Report from the Local Food, Fiber & Energy Fair




On November 17, we participated in the 3rd annual Local Food, Fiber & Energy Fair at Mann Library on the Cornell University Campus. We had a table for Empowered in the energy section of the fair alongside some of the folks featured in the film – Ithaca Biodiesel, Enfield Energy, Renovus Energy and Sustainable Tompkins.

We played the rough cut of the film on a loop while handing out free buttons and letting people know about the upcoming screening at Cinemapolis on Dec 7.

The fair had great energy and a lot of student foot traffic, thanks to the great location. Fair organizer, Jeff Piestrak, said the event was getting so big that they will need to expand to a larger space next year – woohoo!

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!