Thursday, February 17, 2011

Carbon Nation

Boeing & WCTA Sponsor Presentation, Reception, Screening

Carbon Nation: Cliff Etheredge, West Texas Wind Farmer
The Washington Clean Tech Alliance (WCTA) and Boeing are pleased to present an eventful evening Tuesday, March 1 that promises to deeply engage anyone interested in cleantech and climate change.

Featured are a presentation on local cleantech developments, a reception and the Seattle premiere of the climate change solutions film Carbon Nation, including a chance to meet the Producer/Director, Peter Byck, and ask questions. Many local leaders in cleantech, energy government and others are expected to attend. It's free, but RSVP soon as we expect it to fill up.


5:00 Special Presentation by Boeing, McKinstry, the Cascade Land Conservancy and others: "Clean Technology is Taking Root in Washington State—Developments in Green Building, Smart Grid, Aerospace Biofuels and Building a Sustainable Region."

6:00 VIP Reception: hosted bar and light dinner reception.

7:00 Screening of Carbon Nation.

The entire event takes place in the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Cinema and the Grand Lobby of McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle. Complimentary parking provided by Boeing, but Metro buses 2, 3 and 4 will take you right there from downtown.

From the Carbon Nation home page:
If you’re depressed that the U.S. Senate failed to act on a climate change bill last summer, and that action seems even more unlikely when the new Congress convenes late in January, you’ll want to take a look at Peter Byck’s optimistic new film, Carbon Nation...

Carbon Nation doesn't waste time arguing that climate change is real and caused by humans, the film steps right into what can be done about it. The main theme -- that it makes simple, good business sense to use energy more efficiently and to find alternatives to fossil fuels -- is developed on economic arguments. Fossil fuels are getting more expensive and we must find alternatives. When evaluated on basic economics, the new fuels are nearly always renewable energy sources.

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