Pascack
Sustainability
Group

The 6th Annual Westwood Green Screen comes to downtown Westwood from March 19-25, 2015. Don't miss it! 

A fantastic week of environmental films and special events kicks-off with a gala reception at Bibiz Restaurant in Westwood featuring live guitar music from classical guitarist Matt Bidi, hors d'oeuvres, sustainably produced wines and a silent auction.  Full festival price (all films & Opening Reception at Bibiz): $50. Film only: $10.
Buy tickets online at: www.westwoodgreenscreen.org 

All films at the Westwood Public Library and Hackensack UMC are free (donations gladly accepted). Films at Westwood Cinema and The Rosebud are $10 adult/$5 student. 


What to See:

Thursday March 19 7:00 pm Westwood Cinema, 182 Center Ave., Westwood

MUSICWOOD (1hr 21 mins)

Admission $10

An adventure-filled journey and political thriller with music at its heart. A band of the most famous guitar-makers in the world travel into one of the most primeval rainforests on the planet to negotiate with a group of Native Americans to change the way this forest is logged--before it's too late. 

Discussion with Maxine Trump, Director of Musicwood.

Saturday March 21 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Westwood Public Library, 49 Park Ave., Westwood* 

Admission Free

EVERY BAG COUNTS (5 minutes)

The self-produced video by the Teaneck Cadette Girl Scout Troop 19 is part of a  campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags in Teaneck.

PLASTIC PARADISE: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (57 minutes), Westwood Public Library*

EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go? This astonishing film offers valuable insights. 

Panel discussion with Noemi de la Puente, NJThinkOutsideTheBag and Teaneck  Cadette Girl Scout Troop 19 and NJ Legislators (invited)

Sunday March 22 1:00 pm Westwood Public Library*


COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret (
85 minutes) 

Admission Free

This shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population. Panel discussion after the film.

Sunday March 22 3:00 pm Rosebud Theater, 316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood


SOYLENT GREEN (97 minutes)

Admission: $10/Or free with prom dress donation*

The nightmarish 1973 classic science fiction vision of an over-populated world in the year 2022. Charlton Heston, as a harried detective investigating the murder of a bigwig in the dictatorial Soylent Company, encounters a bewildering succession of hungry citizens, overcrowded streets, fancy pads and the resident, luscious lasses (called "furniture" here) of the rich few and discovers  the awful truth about the secret ingredient of "Soylent Green." Discussion after the film. 

Monday March 23 7:00 pm Westwood Cinema


FIELD BIOLOGIST (55 minutes)

Admission $10 adult/$5 student

The story of a 22-year-old talented but underemployed high school graduate from New Jersey still trying to figure out what to do with his life. The film presents the major challenges facing biodiversity on Earth—climate change and habitat destruction chief among them—and raises fundamental questions: What makes someone a scientist? How important is a formal education?  What should you do with your life? 

Post-film discussion with film director Jared Flesher.


Tuesday March 24 7:00 pm Westwood Public Library*

DISRUPTION: Climate. Change. (52 minutes)

Free admission.

Created in anticipation of the People’s Climate March - this film is is the story of our unique moment in history. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film makes a compelling call for bold action to build a clean energy future. Panel discussion with Phil Aroneau, 350.org and David Korfhage, Citizens Climate Lobby


Wednesday March 25 7:00 pm HackensackUMC Pascack Valley,* 230 Old Hook Road, Westwood

FED UP (1 hr. 36 minutes)

Admission Free

See the film the food industry doesn't want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (the Oscar-winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH), FED UP will change the way you eat forever. 

Discussion and healthy refreshments.

* “Gettin Gown for the Planet” Drop off Location. Donate a prom dress (clean, in-style and on a hanger) and receive free admission to select films. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Greater Westwood.

Sustainability Book Group



Books We've Read & Loved:

The Boy Who Harnessed 
the Wind

by William Kamkwamba, 


The Conundrum, by James Owen. 

Holy Shit
 
Managing Manure to Save Mankind
by Gene Logsdon


The Art of Fermentation  by Sandor Ellix Katz

Hope is the Thing with Feathers
by C
. Cokinos


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,
by Kamkwamba


Solar by Ian McEwan



The World According to Monsanto,
Monique Robin



The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood



Folks, This Ain't Normal,
by Joel Salatin



Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan

Last Child in the Woods
by Richard Louv

Prodigal Summer
by Barbara Kingsolver

Hot, Flat and Crowded 
by Thomas Friedman


Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, by Elizabeth Royte


To join discussion, please rsvp: info@pascacksustainabilitygroup.org.


 

 


Past PSG FILMS:


Pascack Sustainability Group will be delighted to show an environmental  documentary film to your civic or religious group or classroom. We are currently screening the astonishing film about plastics pollution, and what we can do about it:

 

PLASTIC PARADISE: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. This eye-opening film travels the globe to find out just where it goes...and what we can do to protect our oceans from this pollution.  Post-film discussion led by Pascack Sustainability Group member.


To arrange a screening, please contact: info@pascacksustainabilitygroup.org


PAST EVENTS:
5th Annual GREEN SCREEN NJ Environmental Film Festival presented by Westwood Public Library, Pascack Sustainability  & United4Earth

Jan. 21, 2014 - Jan. 26, 2014
Green Screen NJ brings informative and entertaining films about environmental issues to the Pascack Valley. 

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER:
NEW DATE: Tues. January 28, 2014 7 p.m. ~ Westwood Public Library, 49 Park Ave., Westwood, NJ

PLASTIC PARADISE: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. This film travels the globe to find out just where it goes.  Post-film Q&A with Noemi de la Puenti, Think Outside the Bag NJ.Presented by the Friends of the Westwood Library and Pascack Sustainability Group


Wed. Jan. 22, 7:00 pm - Hackensack UMC Pascack Valley, 250 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ:

PLANEAT
 (72 mins.) -- The story of a search for a diet that is good for our health and good for the future of the planet.  Through personal interviews with a top scientist, a leading physician, world class chefs and farmers, the film explores the link between diet and disease, and how our food choices contribute to global warming, land use and oceanic deadzones. Admission free.


SPECIAL EVENT

Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ~ 

GREEN SCREEN OPENING RECEPTION AT BIBIZ

Celebrate the festival kickoff with great company over sustainably produced wines and hors d’oeuvres.Bibiz Restaurant 284 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ. Tickets Required to this Reception. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014  7:30 p.m. ~ Pascack Cinema, 182 Center Ave. Westwood, NJ.

OMG GMO  How do genetically modified organisms (GMOs) affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? This thought-provoking film searches for answers to the question of growing concern to citizens everywhere: what's on our plate? Admission: $10

Friday, January 24, 2014 3:30 pm Westwood Library, 49 Park Avenue, Westwood NJ.  

RYANS WELL The amazing, true story of a six-year old boy who raised money to bring clean water to people in Africa.  52 mins. Ages 10 and up. Admission free. Presented by Westood Public Library.

Saturday, January 25h,  4:00 pm ~ Pascack Cinema, 182 Center Ave. Westwood, NJ.

GASLAND II by Josh Fox  The explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil. Panel discussion [[with...]] after the film. Reservations required. Admission: $10 (sugg. donation).  Discussion after the film with Matt Smith, Food & Water Watch NJ and Jerome Wagner, Franciscan Response to Fracking.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2p.m. ~ Westwood Cinema, 182 Center ave, Westwood NJ.  PANDORA’S PROMISE  An audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty.  Presented by United4Earth & Pascack Sustainabilty. Panel discussion immediately following film. Admission $10.

Tuesday, January 28, 2013 at 7pm Westwood Library.
PLASTIC PARADISE: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, (57 mins.) The astonishing documentary that explores where AND WHY every molecule of plastic ever made still exists on the planet -- somewhere. Special expert guest: Noemi de La Puenti, NJ ThinkOutsideTheBag coalition will answer questions and discuss efforts to ban plastic bags in NJ and other states. Admission free.


 Full Festival Price (all films plus opening reception): $50.00

Info & Tickets at: GREENSCREENNJ.ORG


The price of all six films plus the Pre-Film Reception at Bibi’z Restaurant is $50. All films a Westwood Library are free. For a full schedule and pricing information, or to purchase tickets, go to: GreenScreennj.org. 



Pascack Sustainability Group Presents

Environmental Film Series 2014

Films *  Discussion   * Resources   *  Refreshments

Four Sundays at 3:00 p.m.  

Westwood Public Library, 49 Park Ave., Westwood NJ

ADMISSION FREE

Enjoy informative, entertaining films on environmental and sustainability issues including climate change, energy, water, food production, species extinction. Learn about solutions, innovations and the power of community to solve these problems. 


2014 film schedule to come!


                          Past Films we've seen & highly recommend:


No Impact Man

 Adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet.


The Power of Community

 How Cuba survived peak oil.


Tapped

What the bottled water industry doesn’t want you to know.


Queen of the Sun: What Are Bees Telling Us?
Sublime.

Food Inc.
Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, & others offer key insights on the food we eat.



The films in our series are chosen based on recommendations by our active group members, and their inclusion does not mean we endorse every aspect of the film's content. We simply hope to enjoy thought-provoking films with open-minded people interested in sustainability topics, and stimulate thoughtful and respectful discussion.

Website Builder