WVUM 90.5FM | WE ARE THE VOICE | University of Miami

Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Addressing Conservation Challenges: Waterlust

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | April 19th, 2014 |

Waterlust was founded in December 2011 as a side project. The original goal was to use film/photography to creatively capture how people interact with water in Marine science, ocean sports, and art. At the time, Patrick Rynne, a second year as a PhD student in Applied Marine Physics at RSMAS (UM Marine Science School) had no background in film/photography. Fiona Graham and Jennah Caster (both fellow marine science graduate students) joined the team a couple months later, focusing on making fun and dynamic online videos that showed unique stories.

Waterlust started publishing videos on YouTube and Vimeo, with over 30 videos that have earned nearly 1.5 million views online.The foundation of this project is based on the basic concept that you cannot force people to care about environmental issues by simply telling them to care. Even if you show them the “doom and gloom” including scientific facts, it won’t necessarily lead to change. Patrick and his team feel that change is an extremely specific process that is different for everybody. The goal of Waterlust is to kickstart that process by getting people around the world to think about water and what it means to them on a daily basis.

 

Addressing Conservation Challenges: Waterlust by Michelle Marie Mlacker on Mixcloud

RadioActive — Environmental Justice: Where we live, Work, and Play

By Michael Matthiesen | December 17th, 2013 |

Environmental Justice is as a concept in the United States that describes a social movement in the United States whose focus is on the fair distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. Community and Social Change Program Director and UM Professor Courte Voorhees will join us on-air to explain more.

Dr. Courte Voorhees Bio:
We are all potential agents of change! We all have the capability to make the world a better place through our research, courses, service, and extracurricular activities. I do this, in part, by coordinating and promoting community-based participatory research (CBPR) and through teaching courses that challenge students to become scholars and agents of change in the community. I am pleased to direct the Community and Social Change Master’s Program and teach in Human and Social Development, Community and Social Change, and Community Well-Being.