One hundred years after the beginning of Latrobe Valley coal industry, workers and communities in Gippsland are preparing for a new energy system.The short film-documentary Power On tells the story of the incredible energy transformation happening across Gippsland, where renewable energy is creating new economic opportunities for the region. Through inspiring and heartfelt interviews and with workers, new businesses and community leaders you will hear about how regional communities are leading the energy transformation.
This Saturday September 2nd, you're invited to a community screening of Power On at the Gippsland New Energy Conference at The Wedge in Sale. RSVP to secure your seat.
Power On is an impact production by documentary Ellen Burbidge presented by Friends of the Earth's Yes2Renewables Project, filmed on the unceded lands of the Gunaikurnai and Bunurong People, and edited and produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:
- Wendy Farmer - Friends of the Earth, Gippsland Community Organiser, and President of Voices of the Valley
- Tony Wolfe, Regional Development Australia
- Emma Birchall, Heyfield MyTown Microgrid Feasibility Study, Heyfield Community Resource Centre, Community Liaison Officer
- Ellie MacGregor, student interested in renewable energy industry