Monday, November 21, 2011

Road trip: Solar roads and 50 states of sustainable stuff


The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on.

Co-founder Scott Brusaw has made some major steps forward, according to the folks at Your Environmental Road Trip. This is the second yert.com video but the first ever recorded of the Solar Roadways prototype. It has received 1.06 million views on youtube since its June 2010 debut.

For more information, visit http://www.solarroadways.com/.

The YERT guys also have a movie out that chronicles what three videographers discovered in the green energy-sustainable living spectrum found in a year-long road trip over 50 states.

The film includes some of the most interesting people and projects I've ever seen. There's a guy who lives in a cave. He is what he is. And there's a guy who draws hundreds of thousands to a museum that features repurposed materials by a "politely wacko" industrial artist. Another guy turned his yard into something out of Lord of the Rings.

The donate snow scenes are must-see. Really dopey.

Here's the synopsis of "Are We Doomed?":

"50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road -- packing hope, humor ... and all of their trash -- searching for innovators and citizens solving humanity's greatest environmental crises. Piling on personal challenges as they explore every state in a year (the good, the bad, and the weird), an unexpected turn of events pushes the team to the brink in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and others."

3 comments:

Mark Dixon said...

Hi there, Mike! I'm one of the filmmakers who created YERT and I'm going to be traveling near your neck of the woods (San Joaquin, CA) in a few weeks -- do you have any interest in hosting a screening of YERT as part of our West Coast Screening Tour? From the look of your blog post, it sounds like you have seen the film and get what we're up to. Drop me a line if you're interested. The screening date of 3/13/12 is open right now...

All the best,
Mark Dixon
YERT Producer
mark [at] yert [dot] com

Mike Nemeth said...

I've got my son working on getting a screening up in Seattle. Thanks for the comment, Mark. Loved your film.

Mark Dixon said...

Sounds good - and don't let your son stop - but I do want to let you know that we have a screening coming up in Seattle on March 2, 7pm. Here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/events/273796256023191/ .

Keystone Congregational Church
5019 Keystone Pl N, Seattle, WA 98103-6229

Keep in touch!
Mark