Renew America Roadtrip (RAR) is hosting and facilitating "Revenge of the Electric Car" movie parties in conjunction with their sponsors and affiliated charities throughout the MidAtlantic region this year in support of the Sierra Club and the President's "EV everywhere" initiative. See http://renewamericaroadtrip.com/events-and-campaigns/
RAR started off this series of showings with a private party at their solar-powered eco-friendly home this past Sunday April 15th, where roughly 30 Pennsylvania residents and VIPs gathered to watch this new award-winning documentary, receive a tour of the home's 15.75 kW solar power plant & Geothermal HVAC system, and see RAR's two electric Cars - a Tesla Roadster and a Nissan Leaf (both vehicles types of which are featured in the film). Exton Nissan, Advanced Solar Industries and Ground Source HVAC were also present, Nissan providing test drives in their Leaf, and the latter two answering guest's questions regarding solar and geothermal. RAR also raffled off rides in the RARdster to a lucky few guests. See pictures at http://renewamericaroadtrip.com/gallery/revenge-of-the-electric-car-movie-party/
This Saturday, RAR will be part of a "Revenge" movie event hosted by Exton Nissan in Exton, PA.
Exton Nissan, Renew America Roadtrip, and Advanced Solar Industries (ASI) invite you to "SHIFT__the way you move and power your commute" with a movie party featuring a screening of the award-winning film "Revenge of the Electric Car" and test drives in the new all-electric Leaf. In addition, learn how you can power your commute with solar energy from ASI and see RAR's Tesla RARdster and the Leaf in exhibition "acceleration" demos against Exton Nissan's fastest and most economical gasoline-engine competitors. Raffles will be held in support of charity for test rides in the Tesla RARdster and a limited number of "in-car" movie viewing seats, and food and drinks will be supplied. Movie times are 10:30 AM to 12 PM and 12:30 PM to 2PM with rides, demos, and dicussions throughout. More information about the Leaf and Exton-Nissan can be found at: http://www.extonnissan.com/. More information on Advanced Solar Industries can be found at: http://advancedsolarindustries.com/
Watch RAR's event page http://renewamericaroadtrip.com/events-and-campaigns/ for announement of numerous events, exhibits, and lectures coming up in the MidAtlantic region including a number of addtional free showings of "Revenge."
In "Revenge of the Electric Car," a follow-up to director Chris Paines’ 2006 film "Who Killed the Electric Car," filmmakers go behind the factory and board room doors of Nissan, GM, and Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the global resurgence of electric cars. "Revenge" follows the race to build the electric vehicle that will win the hearts, minds, and dollars of the public.
As part of a national Sierra Club initiative in the week leading up to Earth Day, hundreds of select national screenings of the film will be held. These events will include demonstrations of electric cars, discussions among EV owners and their neighbors about what the switch to an electric vehicle means for the driver (savings at the pump) and the nation (reduced emissions and oil dependence).
Last Sunday's screening took place at the home of Michael & Maddy Craner and their son Jose. Michael is a technology executive and renewable-energy evangelist, Maddy is a resident in family medicine involved in charity work, and Jose is a middle school student and basketball enthusiast. Michael and Maddy are also co-founders of the Renew America Roadtrip, a environmental advocacy initiative. All organic hors d'oeuvres and refreshments were provided by Cucina Verde and Maysie’s farm.
The event ran from roughly noon to 3:30 PM with the film playing from 12:30 PM to 2PM. There was social time and introductions before the film and tours and electric car fun afterwards with an expert panel discussion immediately following the film.
ABOUT THE FILM: “An entertaining roller coaster ride…well shot and sharply paced (with) genuinely human drama. Wall Street might want to take notice of how quickly tides can change.”
- Mindy Farbee, Los Angeles Times
About the Sierra Club: The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with 1.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states. The Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles campaign advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut our addiction to oil. www.sierraclub.org/ev.
About Exton Nissan: Exton Nissan is a premier Nissan dealership serving Chester Springs. They are also the regional leader in sales of Nissan’s new all-electric Leaf. They have a strong commitment to green practices and offer four level-2 J1772 standard charging stations to the general EV public. www.extonnissan.com
About Advanced Solar Industries: When you switch to clean, locally produced, solar energy you become part of the energy solution. Leasing options make this easy. When you lease, Advanced Solar Industries will install your system, and perform troubleshooting and maintenance as necessary over the lifetime of the lease. At the end of the lease term, you may either renew the lease, buy the equipment at fair market value, or request that the system be removed at no cost to you. http://advancedsolarindustries.com/
About the Renew America Roadtrip: The Renew America Roadtrip™ (RAR) made history in July of 2009 when it completed America’s first volunteer, green, charity drive coast-to-coast in an all-electric sports car - a Tesla Motor's Roadster. RAR continues to raise money for charities and awareness of renewable, sustainable, and eco-friendly practices through an on-going series of educational/advocacy campaigns and appearances throughout the country. www.renewamericaroadtrip.com
About Cucina Verde: Cucina Verde offers culinary wellness, catering, and education in the art of wholistic nourishment through locally grown organic cuisine under the guidance of gourmet chef Annmarie Butera Cantrell. Annmarie, a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts continually studies the connection between nutrition and vitality and helps clients creat more vibrant balanced lifestyles through their food choices. http://www.cucina-verde.com
About Ground Source HVAC: Our company has been helping customers reduce their dependence on gas and oil for over 27 years. Now that ground source heat pumps have become a viable alternative, Ground Source H.V.A.C. is proud to offer the most cost-effective solution to your home energy needs. http://www.groundsourcehvac.com/