Friday, November 19, 2010

The Beat Goes On

Many members of the Spring 2010 Environmental Writing class graduated and have gone out into the world. One of the then-juniors, Stephanie Noda, recently wrote a timely front page article for The Ramapo News, that ran in the November 11 issue, on a new campus dorm life sustainable living program.

I summarized the work of the Spring 2010 class in a blog entry on my Earth Legacy web site titled Environmental Writing: The Next Generation. As I noted, their work "includes more than 150 items in various formats, from blog pieces to letters to the editor, news releases and news reports. The work spans weekly assignments on local to international issues we discussed in class--Agent Orange's New Jersey connections to industrial roots of water pollution problems--and magazine-style feature stories on topics of their choosing."

A new round of our Environmental Writing course is being prepared for the Spring 2011 semester. Look for new bylines, new ideas, new programs explored by student journalists in our on-line class journal.