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GL Day Ender: Get Fuel at CUE

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Thursday (2/19), from 6-8pm, the Center for Urban Environment (168 7th St. b/t 3rd & 2nd Ave.) is having a special viewing and post-screening discussion of the Sundance Film Festival’s Best Documentary of 2008 “Fuel.” Brent Baker (CEO of Tri State Biodiesal) will be discussing this Josh Tickell documentary that focuses the oil industry and the dire need for new energy solutions.

FUEL is 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 us on a whirlwind journey to track the rising domination of the petrochemical industry—from Rockefeller’s strategy to halt Ford’s first ethanol cars to Vice President Cheney’s petrochemical company sponsored energy legislation — and reveals a gamut of available solutions to “repower America” —from vertical farms that occupy skyscrapers to algae facilities that turn wastewater into fuel. Tickell and a surprising array of environmentalists, policy makers, and entertainment notables take us through America’s complicated, often ignominious energy past and illuminate a hopeful, achievable future, where decentralized, sustainable living is not only possible, it’s imperative.

$10 suggested for members and friends. Free popcorn! To RSVP email rwelch[at]bcue.org by Wednesday, February 18th. There’s even a special viewing of Wall-E for the kids.

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