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  • Environmental Media and Earth Awareness at Stony Brook! on February 1st, 2014

    Hey Stony Brook!

    First off, I hope that your Spring 2014 semester is off to a fantastic start!

    My semester surely started with a bang; somehow, I am currently juggling three internships, one independent study, an honor’s research thesis, three jobs, and I am training for this year’s NYC marathon! I’ve never been busier, but I am truly happy doing what I love: studying and solving the world’s environmental problems, so that I can help educate others on how live greener, cleaner, and more healthy lives.

    This year, I’ve been lucky enough to snag a position as a Teaching Assistant in Dr. Heidi Hutner‘s SBC325: Environmental Writing and Media course for the second year in a row!  Though the course–peppered with environmental field trips and events, visits from talented authors and speakers, and fascinating course content–is already awesome, this year’s class is sure to be even more exciting than ever before…

    That is because this semester’s class is receiving instruction from talented two-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker (think, ER, Third Watch, and Studio 60) and environmental advocate Dave Chameides aka “Sustainable Dave.” Dave, who visited Stony Brook University in Fall 2013 (see my coverage of his seminar on waste), is donating his valuable time to teach the class filmmaking in our modern digital age. With Dave’s help, students will produce their own short environmental films!

    In addition to producing their own movies, students will also be viewing and critiquing others’  films as to better refine their filmmaking strategies and practices.

    In fact, the Sustainability Studies Program is hosting our second “Sustainable Film Series,” a series of feature-length environmental flicks to be shown right on campus! Join us in Chemistry Room 370 almost every week this semester for showings of environmental films spanning a wide variety of different topics, from animals to nuclear waste. You will learn A LOT.

    We hope to see you there!

    peace. love. run.

    ericarunsamerica

    See the flier, below, for details on the film series:

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