Monday, October 10, 2011

Green Tuesdays, October 11: Gasland


This Tuesday, October 11: Gasland

"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudi 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 odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports 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 verité travelogue, part exposé, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."

Gasland will be paired with Forestry, a short film from Climate Wisconsin, a story of climate change from our own state.

Can't make it to this showing? These films will also be screened at the following Green Tuesdays & Thursdays: October 18, Oregon; and October 25, Mount Horeb.

Inflamed by hydraulic fracturing? Take action here.

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

At Green Tuesdays & Thursdays Films & Lectures you can enjoy free screenings of films, presentations on a wide range of topics, and conversations about our world and how we can make it better, together. All are welcome.

Now in eight communities, Monona's Green Tuesdays are on the second and fifth Tuesdays of the month, from late summer through late spring. See the complete calendar here:

Whole Foods Market serves treats at Monona's Green Tuesdays, so come early and stay late for delightful food and drink.

The Green Tuesdays & Thursdays program 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, Edgewood College, Sustainable Atwood, Madison College (MATC), and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Green Tuesdays & Thursdays are brought to you by The Natural Step Monona, supported by the Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, the Dane County Environmental Council, and Richard and Judy Fritz.

Door Prize!
Bring your own water bottle or cup and be entered to win Richard Fortey's book: Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth.


  1. I see the city funded sign at the Ultimate Saloon was going up this week. Once again, the rich get richer by "robbing" the rest of us with two bit scams.

    The scam is-if I do really well and am really successful maybe some scraps will fall to the rest of you under the table.

  2. Leaving Monona, are you?