‘Switch’ documentary screens Tuesday in Avon
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What: Documentary film screening of “Switch,” part of the Sustainable Community Film Series.
When/where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Loaded Joe’s, Avon and again at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Dusty Boot, Eagle.
Cost: $5 suggested donation.
EAGLE COUNTY — Energy consumption is so ubiquitous in our daily routine that we often overlook how important it is to our lives. From the energy that runs your car or the bus to the energy that powers your home, turns on lights, cooks your food or even makes your clothes; our thirst for energy is mind-boggling. With increasing global population comes a need for energy production that has the ability to supply the growing demand and remain at a price we can all afford.
The Sustainable Community Film Series — a project of Walking Mountains Science Center — continues this month with two screenings of “Switch.” The first will take place at Loaded Joe’s in Avon on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and the second at Dusty Boot in Eagle on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. There will be food and drink specials at both screenings.
“Switch” is a documentary that investigates energy production and consumption around the world. Looking into how all the energy we need is produced, where it comes from and at the repercussions of creating different forms of energy, the film provides the viewer with a greater understanding of the importance of energy and how it shapes our world.
The movie follows Scott Tinker on his journey to explore the world’s energy infrastructure and examine how the world will meet its future energy needs. Tinker interviews energy experts and industry leaders to provide a non-bias look into our current ways of extracting energy from the Earth, all the while detailing the infrastructure needed in order to have a more balanced energy supply chain.
The award-winning, nonpartisan film has been praised for being a nonjudgmental resource on the current state of the world’s energy crisis and for accurately portraying the potential and/or drawbacks of our main sources of energy, including coal, oil, wind, water, biomass, solar and nuclear. Viewers are left with a sense of greater understanding and empowerment as Tinker reminds us that, “We all play a role in changing energy dependence” and as individuals making small choices we can have a great impact on the energy that powers our lives.
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