NARRATED BY PETER COYOTE
How can America truly end its dependence on fossil fuels and transition to green power?Power Paths
is an inspiring documentary about how Native American communities across the West are leading the transition to alternative energy sources.
Ten percent of America’s energy comes from Native American lands, including a third of the U.S. coal deposits and hydroelectric dams that feed the grid. These coal mines and plants brought jobs to the region, but they also brought pollution, cancer and environmental destruction.Power Paths
chronicles the efforts of several tribes as they fight to end the harmful use of coal and work to bring clean, renewable energy projects into their communities, including wind and solar power. As Power Paths
reveals, many Native American tribes are not waiting for the government to act. Instead, they are actively seeking investors and a way to control their own energy and sell the rest to the power companies.
As the nation at large struggles to disengage itself from the chains of a fossil-fuel-based economy, Power Paths
signals cause for hope that an alternative is not somewhere in the future, but possible right now.SPECIAL FEATURES
Bonus interviews on how to move forward on renewable and sustainable energy sources, with national and local leaders:
- Senator Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader
- Winona LaDuke, Native American Sustainable Values
- Pat Spears, Wind Energy on Tribal Lands
- Prof. Dan Kammen, U.S. Leadership for a New Energy Policy
The Citizen Action Guide on the DVD-ROM sector includes information on the full lifecycle of coal and its effects, from the mines to the power plants to use of fossil fuels in homes. The Guide also contains downloadable educational resources and materials to learn how to become engaged in efforts to promote alternative energy, and to reduce our own energy consumption.