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 Earth Day 2012 is almost here!

The Boise State Sustainability Club has been very busy putting together a great slate of activities that are sure to be informative and fun.

A real highlight of the week will be the evening of  Thursday, April 19th when the Boise State Sustainability club and the CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute are co-sponsoring a screening of the new documentary called SWITCH, followed by a lively Q & A Session moderated by CEERI Director John Gardner with a panel of energy experts.



Thurs 4/19

NOTE TIME CHANGE: Movie begins at 5:15 PM, Q&A with expert panel immediately follows

LOCATION: Student Union Building, Farnsworth Room


Switch is an insightful look at our energy future and the challenge of transitioning to alternatives — told through a wild, globe-hopping road movie, that explores the world’s premiere energy sites for all resources, coal to solar, oil to biofuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. In the end, it offers a roadmap to our energy future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic.

Switch is the first truly balanced energy film, having won the top award at a major environmental film festival the same week that it was the feature presentation at the country’s largest oil and gas conference. It’s part of the Switch Energy Project, a film, web and education effort that aims to lead a balanced national energy conversation.

The film features Dr. Scott Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and world renowned energy expert.

“Every person in America should see and digest this film.”
–Douglas JohnsonStatoil

“Over the 30 years I’ve been working in renewable energy, Switch is the most comprehensive and balanced documentary on our world energy situation I’ve ever seen. Highly recommended.”
–Phil Dutton, GL Garrad Hassan North America“Switch is easy to understand and makes me optimistic for the future. It really puts all the pieces together. It should be seen by everyone…”
–Erin Geoffroy, Environmental Defense Fund


Please come out and join us for this exciting opportunity to learn more about global energy and be part of the discussion!


John Gardner
Chair, Campus Sustainability Advisory Board
Professor of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
Director, CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute