Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Who Killed the Electric Car

Chris Paine's documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" is an excellent film to get students to understand the problems faced when trying to initiate ecological change vs. cultural, economic and political pressures.
The analysis of who is to blame for stopping the electrical vehicles in the 1990's forces students to understand that all parties must be involved in bringing about environmental change.

From consumers to oil companies, from the technology to the government, students must understand that the process of change begins with their own choices. That their power lies in the choices they make as a consumer. 

I look forward to Chris Paine's follow-up "Revenge of the Electric Car."

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