upon the key to the planet's future.)
*Lisa's note: This was sent to me by Eric McClure. He is the Campaign Coordinator for Park Slope Neighbors. Check out the "Interactivist List Serv" he also hosts where interested parties can subscribe.