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New Meetup: Saturday 19th Solar Tour DC & Sunday 20th Fuel film at E Street11th & E St NW

From: Philo C.
Sent on: Friday, September 18, 2009 8:27 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Washington DC Environment Meetup Group!

What: Saturday 19th Solar Tour DC & Sunday 20th Fuel film at E Street11th & E St NW

When: September 20,[masked]:00 PM

Landmark's E-Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
Saturday Sept 19
Mount Pleasant DC Solar Coop Solar Tour and EcoLiving Fair
18th and Newton NW - Columbia Heights Metro

Fuel -- the film Sunday 20th 415pm (4:25 pm screening) and all weekend Saturday and Sunday
E Street Cinema,[masked]th Street NW and E Street - entrance on E Street

For Fuel Sunday Sept 20 4:15pm -- you can also see it other times this weekend. Josh Tickell says it is important to see if on the first weekend, so that it will be held over the following week. After the last show on Sunday, he says, the theater needs to see 1000 attendees or more, for the film to be screened the following Friday. If not, it closes on Thursday night. So, seeing the film on Monday through Thursday does not determine whether it is held over.
Fuel took the 2008 Audience Award for documentary at Sundance -- and it's not hard to see why. Josh Tickell is thoughtful, earnest and immensely likable, as well as accessible. His film is the result of his 12-year journey of discovery and hard work, in which he tries to change his own life as well as the world by finding cleaner, greener solutions to our transportation needs. The film is far reaching and biting in it's commentary, yet it isn't preachy. It certainly isn't dry.
Fuel crackles with energy and heart, and it's definitely one of the better environmental films to come out in recent memory. So vote with your feet and check it out.
Features a Toyota Prius called now the Algaeus- to go on 150MPG on Algae- this has never been done, ever, ever! And in a similar vein, this is the first car to run on synthetic algae fuel made for a gasoline engine. And THE BIG GREEN ENERGY BUS that will go around the US to classrooms sharing about energy efficiency, water efficiency, fuel alternatives and all sorts of eco initiatives.
?Fuel? is a vital, superbly assembled documentary that presents an insightful overview of America?s troubled relationship with oil and how alternative and sustainable energies can reduce our country?s ? and the world?s ? addictive dependence on fossil fuels. Gary Goldstein, LA Times
Also at E Street Cinema this weekend. Earth Days - the movie -- Though many know the basic storyline, Robert Stone?s documentary, Earth Days, explores the roots of the first Earth Day, follows its rise through the legislative achievements in the 1970s, and collapse with the Reagan administration, with some intriguing surprises.
At E Street Cinema with Fuel, the film. You could make it a double feature.

Also, Monday, September 21, 7:30pm, Age of Stupid Global premier in over 550 theaters, Mazza Gallerie and others in DC included. (not at E Street). With live satellite feed of an event in NYC kicking off Climate Week at the United Nations. -- list and maps of US theaters

Also, No Impact Man at E Street Cinema at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26 with CarbonFreeDC.

Also, October 9, 6:30 pm, Green Gala with CarbonFreeDC.

Also, Green Festival on October 10-11
with Sierra Club DC Sunday 1-4pm email to Julie Locascio, of the DC Sierra Club
or directly with volunteer for a free ticket. Sunday night available.
or volunteer with CarbonFreeDC Sat 10am also for a free ticket

Also Solar Decathlon October
Volunteer at
Exact dates of the 2009 Solar Decathlon event are:
Oct. 8-16?Teams compete in 10 contests
Oct. 9-13?Houses are open to the public
Oct. 15-18?Houses are open to the public
Oct. 19-21?Teams disassemble their houses.
The Solar Decathlon houses will be open for public tours 11 a.m. ?3 p.m. Monday?Friday and 10 a.m.?5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that all homes will be closed Wed., Oct. 14.
f you'd like to participate in the 2009 event, you can volunteer as a team crew or event volunteer.
Team crew volunteers help a team in the assembly and disassembly stages of its house on the National Mall. To be a team crew volunteer, or for more information, you must contact and work with the teams directly. Please note that you do not need to register as an event volunteer to be a team crew volunteer.

Drew Barrymore to Drive Jay Leno's Electric Ford Focus on September[masked] This should get word out to a wider audience with uninformed.

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