Host: The Natural Step Monona. Films: “Homo Toxicus” with short “Ice Fishing”.
Homo Toxicus (film, 88 min.) A global experiment is in progress, and we are the guinea pigs. Tons of chemicals are released into the environment every day. The average citizen is unaware of this daily exposure and the long-term effects toxic substances can have on living organisms. The majority of the 100,000 industrial compounds developed since World War II have never been tested for the type of consistent, low-level exposure we experience. From the food we eat and the air we breathe, through contact with the skin, and in many cases passed from mother to infant in the womb, these compounds end up in us. With intelligence and humor, Homo Toxicus explores the myriad links between these toxic substances and increasing health problems such as cancer, allergies, hyperactivity, and infertility and the inconsistent standards used for evaluation and regulation of chemical agents. The findings strongly challenge us to re-evaluate the laws and procedures currently in place to safeguard our health against man-made chemicals and potential environmental pollutants.
At Green Tuesdays & Thursdays you can enjoy free films, presentations, and conversations about making our world better together. Open to the public in eight locations. Monona's Green Tuesdays are on the second and fifth Tuesdays of the month, from late summer through late spring. Whole Foods Market serves treats at Monona's Green Tuesdays, so come early and stay late for delightful food and drink. See the complete calendar here: http://www.tnsmonona.org/green-tuesdays-green-thursdays/
Green Tuesdays & Thursdays 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.
The program is supported by the Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, the Dane County Environmental Council, and Richard and Judy Fritz. Whole Foods Market also supports Monona’s Green Tuesdays with in-kind donations of refreshments.