Category Archives: Green Thursdays

Sustainable Atwood Green Thursday Films: FRESH

When: Thu, February 16, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: Sector 67, 2100 Winnebago Street, Madison

 

Description: “Fresh” (film) celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Among several main characters, “Fresh” features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthurs 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollans book, “The Omnivores Dilemma;” and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy. Also, Climate Wisconsin short, “Sugaring.”

Sponsored by: Sustainable Atwood sustainableatwood.org
These free film screenings are part of Sustainable Atwoods Green Thursdays film series. Green Tuesdays & Thursdays are brought to you at various locations in Dane County byThe Natural Step Monona, and supported by the Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, the Dane County Environmental Council, and Richard and Judy Fritz.

Green Thursdays: December film

Thursday, Dec 15, 6:30pm: HOW TO BOIL A FROG (plus “Fly Fishing” short) at the Hawthorne Branch Library (2707 E. Washington Ave).

“How to Boil a Frog” is an eco-comedy that mixes rapid-fire humor and hard-hitting facts to show the consequences of “overshoot” — too many people using up too little planet — and what it means for our future. With an ‘Everyman approach, smart writing, world-class experts, and humor, “How to Boil a Frog” shows the imminent end of the world as we know it and five surprising ways you can save civilization (while laughing).

The film gives you five memorable ways to make your life better now, and transition off the energy-chugging treadmill thats sucking away our time, money and joy. It appeals to adults and kids with an irreverent take on our consumer culture and unsustainable status quo. It is filled with mindboggling facts and challenges that will entertain and motivate you to rise up and save the planet, the polar bears, and your own self. http://howtoboilafrog.com/

These free film screenings are part of Sustainable Atwoods Green Thursdays film series. Green Tuesdays & Thursdays are brought to you at various locations in Dane County byThe Natural Step Monona, and supported by the Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, the Dane County Environmental Council, and Richard and Judy Fritz. 

Questions or comments? Please contact Terry.

Waterlife this Thursday, 10/20

This Thursday: WATERLIFE, on Thursday, Oct 20, 6:30pm at the United Way, Evjue Boardroom (third floor, 2059 Atwood Ave).

Come join us this Thursday… All are welcome. We’ll have popcorn and sparking water; bring a snack to share, if you wish. After the film, interested parties will repair to The Glass Nickel to discuss the movie.

“Waterlife” follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth.

The source of drinking water, fish and emotional sustenance for 35 million people, the Great Lakes are under assault by toxins, sewage, invasive species, dropping water levels and profound apathy. Some scientists believe the lakes are on the verge of ecological collapse.

Filled with fascinating characters and stunning imagery, “Waterlife” is an epic cinematic poem about the beauty of water and the dangers of taking it for granted.

The film is narrated by The Tragically Hips Gord Downie and features music by Sam Roberts, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Robbie Robertson and Brian Eno.

http://www.ourwaterlife.com/

Next film: Waterlife on Oct 20, 6:30pm

Big thank you to Sector 67 for hosting our screening of GASLAND on Sept 15.

Our next film is WATERLIFE, on Thursday, Oct 20, 6:30pm at the United Way, Evjue Boardroom (third floor, 2059 Atwood Ave).

“Waterlife” follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth.

The source of drinking water, fish and emotional sustenance for 35 million people, the Great Lakes are under assault by toxins, sewage, invasive species, dropping water levels and profound apathy. Some scientists believe the lakes are on the verge of ecological collapse.

Filled with fascinating characters and stunning imagery, “Waterlife” is an epic cinematic poem about the beauty of water and the dangers of taking it for granted.

The film is narrated by The Tragically Hips Gord Downie and features music by Sam Roberts, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Robbie Robertson and Brian Eno.

http://www.ourwaterlife.com/

Outdoor movie on Sept 15: Gasland

Outdoor movie!
Gasland on September 15, 7pm

Sector 67 parking lot, 2100 Winnebago
There will be some chairs but feel free to bring lawn chairs if you like.

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology called “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country road trip to find the answer to this question. A nearby Pennsylvania town was recently drilled, and reports are that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire.

This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called Gasland. Part verite` travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown, Gasland is a crosscountry odyssey with unexpected humor, uncovering a trail of secrets, lies, and contamination.

Also, we will be showing a Climate Wisconsin short, “Forestry.”

Green Thursdays — a new film series for the neighborhood

Sustainable Atwood has joined the Green Day Partnership and will be showing FREE movies in the neighborhood this 2011-12 season!

Movie titles include: Carbon Nation, Gasland, Waterlife, Homo Toxicus, Fresh, Waste Land.. and more.

Movies will be shown on third Thursdays. Time and places to come.. Watch our “Green Thursdays” page for updates and more details.

September 15: Gasland. Location will be posted soon. Everyone is welcome.

**The Green Day Partnership is sponsored by The Natural Step Mononas Green Tuesdays and Thursdays Films & Lectures.**