Cape Light Compact’s Energy Education Program Presents Two Major Events in March 2010:

EVENT ONE:  The first annual Cape & Vineyard Energy & Sustainability High School Film Festival sponsored by Cape Light Compact & the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and open to all high school students on the Cape & Vineyard.

Registration & Submission: 

  1. High school students, please submit two (2) copies of your film & poster
  2. Include your name(s), email address, school name and subject of film
  3. Subject categories include (list all that apply):
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Energy Sources
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Power Production
  • Energy in our Natural World
  • Energy in Transportation
  • New and Emerging Technologies
  • Climate Change
  • Other
  1. Mail in your submission or to request an entry packet, contact:

Deborah Fitton
Cape Light Compact
SCH PO Box 427
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA  02630
Ph:  (508) 375-6703

You can also go online to for more information and to download a registration form.

Submission deadline:  Postmarked by Friday, March 12, 2010

Film Festival date/time:  Friday, March 26, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Film Festival location:

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Main Street (Rt. 6A)
Brewster, MA 02631-1056
(508) 896-3867

  • Awards for the best films in technical merit, creativity and educational efforts – winners announced at Film Festival, Friday March 26, 2010 at 6:30pm
  • Sharing of selected films throughout the day, Saturday March 27, 2010 at the Cape Youth Energy & Sustainability Day (see below for more details on Symposium).



  • All high school students from the Cape and Vineyard are eligible
  • Film must be no more than 10 minutes in length
  • Film and Digital format is acceptable
  • Medium must be transferred to disk or thumb drive for showing
  • All participants and information must be cited in credits
  • All films must be submitted on disk and postmarked no later than Friday, March 12, 2010 to Deborah Fitton at Cape Light Compact for preview, judging and set up
  • Films must be accompanied by a promotional poster for display the evening of the film festival.  Posters will be due same time film is submitted

 Judging categories:

  • Technical Merit (both color and b&w)
  • Creativity
  • Educational/Informative

EVENT TWOCape Youth Energy & Sustainability Day sponsored by Cape Light Compact and hosted by Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School’s Roots and Shoots Club, and the Nauset Regional High School’s Green Team.

Event date/time:  Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 10am to 3pm

Event location:

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Main Street (Rt. 6A)
Brewster, MA 02631-1056
(508) 896-3867


  • Energy Carnival Games for the Family
  • Energy Career Fair
  • Speakers on Energy and Sustainability Topics
  • Presentations from Middle and High School Energy Clubs
  • Information on how your family and schools can save energy
  • Student produced films
  • Local food and entertainment
  • Free door prizes

Admission is Free!

About Cape Light Compact

Cape Light Compact is a regional inter-municipal agency authorized by 21 towns on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to protect consumer interests, secure competitive electricity prices, and offer green power options for our 200,000 residents.  The Compact also provides a variety of activities and programs to support regional energy efficiency, renewable power development, and award-winning energy education.

From July 2001 through December 2009, Cape Light Compact contributed over $45 million in energy efficiency services to the residents and business of Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard.  In 2008, Cape Light Compact’s Energy Efficiency Programs saved enough electricity to power 1,600 homes and remove the greenhouse gas emissions from the equivalent of about 1,000 cars.

For more information on Cape Light Compact’s energy efficiency programs visit or call 1-800-797-6699.