Associated Students Coastal Fund at UCSB has again partnered with the Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television, and New Media to continue the GreenScreen environmental media program. Coastal Fund generously granted $4,500 for several internships and new production equipment. The program will pair environmental organizations with student filmmakers to produce engaging documentary and fiction films.

“It’ s a great opportunity for students to have hands-on work experience and for environmental information to be distributed in an innovative, exciting way,” said Pilar Alomia, Coastal Fund Chair and UCSB student.

Topics include sustainability, local food, environmental risks of plastic, preservation, and the 2009 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Films will educate community members and encourage action on issues facing the local community.

GreenScreen is part of the Carsey-Wolf Center’ s Environmental Media Initiative, a multidisciplinary endeavor at UCSB and in the Santa Barbara community. It aims to improve our understanding and management of the environment through film. Students will develop relationships with local environmental organizations and learn to effectively communicate environmental issues. The program will run from fall 2010 through winter 2011. Students who would like to get involved should visit the Carsey-Wolf Center website.

Coastal Fund is a student-funded, student-run organization that serves to preserve, protect, and enhance the terrestrial and marine habitats associated with the UCSB shoreline. Since the fall of 1999, Coastal Fund has granted $1.68 million to over 417 projects.


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