Media Center Pick of the Week: Kilowatt Ours

Current Catholic social teaching calls us to care for our dear Lord’s Creation through reduction of our carbon footprint.

 

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Current Catholic social teaching calls us to care for our dear Lord’s Creation through reduction of our carbon footprint. I have been parking my pick-up in a Lake Mary shopping plaza most mornings and catching the express LYNX bus to the Chancery. It’s my personal air-conditioned, stretch limo! Among many spiritual benefits, bus riding has been an exercise in humility. My vehicle is no longer available at my discretion. I am not in control. Instead, I have had to adapt to the bus schedule. Time and the bus wait on no man. This week, we feature “Kilowatt Ours.” This documentary presents practical perspectives on our national environmental challenges. Filmmaker Jeff Barrie explores fossil energy production consequences including mountain top removal, childhood asthma and global climate change. We meet individuals, businesses, organizations, and communities who lead the way in energy conservation, efficiency and renewable power. This 2008 DVD includes the 56 minute feature, 12 and 24 minute abbreviated versions and practical conservation tips. In a recent general audience, Pope Benedict invited the faithful to “draw strength from contemplating the splendour of the Creation.” The Holy Father especially implored parents to “teach your children to observe nature, to respect and protect it as a magnificent gift that makes us aware of the greatness of the Creator.” Most compelling for me, Pope Benedict reminded us that “Jesus used the language of nature to explain the mysteries of the Kingdom to His disciples.” Use the on-line Order Form to request this DVD @ click here or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher @ 407-246-4895 (or 4897).