Support the Community Environmental Defense Council

Community Environmental Defense Council is making a big attempt to get sufficient funding so that they can continue to offer their important work for free to communities who want to implement fracking bans. There is currently a $25K matching campaign underway – gifts made to CEDC before the end of the year will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000.

You can donate online at http://cedclaw.org/donate
or, send a check to
CEDC
PO Box 898
Ithaca, NY 14851

Please pass this on – thank you so much, and happy holidays!

Upcoming Screenings: Town of Danby, FLEFF and Cornell University

Building on the momentum from recent screenings at Kendal at Ithaca and SUNY Cortland we are excited to announce three free upcoming events, including our first film festival! Details below…

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3/20/12, Danby, NY: Screening and Community Discussion
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, 6:30pm
Danby Town Hall
1830 Danby Road, Danby, NY 14850
FREE

4/1/12, Ithaca, NY: Screening and Q&A at FLEFF (Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival)
Co-presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers
Sunday, April 1st, 2012, Noon
Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY
FREE
“The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College embraces and interrogates sustainability across all of its forms: economic, social, ecological, political, cultural, technological, and aesthetic. The festival is in the spirit of UNESCO’s initiative on sustainable development.”
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4/4/12, Ithaca, NY: Screening and Discussion at Cornell University
Co-presented by Mann Library, Finger Lakes Bioneers, KyotoNOW!, Cornell Wind Power, and Engineers for a Sustainable World Cornell
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, 5:30pm
Mann Library
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
FREE
Cornell alums Director Shira Evergreen and Dominic Frongillo from the Town of Caroline (featured in the film) will participate in the post-film discussion.
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4/18/12 Screening: LOCALIZATION – A Winter Movie Series on Economy, Food and Energy

Sarah Highland's solar panel, in Empowered: Power from the People4/18/12: Screening and Panel Discussion with Producer Suzanne McMannis as part of LOCALIZATION-A Winter Movie Series on Economy, Food and Energy
Co-presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers and Rochester’s Center for Sustainable Living
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY
More details to come…

2/20: “Ithaca Loves Teachers” Screening & Discussion

2/20/12: Screening and Discussion as part of Ithaca Loves Teachers Winter Recess
Presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers and hosted by Kendal at Ithaca
Monday, February 20th, 7pm
Kendal Auditorium, Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY
The film’s producer Suzanne McMannis and Shawn Reeves of EnergyTeachers.org will be present to share their insights with Kendal residents and teachers.

12/7: Encore Community Screening at Cinemapolis with “Women Power” Panel

Wednesday, December 7, 7-9pm
Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St., Ithaca, NY
Tickets are $10, $8 for IGBA and Sustainable Tompkins members

Join us for an encore Ithaca screening featuring tabling by local sustainability groups and renewable energy installers. Since our community sneak peek screening at the end of September, we have refined the film and added lots of animations so even you’ve seen it, there’s lot’s of new stuff to check out!

The screening will be followed by a special “Women Power” panel discussion including director Shira Golding Evergreen and some of the local innovators featured in the film – Gay Nicholson of Sustainable Tompkins, McKenzie Jones Rounds of Ithaca Biodiesel, Gwendolyn Barr of Weaver Wind Energy, Annie Koreman of Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group and Lexie Hain of Enfield Energy and Snug Planet.

This event is co-presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers, Ithaca Green Building Alliance, Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group and Sustainable Tompkins.

The screening kicks off a NY state tour co-sponsored by Finger Lakes Bioneers and Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group.

We hope you’ll join us!

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Join us at the first-ever viewing of Empowered, at Cinemapolis in Ithaca

We invite you to join us at the first public screening of “Empowered” on Friday, September 30th, to help kick off the 2011 Green Buildings Open House Tour. See the solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative energy systems that are transforming Tompkins County, in our neighbors’ backyards. Save the date and bring your friends!

The film will be introduced by the filmmakers, and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the director and people who appeared in the film.

“Empowered” Community Sneak Peek
Friday, September 30th, 7-9pm*
Cinemapolis
120 E. Green St., Ithaca, NY
Tickets: $10

*Doors open at 6:30pm; local organizations and companies that can help you learn more about solar, wind and other alternatives will be tabling in the lobby.

If you can’t come, please support our film by sharing it – thanks!

VIDEO: “We’re the people with the solar panel”

“Empowered” Sneak Peek on Vimeo

Check out this short preview video for “Empowered”, a feature-length documentary work-in-progress about Tompkins County locals who generate their own power using solar, wind and other renewable technologies.

If you like this video and want to see more, please leave us a comment, and most importantly, share this video with your friends. We can’t wait to tell you all about our upcoming community sneak peek at Cinemapolis in Ithaca!