Listen to the film’s original theme song – Power from the People!

The film’s Director, Shira Evergreen, wrote, performed and recorded this song for the closing of the film. Enjoy!

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Cooler Weather Means Energy Efficiency is Essential

As the weather cools down here in Ithaca, NY, energy efficiency is at the forefront in our minds. Now is the time of year that proper insulation and venting can make a huge difference in your energy bill. Or if you’re someone like Cal Walker, who tells the story of battling a huge ice dam on his house in Empowered, it can be a matter of life or death.

In this video clip, you’ll hear Cal Walker of Village at Ithaca and Gay Nicholson of Sustainable Tompkins discussing the very real effects of energy inefficiency in our community.

VIDEO: Dacha Project

In this excerpt from Empowered: Power from the People, we interviewed Lily, Marina and Joe from the Dacha Project about their off-grid homestead. Learn about how 6 to 7 residents get by with one tiny solar panel and generator running waste veggie oil.

Click here to watch it on Vimeo, and be sure to share / comment! Click here to get the documentary on DVD.

VIDEO: Enfield Energy

In this inspiring excerpt from EMPOWERED: Power from the People, you’ll hear the folks who began Enfield Energy’s wind farm project (they’re now called Black Oak Wind Farm) discussing their location’s unique benefits and challenges, as they work to bring local, cooperatively-owned, sustainable green wind energy to Tompkins County.