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Thank you for supporting our 2016 Summer Film & Speaker Series!


We are pleased to announce the 6th annual Summer Film Series at the Lafayette Library. The first film is “Catching the Sun,” on Tuesday, July 12th. An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. Who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?


Actor/activist Mark Ruffalo says this about the film: “An eye-opening look at workers and entrepreneurs on the forefront of the clean energy movement that will transform and enliven the way you see the future. What is clear is the wonderful opportunity the transition to clean energy represents.”

The next confirmed date is Tuesday, July 26th. The film is “Rebels with a Cause,”the story of a regional California effort that grew into an astonishing system of 14 National Seashores — the result of garden clubs, ranchers, farmers, conservationists, politicians from both parties, widows, and volunteers working together through compromise and negotiation, with the American public coming up as the winner.

Marissa Walker, from the Marin Agricultural Land Trust shared: “I can’t recommend this film enough as a tool for inspiring local change. Although the film tells a local story about the San Francisco Bay Area, it reaches far beyond our little slice of the country. It’s also helpful in terms of describing the importance of land trusts in large-scale land preservation and environmental campaigns. A terrific tool for community engagement.”


Our next Film date is Tuesday, August 2nd, and we’ll feature four short films.

“Trailhead” – A documentary film project from about the magnificent trail system that covers most of the East Bay. (20 minutes)


“Martin’s Boat” – Martin believed the best way for people to understand the importance of preserving the Grand Canyon was to have them experience this secret world from the river – but not in just any boat. (24 minutes)


“Comes With Baggage” – A light-hearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas that makes you want to sell your possessions, quit

your job and escape on a bike. (18 minutes)


“Soil Carbon Cowboys” – These ranchers have learned how to regenerate their soils while making their animals healthier and their operations more profitable. (13 minutes)


A $10 donation is requested, $5 for students, and cookies, snacks, coffee and beverages will be served.


We are thrilled to thank Marin Clean Energy for generously sponsoring the 2016 Film Series. The City of Lafayette has joined MCE to give electric customers the option to purchase more renewable electricity as an alternative to PG&E’s energy supply. MCE staff will be at Lafayette City Offices, 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., on June 22 and 23 from 9am-4pm to meet prospective customers and explain how its program works.

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