First Place Winner of UCF's Unifying Theme Film Contest
The film “Life Off the Grid” relates to UCF’s Unifying Theme through its emphasis on interdisciplinary work, the Environment, and Climate Change. The changing of the Earth is evident all around us, sea levels are rising, greed is rising, species death counts are rising, and more. Stephen Hawking predicts the end of humanity will occur in less than 40 years’ time. It is quite clear that what we are doing now isn’t working. This film shows us ways that we can get started working towards a sustainable future. The Off the Grid house is sustainable through energy and transportation, and working towards food and water. The ideas from this project can teach something to everyone and can show how easy it is to invest in a renewable future. Germany’s energy grid is already 50% powered by renewable energy. They were powered 100% by solar power for part of this past summer (and Germany gets 2 less peak hours of sun than all of the southern USA). There is no logical reason why the United States doesn’t actually invest in renewable energy. We have led the world in science, technology, prowess, and new ideas up until 1945. Since then, we have been stuck in our ways and let other countries surpass us. Iceland is 100% renewable, Norway is very close. It is time for a shift. If the government will not finance it, we can still finance our own projects and create a sustainable future for our families and us.
A big thanks to Roman for the 7D footage!
Editor's Note: OTG is under much fire currently and it is unknown whether it will survive. Message the page http://facebook.com/lifeoffthegrid to find out more details.