Are you concerned about global warming? Want to know what you can do to prevent global warming and save money on your energy bill?
The public is invited to a local debut screening of "Kilowatt Ours," an award-winning video by Jeff Barrie, at the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, on Sunday, May 27, at 7 p.m.
Produced on a $20,000 budget, this 65-minute documentary reveals the under-reported side effects resulting from America's voracious appetite for coal-generated electricity. "Kilowatt Ours" follows the filmmaker on his 18-month journey across the Southeastern United States, where more than six tons of coal are burned annually to generate electricity for the average home.
Barrie takes viewers from our light switches at home to the sources of our energy, examining social and environmental consequences such as global warming, mountaintop removal, air pollution, childhood asthma and mercury contamination.
Leaving the devastation behind, the story makes an uplifting turn, uncovering hope-filled examples of conservation, efficiency and renewable power at work today. Barrie makes the case that environmental problems could be minimized by utilizing alternative technologies available today. The solutions are surprisingly accessible and affordable to the average American.
"Kilowatt Ours" presents viewers with an ambitious plan for shifting America's energy paradigm towards conservation and renewable power. Currently Barrie is taking his film across the Eastern United States with the hope of igniting an energy conservation craze. His "Southern Energy Conservation Initiative" is designed to help homeowners save hundreds of dollars on energy bills while curbing the harmful effects of energy production.
For more information, call 423-543-7576 or check out the Kilowatt Ours Web site at http://www.kilowattours.org.