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Kilowatt Ours and the Story of Stuff Showing at Forest Park Nature Center

December 22, 2008

Forest Park Nature Center will be showing two films on Friday, January 23rd at 7:30 PM.  Admission is free, but a $5.00 donation is suggested.

The Solutions Group has enthusiastically supported the presentation of Kilowatt Ours and the positive message of change it offers.  While the film explores the grim topics of mountaintop removal for mining, pollution, and global warming, it also presents many positive ideas on how we can change the way we live and how our country operates.   The Story of Stuff is an insightful and even humorous look at consumption in America.  See the web site for more information.

Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America

Also showing: The Story of Stuff

Kilowatt Ours, an award-winning film that provides simple, practical, affordable solutions to America’s energy crisis, is touring the United States.  This acclaimed film advocates energy conservation and renewable power sources as alternatives to the high costs of energy. Kilowatt Ours is the story of filmmaker and conservationist Jeff Barrie’s journey across the U.S. to document our energy-related problems and present practical, cost-saving solutions for consumers.  Widespread problems revealed in Kilowatt Ours include mountaintop removal, air pollution, global warming, childhood asthma, and mercury contamination.  The film illustrates practical solutions that can help homeowners save approximately $1000 per year on energy bills, while helping the environment and protecting human health.

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.  It exposes the connection between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.  It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the “stuff” in your life forever.

Day-Date: Friday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm

Fee: Free, but a $5 donation is suggested

Location: Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 Forest Park Drive, Peoria, IL

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