Southwestern’s Environmental Studies Program, in conjunction with The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA), will host a film screening of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power on campus October 22. This event is free and open to the public.

TREIA is a nonprofit organization working to promote and advance the renewable energy industry in Texas. Made up of project developers, corporations, financial institutions, end users, utilities, manufacturers, service providers, academia, and government leaders, TREIA works to scale renewable energy, grow the local economy, and create jobs. Its stakeholders are involved in solar, wind, biomass, biofuel, energy efficiency, geothermal, hydro, ocean, and energy storage. Al Gore is this year’s keynote speaker at TREIA’s annual conference, GRIDNEXT, which takes place in Georgetown October 23-24th.


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

More than a decade after jumpstarting a global conversation on the climate crisis with the film An Inconvenient Truth, Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore returns to the big screen with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

The sequel tells the story of one man’s fight to solve this crisis at a time when the threat has never been clearer – and the reasons for hope have never been greater. It follows Vice President Gore as he travels the world training citizens as Climate Reality Leaders and building an international coalition to confront the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.

This film arrives at a critical moment, as Vice President Gore, Climate Reality, and millions of Americans fight back against an administration that prioritizes the interests of fossil fuel corporations over the health of our planet.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power reminds us what can happen when regular citizens take a stand. The film showcases our Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings, where people from all walks of life come to work with Vice President Gore and other experts, learning key climate science and gaining the skills to lead their communities in the fight for climate solutions.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Film Screening Details

Date: Sunday, Oct. 22

Time: 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.

Location: F.W. Olin Building, Room 105 on the Southwestern campus

1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided in advance of the screening.

For more information about the on-campus film screening contact Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Joshua Long at  For additional information on GRIDNEXT visit the conference website.