Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

Happening biggerOn Saturday, April 21, INYO350 and the Sierra Club Range of Light Group will present the  very engaging film Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution. Jamie Redford traces his power line to its source and then “embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era…explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.” We previewed a lot of climate change films, and this was the overwhelming favorite. Join us at Inyo Council for the Arts at 7 PM on Saturday night. And just like at the theater, we’ll have a couple of shorts before the main feature with two of the most entertaining scientists you could ever imagine: Bill Nye and Joe Hanson!

Landscapes of the Eastern Sierra as Climatic Time Machines

On Friday, April 20, Bishop is in for a special treat. Dr. Ben Hatchett, of the Desert Research Institute in Reno, has a deep love of the Eastern Sierra, where he has been working and playing for 20 years. He will share slides of our region and his insight as an expert in the dynamics of climate change in arid regions in his talk “Landscapes of the Eastern Sierra as Climatic Time Machines.” Ben is an engaging speaker, and this is a rare opportunity for locals to interact with a scientist who can frame changes in our local mountains into a global perspective.

Dr. Hatchett’s talk will begin at 7 PM at the Bishop Campus of Cerro Coso College.

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Rooftop Solar Brochure

John Louth, Em Holland and the Environmental Action group have created a brochure to encourage and inform local residents about making the switch to solar-generated electricity. We’ll have this brochure available at the INYO350 table at Earth Day and other events. For a better view, or if you would like to download the brochure as a PDF, click the link at the bottom of this post .

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Films & Speakers for Earth Day 2018

Friday, April 20 Cerro Coso College in Bishop, 7 pm

Dr. Ben Hatchett presents “Landscapes of the Eastern Sierra as Climatic Time Machines.”

Saturday, April 21 Inyo Council for the Arts, 7 pm

  • Climate Change 101National Geographic with Bill Nye (4:09)
  • Why People Don’t Believe in Climate ChangeIt’s Okay to be Smart with Joe Hanson (7:33)
  • Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution (71:00) Filmmaker Jamie Redford (son of Robert) explores the amazingly fast growth of clean energy, with a special look at California and Nevada.

Sunday, April 22 Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, 10am

10:00-11:00 Climate Change Films (45 minutes total)

  1. Climate Science: What You Need to KnowIt’s Okay to be Smart with Joe Hanson (6:19)
  2. Climate Change 101National Geographic Bill Nye the Science Guy (4:09)
  3. Causes and Effects of Climate ChangeNational Geographic Climate 101 (3:04)
  4. What’s Really Warming the Earth?It’s Okay to be Smart with Joe Hanson (6:03)
  5. Why Humans are So Bad at Thinking About Climate Change” Vox & Univeristy of California with M. Sanjayan (9:44)
  6. Going Green Shouldn’t be This Hard” Vox & Univeristy of California with M. Sanjayan & Lauren Singer (8:58)
  7. Your Climate Change ConscienceIt’s Okay to be Smart with Joe Hanson & Al Gore (5:52)

11:00-12:15 The Use of Land and the Food We Eat—Think Globally, Act Locally

Time to Choose, part 3: “Land and Food” (30:00) This section of the film looks at the global effects of industrial food production

Presentation on the Tribal Food Sovereignty Program: Jen Schlaich, Tony Brown & Gaylene Kinzy (30 minutes)

Presentation on the Bishop Community Garden: Sue Weiss (15 minutes)

12:30-1:15 An Introduction to Solar Energy from Industrial to Rooftop

Introduction by Tribal Staff

Saving Payahüüpü:  The Owens Valley Solar Story”   (14:42)

Tribal Solar Projects on the Picuris Pueblo in New Mexico”  by Grid Alternatives  (2:37)

Discussion about the options and opportunities for Rooftop Solar

1:15 – 2:30 Happening:  A Clean Energy Revolution (71:00)

Filmmaker Jamie Redford (son of Robert) explores the amazingly fast growth of clean energy, with a special look at California and Nevada.



Eastern Sierra Women’s March

womens march 2018The second annual  Eastern Sierra Women’s March will be held Saturday, January 20th, 9 AM at the Bishop City Park.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  2018 is a critical year to make our voices heard through the voting process to protect women’s rights, to demand climate action and affordable health care, and to celebrate all that we can achieve together.  If there ever was a time for women to gather and fight for change, that time is now.  The march is for men too!  After the march on Main Street, there will a rally in the park with speakers and booths.