ericarunsamerica: Bringing You All Things Environmental @ SBU!
Hey Stony Brook!
First off, I am so honored to be blogging for Stony Brook University for this second consecutive year! It is my pleasure to research, interview, snap photos, and write for this incredible institution.
If you don’t already know, my name is Erica Cirino, a.k.a. “ericarunsamerica.”
Basically, I run. A lot. Unfortunately I have been sidelined this past year with an injury, but hope to be back on the trails, track, and road ASAP! But that’s a whole different story…
Here at Stony Brook, I will be a senior (YIKES) this year, fishing up my seventh and eighth semesters at the University. I am pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, focusing on Environmental Law and Policy, and minoring in an exciting new program called Environmental Humanities! My career path has led me to environmental journalism and art, disciplines I use to “bring the truth to the people” through my work.
My previous three years at Stony Brook University have been filled with learning, living, and interacting with the public and the environment. Last year, I was lucky enough to meet some famous environmental faces, like Karl Grossman (a noted journalist), and John Bowermaster (producer of the critically-acclaimed anti-fracking documentary, Dear Governor Cuomo), and attend amazing environmental events! I am eager to start this new school year, which is sure to be even more action-packed than the last! And I will be sure to detail each and every opportunity YOU can take to play a part in the environmental movement.
It is my goal to bring you all the latest and most accurate information pertaining to the pernicious problems plaguing or planet (and campus). In addition, I would like to address the interrelatedness of environmental problems and social justice issues, in a field called “environmental justice.” All people deserve to live in a healthy, clean environment, regardless of race, class, gender…
As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and one another.”
It is clear that both people and the planet deserve equal respect! We must care for the planet in order to care for ourselves.
It is my hope that YOU will be inspired!
Feel free to say “hey” if you see me on campus; I am more than happy to answer any and all environmental and SBU questions you may have!
~All the best this semester~
peace. love. run.
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