Past Screenings

11/22/14, Freiburg, Germany: GreenStorming Film Festival
Saturday, November 22, 1:30pm
Room 2006 of KGII
University of Freiburg
Entrance fee is 1 Euro per film. Festival-Pass costs 5 Euro.
“Greenstorming FilmFestival is hosted by the Master’s students of Renewable Energy Management at Albert-Ludwigs- Universität Freiburg. This two year program is a mixture of science, politics, and business to understand the role of sustainability in our society in the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary way. We are a group of 24 students from 16 different countries and 6 continents who are passionate about the energy transition, and we would like to share our passion with Freiburg to make it even more of a Green City. We hope to encourage students and film professionals internationally to help us spread our message: we need a worldwide energy transition now!”

GreenStorming Film Festival

10/8/14, Ovid, NY: Solar Forum in the Edith Ford Library Community Room
Wednesday, October 8, 6-8pm
Edith Ford Library
7169 N. Main St, Ovid, NY
We will host a conversation about the costs and benefits of going solar, how to take advantage of the tax breaks and grants for developing solar energy systems, and the options for how solar could be deployed much more rapidly here in Seneca County. Empowered will be shown along with presentations by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department who had a large commercial solar system installed last year, Solar Tompkins, and solar contractors Renovus Energy and Taitem Engineering. Seneca County residents of the Towns of Lodi, Covert, Ovid & Romulus who want to develop a program similar to Solar Tompkins can meet afterwards. The program is free and open to all.

6/9/14, Kirkland, NY: Kirkland in Transition’s film series, “Solutions: Local Responses to Climate Change”
Monday, June 9, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, June 11, 3pm
Kirkland Town Library
55 ½ College Street
Clinton, NY 13323
Kirkland in Transition presents Solutions: Local Responses to Climate Change, a series of movies exploring ways of increasing local resilience and sustainability. Each movie will have an evening and an afternoon showing, followed by discussion.

“The screening went very well! We had 10 or 11 people that evening, and a good discussion afterwards. There was a lot of interest in the various forms of residential energy – primarily solar panels, with which a few of us have experience, but also geothermal and some of the others. A couple of us have recently toured an off-grid strawbale house with solar panels, so we discussed that as well. It was really useful to see, in Empowered, what so many people not far from us are doing.” – Katherine Collett, Kirkland in Transition

10/10/13 and 10/16/13, Syracuse, NY: ArtRage’s “WHAT IF…” Film Series
Thursday, October 10, 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 16, 7pm
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY
In collaboration with the Rosamond Gifford Foundation, ArtRage Gallery will screen films depicting community efforts to improve their communities and the world. Films were selected by a committee of community members and are shown twice at different days and times followed by a facilitated discussion. All films are free to the public.

8/27/13, Lansing, NY: Solarize Lansing
Tuesday, August 27, 7pm
Lansing Community Library
The first meeting of Solarize Lansing focused on the need to first reduce energy consumption through conservation and efficiency measures so that we can “right size” our investment in renewable energy systems. Plenty of inspiration was provided by viewing segments of the film.

8/15/13, Breckenridge, CO: Collective Biodiesel Conference
Thursday, August 15, 6:30pm
Colorado Mountain College
Breckenridge, Colorado
The Collective Biodiesel Conference started in 2006 to unite grassroots Biodiesel groups. Learn more

7/12/13, Somerville, MA: Climate Justice Hub Friday Film Series
Friday, July 12, 7pm
14 Chapel St. Somerville, MA 02144
Following the film will be a discussion led by renewable tech gurus on the current state of alternative energy and the research/work that they do. Please join in the discussion and bring your own experiences with off-the-grid living and fossil-free energy generation! The Climate Justice Hub is a student-run community space in Boston to intensify the climate movement in New England.

5/2/13, Somerville, MA: Somerville Climate Action Film Series
Thursday, May 2, 7pm
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Somerville Climate Action is a grass-roots collaborative working for a safe and stable climate while helping to build a resilient, just, and sustainable community. SCA is focused on transitioning from fossil fuel dependence, ecological degradation, economic instability and social disconnection to low carbon lifestyles, ecosystem restoration, a local living economy and a vital close-knit community.
Co-Sponsored by Rep. Denise Provost

4/23/13, New York City: Sierra Club New York City Group
Tuesday, April 23rd, doors open at 6 for refreshments
Seafarers and International House
123 East 15th Street, New York, NY
$3-10 donation
Sierra Club NYC Group presents a screening of Empowered. NYU Sustainability professor Lisa DiCaprio will discuss the eco-awakening that is happening in overcast, snowy, Ithaca NY, a surprising center of homegrown renewable energy, and well on its way to becoming a 100% renewable town! Additional guests TBD.

4/19/13, Olympia, WA: Olympia Film Society Environmental Film Festival
Friday, April 19, 9pm
Capitol Theater
206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, 98501

3/13/13, Washington, DC: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Wednesday, March 13, 6:30pm
DC Campus of New York University
1307 L St, NW
Washington, DC
METRO: Metro Center

2/22/13, Golden, CO: Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Friday, February 22, 4-6pm
CEFF Theater
American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street, Golden, CO

2/15/13, Minneapolis, MN: Transition Longfellow Movie Night
Friday, February 15, 7pm (potluck starts at 6:30)
Bethany Lutheran Church
3901 36th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

12/8/12, Newfield, NY: Newfield PAUSE (People Advocating the Use of Sustainable Energy) Screening
Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 7pm
Newfield Fire Hall
77 Main Street, Newfield, NY
FREE, Refreshments provided
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Shira Evergreen, Producer Suzanne McMannis, and from the film: Annie Koreman, Carolyn Kreisel, David Means, Sarah Highland and Lily Gershon

11/8/12, Elmira, NY: Park Church’s Meaningful Movies Screening
Thursday, November 8th, 2012, 7:30pm
Park Church aka “Mark Twain’s Elmira Church”
Beecher Hall, 208 W. Gray St., Elmira, NY
FREE, The church will be providing a potluck supper at 6:30pm with the movie showing to follow.

10/24/12, Syracuse, NY: Onondaga Sierra Club Meeting
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012, 7:30pm
University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Free and open to the public
Information: 607-492-4745

10/21/12, Chatham, NY: FilmColumbia Festival Screening and Discussion
Sunday, October 21st, 2012, 2:30pm
Morris Memorial, Park Row, Chatham, NY
With Director Shira Evergreen and Producer Suzanne McMannis

6/15/12, Trumansburg, NY: Screening and Discussion with Back to Democracy
Friday, June 15th, 2012, 7pm
Back to Democracy
Trumansburg Fire Hall, Route 96/Main Street
With Director Shira Evergreen and Producer Suzanne McMannis

5/16/12, Ithaca, NY: Screening and Q&A at the YMCA
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, 7pm
YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County
Graham Road West, Ithaca, NY
With Producer Suzanne McMannis

4/19/12, Ithaca, NY: Screening at Ithaca College’s Earth Week
Presented by the Ithaca College Environmental Society
Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 6pm
Ithaca College, Textor 103
With Producer Suzanne McMannis.

4/18/12, Rochester, NY: Screening and Panel Discussion 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, 7pm
Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY
With Producer Suzanne McMannis.

4/17/12, Auburn, NY: Screening at the Auburn Public Theater
Co-presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers
Tuesday, April 17, 7-9pm
8 Exchange St., Auburn, NY
$5 in advance, $6 at the door
After the film there will be a short panel discussion with plenty of time for audience participation to explore relevant Auburn and Cayuga County dimensions. Panelists include Susan Galbraith of Taitem Engineering and Chris Carrick of the Central NY Regional Planning and Development Board.

4/16/12, Corning, NY: Screening at Corning Community College
Co-presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers
Monday, April 16, 2012
Details TBA
With Anne Koreman (featured in the film) of the Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group and Every Square Inch Home Inspections

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, Stern Seminar Room 160
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Free parking is available after 5pm in select lots near Mann, including Peterson Lot and Tower Rd.
Cornell alums Director Shira Evergreen and Dominic Frongillo from the Town of Caroline (featured in the film) as well as Art Weaver of Renovus Energy will participate in the post-film discussion. Hosted by Mann Library as part of its Sustainability Month and Resilient Communities outreach programming, “facilitating insight and exchange across campus and the communities we serve, with a focus on capacity building, helping communities become healthy, sustainable, just and equitable on their own terms, while building on existing assets, including those of the Land Grant System.”

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
“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.”

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

2/28/12, Cortland, NY: Screening and Panel Discussion at SUNY Cortland
Co-presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers and Sustainable Cortland
Tuesday, February 28th, 6:30pm
Main Street SUNY Cortland (Beard), 9 Main St.
Panelists will include the director Shira Evergreen and the producer Suzanne McMannis, along with Cortland County locals Jonathan Wood of Green Sun Solar, a representative from the Corset Building in Cortland, Beth and Karl Klein, and Chuck Uttech.
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2/20/12, Ithaca, NY: 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 will be present to share their insights with Kendal residents and teachers.

12/7/11, Ithaca, NY: Encore Community Screening and “Women Power” Panel Discussion
Co-presented by Finger Lakes Bioneers, Ithaca Green Building Alliance, Sierra Club Finger Lakes Group and Sustainable Tompkins.
Wednesday, December 7th, 7-9pm*
Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY
Tickets: $10, $8 for IGBA members
*Doors open at 6:30pm. Representatives from local nonprofits and installers will be tabling in the lobby.
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9/30/11, Ithaca, NY: Community Sneak Peek and Panel Discussion
To kick off the 2011 Green Buildings Open House Tour
Friday, September 30th, 7-9pm*
Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY
Tickets: $10
*Doors open at 6:30pm. Representatives from local nonprofits will be tabling in the lobby to help audience members take steps towards embracing renewable energy.