WAKE UP CALL: Start your day right with GRID's grab bag of sustainability news

Movie-goers enjoy the pedal-powered screening. Image via Guardian.The drive-in movies have gotten an eco-makeover in England as cycle-in cinemas are becoming popular. At these outdoor theaters, cyclists attach their bikes to generators and pedal to power the movie screening. Guardian

What do Oprah fans and tar sands have in common? Apparently a support for women’s rights. A new ad running on the Oprah Winfrey Network is asking viewers to stand up for the women’s liberation efforts in Saudi Arabia by supporting tar sands oil extraction. Mother Jones

Germany is becoming a leader in renewable energy. The European country recently set a record by accounting 20.8 percent of their power production to renewables. Grist

A lengthy, but poignant piece about the American education system and democracy. If you get all the way through, the closing environmentally-themed story is a nice takeaway. Orion