Thursday, February 05, 2009

second but oh so newsworthy. j/k.

so the carbon cap video dev and i created was awarded second place. of course we wanted to win so we could buy a fancy pants still camera and a high def video camera. (and a puppy) but i guess we will have to figure out other ways to make zillions of dollars to fund our projects.

it was pretty odd to get an email from a contact at a local Nashville TV station telling me he'd received this press release below:

Nashville Residents Finalists in Online Climate Change Contest

(Washington, DC – February 5, 2009) Today Environmental Defense Action Fund announced the winners of an ad competition challenging film makers to explain how capping greenhouse gas pollution will break America’s addiction to oil.

Devon Gundry and Golriz Lucina, from Nashville Tennessee received second place in the Climate Activist’s Choice Award. Their video, Get off the Couch asks: You know that friend who stayed on your couch for free? What if they had to pay?

Residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Devon Gundry works as a web consultant for internet start up businesses, and is a talented singer/songwriter.

Born in Iran, and having spent most of her life in New Zealand, Golriz Lucina has a background in theater, film and publishing and is currently working as the Marketing Manager for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

You can view the other entries at .

“This competition was a great way to help us think about how to communicate a complex issue like a carbon cap to the American people,” said Keith Gaby, director of communications for the National Climate Campaign at EDAF. “In the end, we were not only able to get great ideas, but we were also able to see what resonates with the public.”

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