Green Tuesdays

Sustainable Atwood and The Natural Step Monona present:

Green Tuesdays

FREE movies on Tuesday nights at Hawthorne Library

Upcoming films:

September 17, 2013

DetropiaFilm: Detropia

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Hawthorne Library

2707 E Washington Ave Madison, WI 53704

“Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.”

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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 by The Natural Step Monona, and supported by the Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, the Dane County Environmental Council, and Richard and Judy Fritz.


Thursday, May 17, 2013: WASTE LAND (plus “Adaptation” and “Mitigation” shorts)
Thursday, April 19, 2013: CARBON NATION (plus “Price of a Cup of Coffee and Extreme Heat” shorts)
Thursday, March 15, 2013: HOMO TOXICUS (plus “Ice Fishing” short)
Thursday, Feb 16, 6:30pm: FRESH (plus “Sugaring” short)

“Fresh” 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, who challenges our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

November 20, 2012

The Clean Bin Project

Hawthorne Library

2707 E Washington Ave Madison, WI 53704

“The Clean Bin Project is about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question ‘Is it possible to live completely waste free?’ Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a comedic battle to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in an entire year. Their light-hearted competition is set against a compelling examination of the sobering problem of waste in our ‘throw-away’ society. Featuring interviews with renowned artist and TED lecturer Chris Jordan, and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore, The Clean Bin Project presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humor, and inspiration for individual action.”

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