Dan Shalev, ESS & Sustainability, and CRC Ambassador Naka Kerba invited EMIS students to a special screening of River of Gold on September 19th at the resolution center. This screening preceded the worldwide climate strike which took place on Friday, September 20th, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC.
Naka managed to coordinate with the sustainability department in EMIS to have a movie screening that aims to raise awareness of the negative effects on the Amazon as a result of human mistreatment of the forest’s environment and its resources.
The screening raised many difficult and important discussion points, mostly thanks to the students that live close to the Amazon and know the crucial details of the effects that led to the mistreatment of the forest. Effects such as poverty, developments, government, and many others. It was an eye-opening experience for most of us, to say the least. At the end of the discussion, it was decided that we initiate a zero-waste program with the students at EMIS. It is never easy to start changing the world, but every step counts.