Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Directed by George C. Lynde, Jr.
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $35
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $35
US Release Date: 1982
Copyright Date: 1982
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-778-7
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-275-X
Urban and Regional Planning
Awards and Festivals
Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival
Best of Festival, National Assn for Environmental Education Film Festival
Best Science & Technology Film, San Francisco International Film Festival
Best Energy Film, Audubon International Environmental Film Festival
Lovins on the Soft Path|
An Energy Future with a Future
Hunter and Amory Lovins make the case for energy efficiency and energy conservation.
"We're in the position of somebody that can't keep the bathtub full because the water keeps running out. Before we buy a bigger water heater, we ought to get a plug." Amory Lovins
Since the 1970s Hunter and Amory Lovins have been the foremost proponents of an energy policy that concentrates on efficiency and the appropriate use of renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind, and water. The Lovinses call this the "soft path" and in this classic film argue for its practicality as opposed to the "hard path" which favors increased energy production and the use of coal and nuclear power.
With a 33-page Study Guide by the Lovins' Rocky Mountain Institute.
"What can a half-hour film about energy planning say that hasn't been said before? Practically everything when it's LOVINS ON THE SOFT PATH."
"An energy revolution without fanfare-presented so clearly you wonder why you didn't know it already."
David Brower, Friends of the Earth
"Skillfully structured to hold audience interest and for ease of comprehension, this Blue Ribbon winner is a stimulating choice for high school and college courses and for public library screenings."