The award winning film from environmentalist and filmmaker Jeff Barrie, “Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America,” airs 4 p.m. this Saturday on WFYI, explaining how the average American citizen can make a positive impact in their environment just by taking a few simple actions in their lifestyle.
The film, also available on DVD Oct. 15 at www.kilowattours.org, educates citizens on the changes that need to take place in order to see improvements.
To name a few, using energy star appliances, installing adequate insulation, and switching incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents, will help to conserve energy, therefore reducing waste, saving money, and promoting energy efficiency.
The film has already inspired many to make a change, and others have teamed up to make a difference. The Kilowatt Ours is a non-profit organization that was created after the film debuted. The organization influences the community with its energy outreach programs, and even has 1,700 trained students involved, conducting home energy assessments.
With an election underway, environmental issues are as crucial as ever. Viewing Barrie’s film will not only educate and enrich those who may not know the current state of our environment, but will inspire many to make a difference, before it’s too late.