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Our group is a chapter of the national

Interfaith Power & Light (IPL)'s www.interfaithpowerandlight.org
The Regeneration Project (TRP) www.theregenerationproject.org
 

The IPL & TRP campaign is an interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. Our goal is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of creation. Specifically, the IPL campaign is mobilizing a national religious response to global warming while promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation. People of faith have an opportunity to put their faith into action and help reduce the devastating effects of global warming.

Rev. Sally Bingham, founder of InterFaith Power & Light, and The Regeneration Project writes:  "We are an interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. Our goal is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of creation. Specifically, the IPL campaign is mobilizing a national religious response to global warming while promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation. People of faith have an opportunity to put their faith into action and help reduce the devastating effects of global warming." She also adds, "Every mainstream religion has a mandate to care for creation. We were given natural resources to sustain us, but we were also given the responsibility to act as good stewards and preserve life for future generations."

Great IPL Links:  : http://www.theregenerationproject.org/Links.htm  include State IPL Groups, Faith, Government, Energy & Green Building, and Environmental.  

 

  
 
  aninconvenienttruth
    DVD: www.climatecrisis.net

An Inconvenient TruthHumanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.

If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life.

Larry King called it "One of the most important films ever."  Roger Ebert wrote, "In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film." Available on DVD November 21, 2006 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
 

 
   
Kilowatt Ours 
      DVD: www.kilowattours.org

Kilowatt Ours reveals the consequences of our coal powered economy. The film opens with VP Dick Cheney's energy policy speech in which Cheney claims America needs nearly 1900 new power plants in the next 20 years to meet projected electricity demands. Mountain top removal mining, air pollution, haze in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, methylmercury contamination of newborns, childhood asthma and global warming ALL stem from the same root cause. The most significant cause of each of these problems is our dependence on coal-generated electricity in America. In other words, the solution begins at our light switches and power strips. Today, more than 50% of our nation's electricity is generated from coal. In the southeast U.S., where household electricity use is highest, this amounts to more than 12,000 pounds of coal burned per home per year.

Can You Create An Energy Efficient Home? Along the way, Jeff and his wife Heather share a plan to eliminate their use of coal and nuclear power at home by employing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Through their learning experience, viewers discover how they can save hundreds of dollars annually on energy bills, and use a portion of the savings to purchase renewable energy.

The typical American home emits twice the annual global warming emissions compared the typical car. So, if we can make our buildings Net Zero buildings, the benefits to the environment and our quality of life will be profound. Kilowatt Ours (and the Southern Energy Conservation Initiative) is creating a network of homeowners and renters dedicated to striving for Net-Zero energy usage in their homes and apartments.
 

   

 
IN THEATRES:
www.thegreatwarming.com


Narrated by Keanu Reeves and Alanis Morrissette.

We are living at the dawn of a new epoch. Year by year, degree by degree, Earth is growing warmer... a legacy of the Industrial Revolution, population growth, and our addiction to technology, speed and power. Just as other generations spoke of a Great Plague and a Great Depression, our children will be compelled to endure The Great Warming - and find a way to conquer its consequences.

Filmed in eight countries on four continents, endorsed by dozens of the world's leading scientists, this three-hour television series is the most factually accurate, visually stunning and wide-ranging production ever mounted about this complex, fascinating subject.

Every Human Being Is Part Of
                The
Great Warming

Save your ticket stub after seeing the film!  Why? Because your ticket stub entitles you to a free $250 value, no-obligation Home Energy Review from the film’s sponsor Krystal Planet.  Details on the web.

CHATTANOOGA: You can help by contacting Regal Cinemas and letting them know you want this film in Chattanooga.  Every letter or email will help us get it into more cities. 
 Thanks, Karen Coshof - producer
   
Who Killed the Electric Car?

DVD: www.amazon.com or www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar

Synopsis:  It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?  WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1, examining its cultural and economic ripple effects and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.

The year is 1990. California is in a pollution crisis. Smog threatens public health. Desperate for a solution, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) targets the source of its problem: auto exhaust. Inspired by a recent announcement from General Motors about an electric vehicle prototype, the Zero Emissions Mandate (ZEV) is born. It required 2% of new vehicles sold in California to be emission-free by 1998, 10% by 2003. It is the most radical smog-fighting mandate since the catalytic converter.

With a jump on the competition thanks to its speed-record-breaking electric concept car, GM launches its EV1 electric vehicle in 1996. It was a revolutionary modern car, requiring no gas, no oil changes, no mufflers, and rare brake maintenance (a billion-dollar industry unto itself). A typical maintenance checkup for the EV1 consisted of replenishing the windshield washer fluid and a tire rotation.  Fast forward to 6 years later... The fleet is gone. EV charging stations dot the California landscape like tombstones, collecting dust and spider webs. How could this happen? Did anyone bother to examine the evidence? Yes, in fact, someone did. And it was murder. 

 

 

"Our Changing Climate" is a full-colour, wonderfully illustrated 24 page booklet about climate change, with chapters about Earth's dynamic climate system, how and why climate changes, the greenhouse effect, how climate models work and what the future holds. Written by Dennis Hartmann from the University of Washington with the input of a panel of scientific advisors, "Our Changing Climate" is suitable for ages 13 up.

For your free copy, send a request to John.Kermond@noaa.gov

USE THEM AT YOUR SCHOOL
GIVE THEM TO YOUR FRIENDS
GET THEM FOR YOUR CHURCH

   
the
air car
  www.theaircar.com

Photo of the MDI Air CarMiniC.A.T Experience

Welcome to the future!

After twelve years of research and development, Guy Negre has developed an engine that could become one of the biggest technological advances of this century. Its application to CAT vehicles gives them significant economical and environmental advantages. With the incorporation of bi-energy (compressed air + fuel) the CAT Vehicles have increased their driving range to close to 2000 km with zero pollution in cities and considerably reduced pollution outside urban areas.

As well, the application of the MDI engine in other areas, outside the automotive sector, opens a multitude of possibilities in nautical fields, co-generation, auxiliary engines, electric generators groups, etc. Compressed air is a new viable form of power that allows the accumulation and transport of energy. MDI is very close to initiating the production of a series of engines and vehicles. The company is financed by the sale of manufacturing licenses and patents all over the world.
 

  

ENERGY STAR logoENERGY STAR
www.energystar.gov

is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2005 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 23 million cars — all while saving $12 billion on their utility bills.

Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. If looking for new household products, look for ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR. If looking for a new home, look for one that has earned the ENERGY STAR. EPA provides an innovative energy performance rating system which businesses have already used for more than 26,000 buildings across the country. EPA also recognizes top performing buildings with the ENERGY STAR.

Take the Change a Light Pledge
 



Magazine Web:  www.infinite-energy.com

INFINITE ENERGY Magazine is the international magazine for Cold Fusion and New Energy Technologies, a bi-monthly of the non-profit New Energy Foundation (NEF). NEF publishes Infinite Energy and also runs a testing laboratory, New Energy Research Laboratory (NERL), to verify or reject claims of anomalous performance in particular energy-producing devices brought to its attention. New Energy is the term applied to new sources of energy that are currently not recognized as feasible by the "scientific establishment," but for which overwhelming and compelling evidence exists

Infinite Energy Magazine, in publication since 1995, is a technical magazine with editorial outreach to the general public as well. To maintain the highest standards, it is written and edited by scientists, engineers, & expert journalists. It is aimed at pioneering scientists, engineers, industrialists, environmentalists, and investors who are concerned about an exciting R&D area that we believe will change the world dramatically. Infinite Energy is circulated to over 40 countries.

 

  

 TN-IPL Links:

 


Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) www.cleanenergy.org is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes responsible energy choices that solve global warming problems and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the SE.


The Secret of NIKOLA TESLA, The Movie
DVD: www.ufotv.com or www.amazon.com 

Starring Orson Welles as J.P. Morgan, a penetrating study of the life and mind of a "scientific superman" who dedicated his life to designing and improving technology for the service and advancement of humanity.

Long shrouded in secrecy, Tesla's life is artfully illuminated in this fascinating film. Considered the father of our modern technological age and one of the greatest scientific minds that ever lived, Tesla changed the world with the invention of the AC (alternating current) induction motor, making the universal transmission and distribution of electricity possible. His achievements led to the discovery of radio and television as well as the development of the first hydroelectric dam, remote control, radar tracking and the manipulation of matter and energy.

His discoveries are the basis for the emerging science of FREE ENERGY! The movie shows his theory of energizing the earth's crust with safe, healthy energy was scrapped by J.P. Morgan when he realized instead of huge fossil fuel profits, he'd be left selling only antennas. Tesla said one of the problems with continuing to use fossil fuels was that someday they would run out while causing huge pollution problems. The movie ends with L.A. covered in smog and we face the sobering questions of what would the earth be like if Morgan had been a humanitarian, and can we overcome corporate greed before it's too late?
 
Nikola Tesla - the Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, and scientist. Born on July 9/10 (midnight), 1856 in Smiljan, Lika (Austria-Hungary); Died on January 7, 1943 in New York City, New York (USA) Tesla Inventions: a telephone repeater, rotating magnetic field principle, polyphase alternating-current system, induction motor, alternating-current power transmission, Tesla coil transformer, wireless communication, radio, fluorescent lights, and more than 700 other patents.
 

 


Climate Change/Global Warming Websites:

www.protectingcreation.org Interfaith Climate Change Network provides ethical background and action steps

www.stopglobalwarming.org - Join the 526,362 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand solutions to global warming now.

www.climatefriendly.com - Go Climate Neutral!  Neutralize your global warming impact at climatefriendly.com

www.energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byGeo/US/US.shtml - Renewable Energy Businesses in the United States and World by state and product type.

www.fightglobalwarming.com - Environmental Defense. Pollution, especially from cars and from making electricity, is a major cause of global warming. Find out how you can make a difference.

www.eco-justice.org - helps pastors understand the diverse ways to approach preaching we are stewards of God's earth.

www.pewclimate.org - The Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Click on "Businesses Leading the Way", and "What's Being Done."

www.allianceforclimateprotection.org - building an alliance of faith, political, environmental, business, and international groups to produce the political will to protect our climate.
 

Green Companies Websites:

www.coopamerica.org/pubs/greenpages/index.cfm - the nation's only screened and approved directory of green businesses.
 

 

Reduce your environmental and energy usage:
go to www.climatecrisis.org and click on
"TAKE ACTION"
 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
—Margaret Mead
 

 

       
 
 
Chattanooga
 
 Interfaith  Power & Light
   
     
 
Global Warming Task Force

   Chattanooga Chapter of Tennessee InterFaith Power & Light (TN-IPL)
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Tennessee InterFaith Power & Light  www.tn-ipl.org
Interfaith Power & Light     The Regeneration Project
 
www.interfaithpower.org

SANDY KURTZ, Chattanooga Leader: SandyKurtz@comcast.net 423.892.5237
 
JIM DEMING, TN Stewardship Coordinator:
 JimDeming@comcast.net.
   

We are a non-profit initiative that helps congregations work for a healthier creation
by reducing human actions that contribute to global warming. Join today and work for a better tomorrow!