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Furman takes first place in two video contests

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Furman University has won first place in two separate sustainability video competitions.

Furman took first prize in a contest sponsored by Green Living Project, a film production and distribution company. The GLP Student Film Project, part of the education program at GLP, awarded Furman top honors in the college division for its “Gardening for Good” video by students in Dr. Weston Dripps’ First Year Seminar, and who also took part in his ECOS (Environmental Community of Students) Engaged Living class last year. The students are sophomores Josie Newton, Tim Sharp and Melanie Brown. Their winning film features a local NGO, Gardening for Good, whose executive director is a Furman alum, Reece Lyerly ’11. The video can be viewed on the GLP website found here.

In a contest sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), the ACS Sustainability Film Competition, Furman took first place for the video, “Sustain Furman.” Freshmen in Dr. Dripps’ current ECOS Engaged Living Environmental Science class crafted the video which documents the numerous ways Furman is working toward its goal of achieving campus carbon neutrality by 2026. It features a series of interviews with the students, faculty, and staff behind Furman’s sustainability efforts. To view the video, visit this link on YouTube.

Taking second place in the ACS competition was the video, “Sustainability in the ACS: Furman University,” which was submitted by Furman freshman Haena Chon. The judges gave Chon’s video high marks for its beautiful and thought-provoking imagery of campus sustainability efforts. To view Chon’s video, visit this link on YouTube.

For more information about the videos, contact Weston Dripps, Chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences department at (864) 294-3392, or Or contact Furman’s News and Information Office at (864) 294-3107.

Last updated August 5, 2022
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