The future of energy featured in documentary to be screened at CSUSB

     

Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear energy? Will we run out of oil? Can we clean up coal? Will renewables power our future?

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The answers to those and other energy-related questions will be featured in “Switch,” a new documentary and Web video series.

The film will be screened at Cal State San Bernardino at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Santos Manuel Student Union Theater. Admission is free and parking at the university is $5.

In “Switch,” energy visionary Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar, oil to biofuels – most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. He seeks to find the truth from the international leaders of government, industry and academia. In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our energy future as surprising as it is practical.

The special screening is hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy PowerSave Green Campus student organization on campus. For more information about participating in CSUSB PSGC, visit the CSUSB PowerSave website. For more information about sustainability efforts at Cal State San Bernardino, visit the CSUSB Facilities Service’s sustainability website.

“Switch” will screen at 250 universities across the country as part of the GSA Switch Energy Awareness and Efficiency Program, which also includes a campus ambassador program and efficiency drive.

Switch and the GSA program are part of the Switch Energy Project, a multi-pronged effort to build a global understanding of energy.

The project was created by Arcos Films, directed by documentary filmmaker Harry Lynch and co-produced with Tinker. It also includes a continually expanding website of 300 videos on energy topics; an education program of videos and curricula co-developed with NEED.org and the American Geological Institute; and eventually a broadcast/webcast series to discover solutions to our most pressing energy challenges.

Visit the Switch Energy Project website for more information or contact Rachel Ecklund at recklund@arcosfilms.com or (512) 861-6278.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.