The monthly film series is hosted by environmental organizations including Solar San Antonio, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, Green Spaces Alliance, Sierra Club and Bexar Audobon Society. Admission is $5 for students, members of the organizations named above and EchoTown green card holders. General admission is $9.
According to the Solar San Antonio website “Burning the Future: Coal in America” examines the explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by emerging “clean coal” energy policies, local activists watch a world blind to the devastation caused by coal’s extraction. Faced with toxic ground water and the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, our heroes launch a valiant fight to arouse the nation’s help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life.
I haven’t been able to attend the film series as I have a choir practice every Thursday night. But I found the September film selection “The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream” on YouTube here.