Enviromental actions

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(Dec. 8) -- Lights, camera ... environmental action?You might say it's an inconvenient truth, but the movie industry is anything but green. With their supercold ACs and flashy marquees, movietheaters require a great deal of energy.Except for England's Wait, What? Now you can enjoy movies -- on the small screen. England's tiny Sol Cinema is a miniature movie theater that's powered entirely by thesun. With space for eight adults, the small theater uses solar panels to gather and store the energy it needs to screen movies. Courtesy Sol Cinema Courtesy Sol Cinema Sol Cinema.The tiny mobilemovie theater -- dubbed the world's smallest solar-powered cinema by its creators -- runs only on energy it harnesses from the sun.Top of Form 1

"We say any cinema could and should be 100 percentpowered by renewable energy," said Paul O'Connor, co-founder of the arts group Undercurrents. "The U.K. isn't famous for sunny days, yet [we] still manage to run our entire cinema, including videoprojectors, sound systems, laptops, hard drives and lights from the energy of the sun via solar panels. This means we have no utility bill each year and can perform anywhere at anytime."Tucked into a trailer,the tiny theater uses an LED projector powered by solar energy gathered by photovoltaic panels and stored on lithium batteries to screen a variety of shorts, films and video projects -- mainly withan eco-friendly angle."Our range of genre is wide, but [we] mostly concentrate on inspiring actions taken to improve the environment. We show music, documentary, arts, animation and drama," O'Connortold AOL News.
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Some movies are powered by stars. At England's Sol Cinema, all movies are powered by the sun. The mobile theater has won awards and accolades from environmentalblogs such as Inhabitat and TreeHugger.O'Connor noted the mobile theater doesn't show anything that glorifies violence or anything that is too mainstream."We show independent films rather than...