Friday, September 10, 2010

Green Tuesdays Films & Lectures

The Yes Men Fix the World and More Jam, More Jobs

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
6:30pm -- 8:00pm
Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road

Green Tuesdays Films & Lectures: Creating awareness, sparking conversation, empowering change.

The Yes Men Fix the World is a screwball documentary that follows a couple of gonzo political activists as they infiltrate the world of big business and pull off outrageous pranks that highlight the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet. Along the way the duo discover the culprits behind the cult of greed, and in a wildly uplifting ending, they find a way for everyone to save civilization from its own worst excesses. "Comedic vigilante justice!" - USA Today. "Great fun! It takes some nerve, not to mention diabolical intelligence... to pull off the elaborate pranks devised by the Yes Men." — New York Times.

More Jam, More Jobs, a student short from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, shows one woman's attempt to convince twelve sororities to buy local. When Chi Omega sorority sister Jessica Halpern finds out that buying high quality, locally produced products can help create jobs for homeless people in her town, she takes matters into her own hands. Follow Jessica and her tray of crackers as she tries to change sorority consumption patterns, and the local commodity food chain, one sister at a time - by buying Porchlight jam.

About Green Tuesdays

Green Tuesdays, a free series of films, presentations, and conversations on sustainability started by The Natural Step Monona and the Monona Public Library, now reaches four additional communities: Mt. Horeb, Middleton, Cross Plains, and Oregon. (Cottage Grove joins the circuit in January 2011.) Check this calendar for all the dates.

In Monona, Green Tuesdays start at 6:30 and run until 8:00, with engaging and fun conversations often pushing the conclusion a bit past that hour. Sessions are on the second and fifth Tuesdays of the month, from September through May. They are open to the public: all are welcome. Whole Foods serves treats, so attendees are encouraged to come early for delightful food and drink.

The series is sponsored by The Natural Step Monona, in collaboration with Oregon Working to Live Sustainably (OWLS), Mount Horeb Area Sustainability Network, RGPL Green Tuesdays (Cross Plains), the City of Middleton Sustainability Committee, Cottage Grove Green Tuesdays, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and is supported by the Dane County Environmental Council.

1 comment:

  1. This film was terrific! If you haven't seen it, please check it out at another Green Tuesday in the region. Monona's Natural step has a calendar on their website with the other times/places you can see it. Uplifting AND funny -- how great a combo is that?!