Documentary film screening and panel discussion: Switch

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February 6, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
February 6, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre
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123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

ESwitch-Filmvery energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we’re gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding. Finally, Switch is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency. No charge.

After the film, please join us for a panel discussion that will explore energy in the Carolinas and engage the local community in a dialogue about sustainability.

Moderator: Natalie Birdwell – President of the UNC Energy Club


Hans Hartenstein – President, STEAG Energy Services, Kings Mountain, NC

Miriam Makhyoun – Clean Energy Data Analyst, NC Sustainable Energy Association, Raleigh

Jonas Monast – Director, Climate and Energy Program; Lecturing Fellow, Duke University School of Law; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Part of the symposium Water and Energy in the Crosshairs.

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