Interview with the Creator of Powerful: Energy for Everyone

Powerful: Energy for Everyone
By Dakota Maxwell-Jones

Powerful: Energy for Everyone is a new film that details the important connections between people and their responsibilities to energy conservation efforts for a brighter future. Filmmaker, David Chernushenko shines in the spotlight on the future role of renewable energy through examining the alternatives to the conventional energy system and the challenges meeting us along the way.

With a longstanding fascination with energy, from the way we use it and waste it, Chernushenko wanted to investigate how to utilize our energy sources in a wiser, more contemporary way. Despite a limited budget and an array of angles to take on the complex topic, the green filmmaker embeds in “Powerful” a range of solutions, which necessitates the viewing of the documentary. Solutions within the film touch on urban design, public transit, green buildings, and public policies that can be yoked in order to create a unified global sustainable green society. Among issues examined include cost-effective green strategies as well committing the public to this sustainable lifestyle.

“You are powerful,” said Chernushenko. “Furthermore, renewable energy [and conservation] is something that everyone can choose to be a part of, or it should be. Renewable energy, is decentralized, is more democratic and is therefore for everyone.”

Chernushenko practiced what he preached by taking his film one step further: making his film green. One notable practice was the limited use of travel (only seven legs of air travel and limited car use) even though it was shot in different parts of the world. Taking advantage of public transportation, using rechargeable lights for filming, and staying in green hotel accommodations, and utilizing Skype for conferences rather than flying are just some of the impressive commitments to making this a true green film.

We owe it to ourselves to watch the film to learn about our strong ties to earth. We shape our future with the little things we do every day. By switching to a more sustainable lifestyle that Chernushenko calls “living lightly”, we can help the Earth and ourselves by changing small habits, which can contribute to a huge trajectory of global refinement.

Chernushenko practiced what he preached by taking his film one step further: making his film green. One notable practice was the limited use of travel (only seven legs of air travel and limited car use) even though it was shot in different parts of the world. Taking advantage of public transportation, using rechargeable lights for filming, and staying in green hotel accommodations, and utilizing Skype for conferences rather than flying are just some of the impressive commitments to making this a true green film.
We owe it to ourselves to watch the film to learn about our strong ties to earth. We shape our future with the little things we do every day. By switching to a more sustainable lifestyle like Chernushenko, who calls it “living lightly”, we can help the Earth and ourselves by changing small habits, which can contribute to a huge trajectory of global refinement.

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