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Chandler Green

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Chandler Green

I am a sophomore environmental science major from Rock Hill, S.C., and I received the Magellan Apprentice grant with my research partner Caitlyn Gilbert. Together we chose to film a documentary during our Maymester in Iceland because the country is a living laboratory for the most prominent environmental issues of our time. I have presented “Sustaining the Land of Fire and Ice” at the department of Earth and Ocean Science’s welcome back event and have had a viewing for the Iceland Maymester class. The documentary is currently featured on the Office of Undergraduate Research’s website and the Environment and Sustainability Program’s website. The impacts from this project cannot be understated. I had the opportunity to interview professionals at the United Nations Geothermal Training Program and the United Nations Land Restoration Program, and to learn personally from many other knowledgeable Icelanders. The even bigger takeaway for me was discovering documentary film’s powerful ability to educate others. In fact, I believe that using film to expose climate change would greatly enhance the public’s understanding of this complex issue. Completing “Sustaining the Land of Fire and Ice” has motivated me to further use documentary film to interpret environmental information for the public. Of course this project would not have been possible without my good friend, research partner and co-filmmaker Caitlyn Gilbert. I would like to thank my supportive mentor, Laura Kissel of the Media Arts department, for guiding us through the documentary process. I would also like to thank the Iceland Maymester faculty: Jeannie Weingarth, Natalie Cruz and Asheley Schryer, for our incredible experience researching abroad. Special thank you to the Magellan Apprentice program for giving us the funds we needed to complete our documentary.

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Sustaining the Land of Ice and Fire

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Sustaining the Land of Fire and Ice The mainstream media frequently promote sensational stories about controversial environmental topics such as clean energy and global warming. But it is difficult to understand the significance of these issues and find ways to solve these environmental problems without experiencing their complexity firsthand. This was the motivation behind our

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