What is Creation Care?
How can I be a better steward?
How can I get my congregation involved?
Interfaith Power & Light
can set up film screenings, and faith / educational programs that will help answer important questions. Contact:
Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America
is a film that discusses the problems
related to traditional energy production. It also proposes practical
solutions that show viewers how they can save hundreds of dollars annually
and use a portion of the savings to purchase renewable energy. 35 or 60
Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment
is an inspirational video with
prominent religious leaders and scientists calling on Americans to protect
our environment and the diverse species that share it. 27 minutes..
Lighten Up! A Religious
Response to Global Warming
helps explain the complex issue of
global climate change and offers ideas on what each of us can do to help.
God’s Creation and Global
is an important video that describes God’s
call to be stewards of creation, the threat of global climate change and
why this issue is so important to many people of faith. 12 minutes.
Treasured Places: Southeast in
Peril, Florida Version – 11 minutes;
North Carolina Version – 8 minutes.
Through personal stories and scientific evidence, these films demonstrate
the current and potential effects of global warming on the southeast’s
natural environment, tourism sector, and local residents.
Also showings possible for ABC
Special: "End of Days" (2 hours; possible editing to 20
minutes with Global Warming segment) and Bill Moyer's "IS GOD GREEN?" (1
hour). These are two recent television specials that spotlight global
“An Inconvenient Truth.”
The LIVE slide show. Al Gore trained
1000 people (two from Chattanooga) to give LIVE presentations of his slide
show. This presentation can be given at any church, school, or meeting.
Followed by Q & A with scientist trained by Al Gore and team.
"Preparing for a New Light: Caring for God’s
Creation During Advent."
A study guide. We can prepare the
Earth - God’s Creation - for Christ’s coming, just as we prepare our homes
and spirits. Exchange one incandescent light bulb for one energy-saving
compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) in your home for the five times you
light an Advent Candle.
for Each Night: A Hanukkah Study Guide for a Brighter Future."
Celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah by installing a compact fluorescent
light bulb (CFL) each night. In the Hanukkah story, the small miracle of
the oil that burned for eight days stands for the miracle of Judaism
surviving from generation to generation. In the same way, the small
“miracle” of a CFL can stand for the greater miracle of changing our use
of energy and other resources so that future generations may enjoy the
blessings we do.
Educational programs led by TN-IPL Clergy Representative, Rev. Doug Hunt. From
your fellowship dinner to your adult education classes, Rev. Hunt can
provide information and lead discussions to fit a variety of programs at
your church. Suggestions of topics that might be of interest in your
congregation: mountain top removal, global warming, mercury pollution and
its affects on the unborn, childhood asthma.
These films and programs are excellent when followed
by a discussion.