Kilowatt Ours
Kilowatt Ours
Kilowatt Ours
Item#: KIL-896-D
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Running Time: 35 minutes
G 9-Adult
Jeff Barrie


Best Films - Energy, Environment, Natural Resources Category
- Science Books and Films (AAAS)

"Offers an optimistic message that details what changes can be made now to avoid continued reliance on coal and nuclear power. . . an appealingly quirky and moving film. . . will generate discussion.
- School Library Journal

"Critic's Pick"
- Nashville Scene Magazine

"One of the most important yet under-reported stories of our generation."
- Dave Pelton, Clean Cities Director

"This video rekindles my desire to reduce our energy use even further and help preserve our earth's precious natural resources."
- Editor, Skipping Stones Magazine




Did you know that by recycling a single aluminum can we conserve enough energy to power a regular TV for a whole hour? Did you know that if every home in America used just one energy efficient light bulb that we would instantly cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1 trillion pounds per year?

Kilowatt Ours is an inspirational and enlivening film that demonstrates how easy it is to conserve energy that is produced from traditional sources as well as the many ways the average consumer can easily become part of the renewable energy revolution. The film reveals the connection between personal choices and energy use and introduces us to individuals, businesses, schools and universities who have cut their energy use in half by taking simple steps that benefit the consumer, the environment and the economy. We are given tours of super-efficient homes, office buildings and entire schools that have changed the future of America by employing the concepts of day-lighting, geothermal heating and cooling, solar and wind power, and the purchase of blocks of green energy from local utilities.