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SwitchFilmmakers visited nine countries to make Switch, a documentary on the changing way we use energy, set for a free public screening Wednesday.

Film documents shift in energy usage

Human industry is gradually shifting from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, say the creators of the 2012 documentary Switch. The filmmakers do not advocate for how this transition should happen, instead travelling the world to discover how it most likely will happen.

The film will enjoy a free public screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, in room 104, Odette Building, as part of Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Week. Law professor Patricia Galvao will lead a discussion afterward.

Filmed in 11 countries and exploring nine key energy resources, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, Switch takes viewers on an exciting world tour of the energy frontier, and promotes the economic and environmental benefits of efficiency.

Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Week is a project of the University of Windsor Energy Committee and the environmental sustainability advocate’s office; learn more at www.uwindsor.ca/sustainability.