Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fall Film Showings

The public is invited to free showings and discussions of films on energy and the environment beginning Thursday, September 20, 2007.

The first film in this two part series is “Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America.” The film will be shown on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Moore-Leland Library in North Orange (172 Athol Road). “Kilowatt Ours”, a film about electricity use in this country, invites viewers to help build a net zero nation, by conserving energy to the greatest extent possible at home, then using clean renewable energy to provide for the electricity used. A discussion will follow the showing of the film.

On Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. the second film, “Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” will be shown at the Wheeler Memorial Library on E. Main St. in Orange. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people when Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. Cuba, the only country that has already faced the massive reduction of fossil fuels, is an example of options and hope for a post-petroleum era.

Discussions will follow both free films. These fall film showings are sponsored by North Quabbin Energy and Friends of the Orange Libraries. People are also invited to a North Quabbin Energy meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4th before the film showing. For more information see the North Quabbin Energy website at

Contact: Pat Larson – (978-544-7035)

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