“Catching the Sun”
Congregation Shomrei Torah
2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa
“Catching the Sun” shines a solar powered light on how we can confront climate change by accelerating our transition to renewable energy, and in the process create needed jobs and train people to fill them. In this NY Times Critics’ Pick, hope for the future rests in an unlikely set of characters: an unemployed American worker, the charismatic activist Van Jones, a Tea Party solar advocate, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur.
A panel discussion following the film will feature local experts: Geoffrey D. Smith, Coordinator, Solar Sonoma County, a program of the Center for Climate Protection; Laura Goldman, educator and consultant on solar energy and VP of Solar Works; Tor Allen, Executive Director, The Rahus Institute; Alana Macken, Youth Advisory Board, Center for Climate Protection.
Come early! Representatives from groups working on these issues will be present to share information.
Open to the public. Free (donations accepted). Limited parking, carpools encouraged!
This is the second film in the fifth annual Social Action Goes to the Movies award winning series. Theme of the 2017 series is: Sparks of Hope: Healing Through Innovation and Creativity. The series is sponsored by the Social Action Committee of Congregation Shomrei Torah and has 20 co-sponsors—local synagogues, churches, and community groups.
The final film in the series: "Homes for the Homeless--A Better Way," a snapshot of homelessness and some new solutions, . Save the date!