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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • SWITCH: Discover the Future of Energy

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  • Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear? Will we run out of oil? Can we clean up coal? Will renewables power our future?
    Explore answers to today’s most important energy questions in Switch, the acclaimed new documentary and web video series.
    In Switch, Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. He seeks the truth from the international leaders of government, industry and academia.
    Switch will screen at 250 universities across the country as part of the GSA Switch Energy Awareness & Efficiency Program, which also includes a campus ambassador program and efficiency drive.
    The film will be screened at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s, G-3 Schrenk Hall Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
    Switch and the GSA program are part of the Switch Energy Project www.switchenergyproject.com, a multi-pronged effort to build a global understanding of energy.
    The project was created by Arcos Films, directed by documentary filmmaker Harry Lynch and co-produced with energy expert Dr. Scott Tinker. It also includes a continually expanding website of 300 videos on the energy topics that drive our world; an education program of videos and curricula co-developed with NEED.org and the American Geological Institute; and eventually a broadcast/webcast series to discover solutions to our most pressing energy challenges.
    Tinker has been exploring energy for 30 years. His passion is bringing government, industry and academia together to solve some of the world’s toughest energy challenges. Toward that end, he has given nearly 500 invited and keynote lectures in nearly 50 countries. Dr. Tinker is the Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, a Professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair and the acting Associate Dean of Research at the Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin.
    For 17 years, Harry Lynch has been a documentary director, producer, writer, cinematographer and soundtrack producer, whose films include Switch, Unconventional, Recapturing Cuba, Ride Around the World and Making the Modern. He is the co-founder of Trinity Films and the founder of Arcos Films, a multimedia production company focused on building a practical understanding of today’s most pressing social issues.

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