the Future of Energy
Pitzer College, Shakedown Café
Thursday, February 28 at 8:00pm
fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear? Will we run out of oil?
Can we clean up coal? Will renewables power our future?
straight answers to today’s most important energy questions in Switch,
the acclaimed new documentary and web video series.
energy visionary Dr. 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 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.
Switch will screen at 250 universities
across the country as part of the GSA Switch Energy Awareness
& Efficiency Program, which also includes a campus ambassador program
and efficiency drive.
and refreshingly free of hot air.” - Washington Post
honest and quite effective.” - Variety
free journalism - that’s what makes Switch so impressive.” - Cinespect
reasonable and unfailingly curious.” - Boston Globe
admirable job untangling the issues.” - Los Angeles Times
entertainment for every person in America.” - DC Film Review
About the Project:
Switch and the GSA program are part of the
Switch Energy Project (www.switchenergyproject.com), a multi-pronged effort to build a global
understanding of energy.
project was created by Arcos Films, directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker
Harry Lynch and co-produced with energy expert Dr. Scott Tinker. It also
includes a continually expanding website of 300 videos on the energy topics
that drive our world; 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
Dr. Scott Tinker:
Tinker has been exploring energy for 30 years. His passion is bringing
government, industry and academia together to solve some of the world’s
toughest energy challenges. Toward that end, he has given nearly 500 invited
and keynote lectures in nearly 50 countries. Dr. Tinker is the Director of the
Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, a Professor holding
the Allday Endowed Chair and the acting Associate Dean of Research at the
Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin.