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Environmental movie hits home

Friday, 26 November 2010

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The ECU Green Officers welcomed staff, students and community members to the Joondalup Campus on Tuesday, 16 November to view acclaimed environmental movie Home, directed by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Home illustrates the world we live in through the use of breathtaking imagery and shared a powerful environmental message to the audience about the damage done to our planet over the past 50-years.

The screening was followed by a free organic BBQ dinner where audience members were encouraged to discuss the movie and the message it shared about each individuals impact on the environment.  

Key speaker at the film night and Green Officer, Ms Trish Wolski was thrilled with the turnout.

“The community support and positive comments are a great testament to the films inspirational message, and we hope it encourages and promotes important discussion among staff and members of the community.”

“Also, with Christmas just around the corner it’s particularly important to understand the life-cycle of products. As an alternative to new products, try giving recycled, vintage, and pre-loved goods as presents for Christmas instead, and help promote the environmental message this holiday season,” said Ms Wolski.

At the end of the night staff, students and community members were also asked to sign the 'I Commit board' pledging to recycle more, use less water, use public transport more frequently, and ensure they planted more native plants.

The event was organised by Green Officers Mrs Lorna Viljoen; Ms Nicola Roszak; Ms Trish Wolski; Mrs Alicia Lopez and Mr Paul Midgley and was an initiative of the ECU Green Officer Program.

For more information, or to become a Green Officer email t.wolski@ecu.edu.au.

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