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Green Screen Committee

  • Melissa Grieco

  • Gretchen Kaye-Crowley

  • Kerry Linderoth, Director of Sustainability, Rye Country Day School

  • Rye Country Day School Parents Association Environmental and Wellness Committee

In 2011, RSC, in partnership with Rye Country Day School, launched its Green Screen Series with the screening of Bag It. See below for summaries of each film.



Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favorite, 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 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”.

Described as An Inconvenient Truth meets Super Size Me, The Clean Bin Project features laugh out loud moments, stop motion animations, and unforgettable imagery. 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.

Special Guest Speaker: Chef, writer, and media host extraordinaire, Erica Wides. Erica is the creator and host of Let’s Get Real; the cooking show about finding, preparing and eating FOOD. She's also a columnist for the Huffington Post and NuMi, and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, the Food Network’s Top 5 and Chopped, Home Shopping Network, PBS, Sirius Radio, NPR, and in 2013 was invited to speak at TedX Berkeley.

Green Screen 2018


Did you use a straw today? It's estimated that each day in the U.S. over 500 million straws are used once and tossed -- enough to fill over 127 school buses daily. Plastic straws make the top 10 list of items found on beaches and the vast majority aren't recycled. Instead they end up in landfills, as litter, or in the ocean. This award winning documentary illuminates the negative impact of straws and other single-use plastics that inundate our waterways. Watch Straws to learn how it's in your hands to make that straw your Last Straw!

For more information about plastic straw waste and Rye Sustainability's straw-reduction initiative, visit the Sound Shore Last Straw page.

Green Screen 2017

RSC and RCDS featured two film screenings in 2017:



Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life. MINIMALISM explores various recipes for how to live a more meaningful, deliberate life. Not a perfect life – not an easy life – but a simple one.





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WASTED! The Story of Food Waste, aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.



Green Screen 2016

RSC's 2016 Green Screen presented Idle Threat: Man on Emission, a documentary about film maker George Pakenham's attempts to reduce air pollution and combat climate change by exposing New York City's lax enforcement efforts.

Green Screen 2013

RSC's 2013 Green Screen presented No Impact Man, a documentary about Colin Beavan, who made the decision to give up virtually all of the comforts of modern living -- electricity, gas-powered transportation, shipped food and public waste disposal -- in a drastic effort to curb his environmental impact.

Green Screen 2011

RSC's first Green Screen presented Bag It, a documentary about film maker Jeb Berrier, who makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store and how this commitment transformed his life.