What will our transition to renewable energy look like? This is happening much faster than expected and is vital in our fight against climate change.
As Colorado’s goal of 100% renewable energy nears in 2040, we need to think about how we will come together to achieve that goal. So many people come to the table with a position. But what do you want to see in the future?
This March, The Walking Mountains Science Center’s Sustainable Film Series explores the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition. Two shorts, “Other Side of the Hill” and “Current Revolution: Nation in Transition” will screen Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Theater in Edwards.
“Other Side of the Hill” explores the impacts of climate change in rural eastern Oregon – seen through the eyes of local leaders on the ground. From innovative logging operations to large-scale solar power, the film amplifies the voices of often overlooked rural communities and shines a light on stories of progress and hope. At a time of perceived cultural divide between rural and urban, left and right, young and old, the film highlights common ground in the urgency to address a changing landscape.
An episode of “Current Revolution: Nation in Transition,” presented by Arizona State University and the American Resiliency Project, explores the closure of the Navajo Generating Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in the West. The 30-minute film dives deep into the growing difficulties associated with the transition to renewable energy, the ethical dilemma associated with the closure of a major community employer, and provides a roadmap for other communities looking to make the transition.
For more information on the Walking Mountains Science Center’s free sustainable film series, visit WalkingMountains.org/Films. For more information on the two shorts premiering in March, visit OtherSideOfTheHillMovie.com and AmresProject.org/nation-in-transition.