March 26th, 2014 @ 7PM at Cinefest
11th HourDirected by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, 2011
BAG IT: Is your life too plastic?Directed by Suzan Beraza
E2 | Bogotá: Building a Sustainable CityNarrated by Brad Pitt, 2008
Hosting the evening, and leading inter-film discussion on the issue of Sustainability:
Michael Black is the Faculty Associate for the Sustainability Office and a Lecturer in Neuroscience at Georgia State University. In high school, he received a United States Presidential Commendation for his environmental work and leadership with Youth Environmental Action (YEA), continued with an Ecology major at Cornell University, and received his PhD for studies in the lab and field in marine biology and neuroscience. Dr. Black teaches a Sustainability course at Georgia State and serves as a board member of One More Generation.
Jenni Asman is the first sustainability coordinator for Georgia State University. She comes for Greenville South Carolina, where she discovered her passion for sustainability at Furman University where she aided in the creation of the sustainability program, campus master plan and climate action plan. Before coming to GSU, she was a director at the Conservation Voters of South Carolina, a subset of the National League of Conservation Voters where she led the state’s Green Schools Caucus, consisting of 45 senators and representatives advocating for more energy efficient schools. She also procured over 300 thousand dollars in energy savings for schools through grant writing and rebates. Jenni’s passion is behavior modification and change when it comes to the environment. She has been published in two major research journals for her work in creating a culture of conservation on a university campus.