Special Screening for The Last Mountain to benefit Windustry

//Special Screening for The Last Mountain to benefit Windustry

Special Screening for The Last Mountain to benefit Windustry

It’s easy to forget that each time we turn on a light, we are contributing to the ecological damage caused by the coal that generates electricity in this country. “The Last Mountain” gives us plenty of reasons to remember: Contaminated air, soil, and water; coal dust; cancer clusters, and toxic sludge are all by-products of this widespread energy source.

Focusing on the devastating effects of mountaintop coal removal in West Virginia’s Coal River Valley, filmmaker Bill Haney illustrates the way residents and activists are standing up to the industry and major employer that is so deeply embedded in the region. With strong support from Bobby Kennedy Jr. as well as grassroots organizations, awareness is rising in the battle over Appalachian mountaintop mining. Forces are aligning to prevent coal removal on Coal River Mountain and preserve the region’s precious natural resources. Superb storytelling and exquisite photography combine to remind us that this environmental calamity impacts us all.

“You’re connected to coal whether you realize it or not… Everybody is connected to this and everybody’s causing it and everybody’s allowing it.” – Maria Gunnoe, West Virgina environmentalist, quoted in The Last Mountain

The Windustry Connection

Windustry is pleased to be among the wind energy experts consulted for the film, which presents Community Wind as an alternative energy solution to mountaintop removal.  Windustry Executive Director, Lisa Daniels, says: “The subject of this film goes far beyond West Virginia. It shines a light on America’s energy needs, how those needs are being supplied, and takes a stand for supporting renewable energy.”

This event is also a fundraiser for Windustry. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation that will help Windustry continue to promote progressive renewable energy solutions and empower communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset.

Movie Screening Details

When: 7 PM, Tuesday July 12, 2011
Where: Lagoon Cinema, Uptown Minneapolis and Bar Abilene, right next door.
Tickets are $10, available only through Windustry  www.windustry.org/events/the-last-mountain-july-12-at-the-lagoon-cinema

The new documentary, The Last Mountain looks at the effects of mountaintop coal removal in West Virginia’s Coal River Valley, and the grassroots fight to stop it.  It had its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition category of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Windustry is pleased to be among the wind energy experts consulted for the film, which presents Community Wind as an alternative energy solution to mountaintop removal.  Windustry Executive Director, Lisa Daniels, says: “The subject of this film goes far beyond West Virginia. It shines a light on America’s energy needs, how those needs are being supplied, and takes a stand for supporting renewable energy.”

This screening was made possible with the generous support of the owners of Build Sustainable Homes, The Twin Cities’ Green Building Referral Network and Resource buildsustainablehomes.com and others.

Enerchange is excited to be able to share this special event from our friends and associates at Windustry.  We hope you will make plans to attend this special screening, share it with others and connect with Windustry.

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