'Kilowatt Ours' movie showing - April 22, 2013
by Michelle Saport |
Monday, April 22, 1-4 p.m. Student Union, South Cafeteria
"Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America" is an award-winning film that turned the grassroots conversation about energy conservation into a mainstream campaign. It originally aired on public television stations nationwide in October 2008.
"'Kilowatt Ours' helps ordinary citizens take an active role in energy conservation," Filmmaker Jeff Barrie said. "Most viewers are shocked at the scope of the issue and even more so at the immediacy and simplicity of the solution--energy savings as an energy source."
With occasional whimsical zest, the film shares how simple changes such as switching incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents, using energy star appliances, installing adequate insulation and locating and sealing leaks in air duct systems can have significant results. These changes can result in annual savings of several hundred dollars for home energy and several million for businesses and communities, as well as dramatically reduced carbon footprints.
"The film provides simple energy saving ideas for homes, businesses and schools that significantly lower utility bills," said Barrie. "With rising costs of energy and the potential environmental impact, it's an important and timely issue."