Big Green Screen Newsletter - August


What’s In A Name? Why Is The Big Screen ‘Green?’

While you may have noticed our theater screen is not literally green, being ‘green’ is an important part of our organization's environmentally-friendly philosophy. Here are some of the things that make us the Big GREEN Screen.

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The Big Green Screen Theatre is housed in the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver designated building by the U.S. Green Building Council. Some of the features of the TREC include a permeable parking lot with native plant landscaping, low-flow toilets and bathroom sinks, and recycled material was used in construction when available. The TREC recently received the addition of a 10kW solar panel array and LED lighting fixtures in the observation tower and classrooms to reduce energy consumption.


The Big Green Screen also takes specific steps to reduce waste at our concession stand. We recently began using American made Aardvark paper straws instead of plastic straws, and our drink cups and lids are also American made 100% compostable plant-based bioplastics from Greenware.


The TREC and our new concession options allow us to fulfill our mission to provide public education and enrichment through educational programs and community outreach in an environmentally responsible manner.


New Movie Coming Soon: Backyard Wilderness


Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses - in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behaviour - all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.


Big Green Screen Newsletter - July

Welcome to the Big Green Screen Theatre’s newsletter! There are many exciting new things happening at the Big Green Screen and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Keep reading for more info!


harry potter trivia night

Tuesday, July 16 at 7PM, Doors open at 6:30PM.

Price is $10 per person with teams of 1-4. There is a $1 convenience fee per person for signing up online with a credit card. Cash or checks can be accepted for registration at the TREC front desk. Please make checks out to the Big Green Screen Association. Concessions will be available for purchase, see the flyer below for more details!

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NEW MOVIE - Amazon Adventure

Showing DAILY STARTING July 14th 11AM & 4PM

Amazon Adventure tells the exciting story of Henry Bates' fascinating 11-year journey through the perilous Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science. Learn more about Henry Bates and his journey of scientific discovery in Amazon Adventure.

Thank you to our sponsor Edinboro University!

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Around the TREC - Plastic Pollution Solution

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