Mayor Sessoms to Speak at Film Debut for Energy Awareness Month

Thursday, October 09, 2014

October is Energy Awareness Month, and as a part of the recognition, Mayor William D. Sessoms and the City of Virginia Beach will be hosting the screening of the award-winning energy movie SWITCH, on Thursday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. 

Mayor Sessoms will speak about the City’s energy saving programs and introduce the film.  It will be in the theater at the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College


This film explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. Energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker goes on a global adventure to answers from the people driving energy today, international leaders of government, industry and academia.


The City of Virginia Beach pays over $22 million in energy costs and maintains approximately 3 million square feet of building space.  The City has been an Energy Star partner since April 2011, and has a variety of online information to help residents and businesses save energy and money.  The City’s energy website is:, and offers energy-related information including how to register for energy training program for businesses and congregations.


Space is limited so please reserve your seat by clicking here:


For more information about the E-STAR program for commercial buildings, visit For more information about Virginia Beach’s Energy Management Program, visit


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