The Elements: An Environmental Film Series

The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series was launched in 2015 by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Middlesex Community College Environmental Science Program, The Rockfall Foundation, and Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and College of the Environment. Four screenings take place throughout the year, alternating locations between Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College and the Center for Film Studies at Wesleyan University. Events are always open to the public and free of charge.

Please join us for a screening of RACING TO ZERO, the next film in The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series.


Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge. Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging and inspiring race to zero.

Kim O’Rourke, Recycling Coordinator for the City of Middletown, will lead a post-screening discussion.

(BYO dinner and conversation begins at 6:30 pm)

Monday, April 3, 2017
7 pm, FREE and open to the public
The Pavilion in Founders Hall
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT
(directions and parking information)

Previous films include: Merchants of DoubtXmas Without China, Dukale’s Dream, The True CostElemental, Watershed, Dirt! The Movie, Chasing Ice, and The End of the Line.