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Presented by the Office of Sustainability

The Green Film Series offers the Rider community the opportunity to watch documentaries and full-length features with an environmental angle. These movies are shown on select days at 7 p.m. in Sweigart Auditorium (115) on the Lawrenceville campus and are followed by brief discussions. The series, which began in 2009, is presented by the Office of Sustainability.

Spring lineup:



Tuesday, Feb. 14, and Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
95 minutes
Film starts at 7 p.m. followed by a brief discussion
Sweigart Auditorium, Room 115

Consumed is a dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified food. The story is anchored by a working-class, single Mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son's mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an Organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-Cop caught in the middle of it all.

More information on Consumed
Release Date: 2015




Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, 2017
91 minutes
Film starts at 7 p.m. in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As filmmaker Kip Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.
More information on Cowspiracy
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The Clean Bin Project

The Clean Bin Project

Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12, 2017
76 minutes
Film starts at 7 p.m. in Sweigart Auditorium (115) and will be followed by a brief discussion.

Is it possible to live completely waste free? Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem of waste.  Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society”. Captivating interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and TED Lecturer Captain Charles Moore, make this film a fun and inspiring call to individual action that speaks to crowds of all ages.
More information on The Clean Bin Project
Release Date: 2010


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