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Love Your Planet 2013


Freshman Tony Lanza speaks during the “Sustainability Soapbox” at Flagler College

Flagler College students, faculty and residents of St. Augustine took part Monday in Love Your Planet 2013, an event aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.


Students listen as Lanza speaks.

The college’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, or SPJ, set up a “Sustainability Soapbox,” a way for students to air any concerns they might have about the environment, social equity or the economy.
Speakers included Tony Lanza, 18, who cited the importance of balancing economic and environmental priorities.
“There is a collective memory of what the environment is supposed to be,” said Lanza, a freshman who is majoring in psychology. What’s needed, he said, is a compromise between the forces of development and those of environmental sustainability.


Environmental sustainability requires compromise, Lanza said.


Dr. Helena Särkiö, left, with Dr. Kristine Warrenburg Rome.

Dr. Helena Särkiö, an associate professor in the Communication Department, managed the “Sustainability Soapbox.” Other members of the Communication Department who took part in Love Your Planet included Kristine Warrenburg Rome, chair of the college’s Faculty Senate Sustainability Committee. See more photos. Continue reading

Mission: Media at Flagler College

On Feb. 11, journalism students at Flagler College took St. Augustine middle schoolers on a reporting trip. They went to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, a favorite Florida tourist attraction.
The students were taking part in a project known as Mission: Media, aimed at showing young people what it’s like to be a reporter for a day. The middle schoolers also got the opportunity to meet students who attend Flagler College and learn about careers and academic life.
Helena Särkiö, a professor at Flagler College, created Mission: Media. It is a project of the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, or SPJ.
Särkiö said the participating students are members of the St. Augustine Boys & Girls Club.