Tompkins County, NY is one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the country, and yet its residents are proving that we can meet our energy needs through totally renewable resources. From solar and wind to veggie oil and geothermal, Empowered: Power from the People tells the story of one community’s role in the energy independence revolution.

This feature-length documentary is directed by Shira Golding Evergreen and produced by Suzanne McMannisAri Evergreen designed the film’s graphics and this website. Our intern, Brian Chick, is an Ithaca College student double-majoring in Film and Environmental Studies. Click to learn more about the filmmakers.