In partnership with Energy Conservation Works (ECW), we are excited to invite you to a virtual film screening and panel. Please join us in viewing Switch On on either November 18, November 25, December 2, and December 9. We also want to invite you to a Global Energy Perspectives panel discussion on December 16 at 7:00 pm streamed live on the ECW Facebook page. The panel features representatives of organizations working locally and globally on energy issues, including Candra Day with Vista 360, Brot Coburn with the American Himalayan Foundation, Nathan Wendt with the JH Center for Global Affairs, and Phil Cameron with ECW.
Switch On is a documentary produced by the Switch Energy Alliance (SEA), centered on energy in the developing world.
Across the developing world, billions lack safe, reliable energy — impacting lighting, literacy and education, water and food supply, communication and technology, healthcare, trade, and the economy, social programs and government. What the United Nations calls ‘energy poverty’ is one of the most profound challenges in the world today, causing suffering and instability in many countries. But inspiring leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyday citizens are standing up to bring power to their people.
Facts About Energy Poverty:
● 1 billion people do not have access to electricity
● 2.5 billion people rely on wood or biomass fuels for cooking
● Eliminating indoor smoke inhalation would save 3 million lives each year
● 2.5 billion people lack access to clean cooking fuels and technology
In this sequel to the highly acclaimed energy documentary Switch, seen by more than 12 million viewers worldwide, join Dr. Scott Tinker on another amazing global adventure, to meet people and visit communities as they Switch On.
Visit the Maasai savannah of Kenya, Africa, and its newest hydroelectric dam. Journey into the coal towns, ports, power plants and mines of growing Vietnam. Cross Nepal with an environmental health scientist, studying people’s transition from the most dangerous cooking fuel, killing millions a year, to the safest. And bring solar electricity, for the first time ever, to the Arhuaco people of Northern Colombia.
Mark your calendars and RSVP here!