CARBON NATION (USA, 2010, 83 min.)
Panel and film screening presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. Panel follows screening.
World Premiere Can we get the upper hand on global warming? The impending climate change crisis is inspiring courageous and optimistic Americans to action. From citizens operating on their own to titans of industry revamping age-old business practices, these entrepreneurs, inventors, gamblers, visionaries and ground-breakers are rising to the challenge of climate change. The solutions are here: massive increases in energy efficiency; ever rising effectiveness of biofuels, wind, solar, tidal and thermal power. And what about nuclear energy? From meeting halls to corporate campuses, activists and CEOs are fighting on the front lines to make earth a much healthier and more habitable planet, and they’re dedicated because they know it is the right thing for our communities, businesses and country. From General Electric to Wal-Mart to Goldman Sachs, business leaders realize that massive new economic opportunities will result from global warming solutions. The film shares personal stories of conviction, of dollars and sense and, ultimately, of vision and leadership to tackle the defining issue of our time. One thing is certain: everyone will have a part to play in the creation of renewable, clean, sustainable energy – from citizen activists to board rooms, from city halls to state houses and from Congress to the White House. Directed and produced by Peter Byck.
Discussion with filmmaker Peter Byck immediately follows screening. Panel presented by Booz Allen Hamilton moderated by Gary Rahl, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, follows program. Panelists include Michelle Moore, Federal Environmental Executive, Council on Environmental Quality, Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of Defense, and Mary Saunders, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services, International Trade Administration.
THIS SCREENING IS FULLY BOOKED. FREE. Please note unclaimed seats will be released to standbys 10 min. before 6:00 p.m. starting time.