Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Images Cinema and Williamstown COOL committee team up to promote An Inconvenient Truth

The Williamstown COOL (CO2 Lowering) Committee and Images Cinema are co-sponsoring a series of special events in connection with upcoming showings of “An Inconvenient Truth,” the global warming documentary starring Al Gore.
The special events are designed to encourage energy saving and offer practical tips to residents who want to lower their CO2 emissions.
“An Inconvenient Truth,” rated PG, will be shown at Images from Friday, June 23rd to Thursday, July 6th. The film will screen nightly at 7 and 9pm with matinees at 4:30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday. Tuesday nights, admission is two-for-one. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA. (
Each showing will open with slides offering energy-saving tips. The slides have been designed by Williams College art professor Ed Epping.
There will also be weekly drawings for free bags of energy-saving gifts, including compact fluorescent light bulbs and a copy of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, by local author Elizabeth Kolbert. (The reusable canvas bags are being donated by Wild Oats.) Participating businesses will be posting energy-saving tips in their windows.
Those interested will be able to sign up for GreenStart, a program that supplies green power to residential customers, before and after the film.
On Wednesday, June 28th, Dave Ackerson, outdoor adventure guide, will lead a casual bike ride starting at Images at 6:05pm and ending up back at the cinema in time for the 7pm show. Moviegoers who bring in their bike helmets on that Wednesday will enter at the $4 admission rate.
On Wednesday, July 5th, there will be a community discussion on energy at Images starting at 6:05. It will be hosted by Nancy Nylen,Associate Director of the Center for Ecological Technology (CET) and other members of the COOL Committee.
“In April, the COOL Committee launched a campaign to educate Williamstown residents about the crucial issue of global warming,” Selectwoman Jane Allen, the COOL Committee chairwoman said. “The community conversation and the other events at Images build on that effort. We hope everyone who is interested will attend.”
CO2 emissions are the major cause of climate change. Williamstown is a member of Cities for Climate Protection. The town has pledged to reduce its emissions by 10 percent by 2010.
For more information, contact Wendy Penner at or Sandra Thomas at


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