Events on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Bright Lights: Cow Power screening with Off Season
Sep1720137:00 pm - 9:00 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts
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Cow Power (directed by Allison Gillette '12)
At the turn of the century, rural farms dramatically declined as agriculture prices plummeted. Today, those farms face extinction. Vermont, its utility company, and its citizens decided they were not about to let this happen. In 2005, Vermont investigated a process that would take cow manure and turn it into renewable energy. Cow Power will highlight the process in Vermont and illustrate how this process can be used across the United States (ultimately accounting for 10% of the nation's energy needs). In addition to interviews with the famers, CVPS, well-known Vermont businesses and several politicians involved in the process, we will get viewers up close and personal with the cows, and, most importantly, their poop! Together, the farmers, their cows, and the Vermont community will tell the story of the balance between modern living, agriculture and our environment.
Screening with Off Season (directed by Kori Feener '13)
When winter arrives, it arrives for all of us, including the animals in this Massachusetts cow barn.