We are a group of students who share a passion for our environment. Our passion dives deeper into taking action towards creating a more sustainable, environmentally just and ecologically aware community. The push for change started with talking and we want to keep the discussion going. Together, we present the Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival (GLEFF) on Marquette University's campus.
We also share a passion for being the difference and caring about the future of our home - the Earth. We want to make the lakes a place where we can swim without smelling like a wet dog and preserve our earth to keep it young. Through the presentation of films that look at our world through a critical/political/theoretical/adventurous/nature-loving lens, we hope you gain a fresh perspective of our lakes and the land around us.
Please join our community of environmental enthusiasts to spread awareness by keeping the discussion going. We hope you leave the festival with a curiosity to find a deeper connection with the world and our lakes.
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The Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival (GLEFF) is a student run annual event that challenges audiences to go beyond passive viewing and take action for the environment. GLEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of sustainability, environmental justice, and ecological issues at the local and global level.
GLEFF is hosted by The Diederich College of Communication at Marquette Univeristy.
The Diederich College advances knowledge and prepares students for intellectual, artistic, professional, and ethical leadership in a complex technological and multi-cultural world. The College uses a core of common knowledge, values and communication skills to improve understanding of communication as a cultural and social process and to develop the skills necessary for success in constantly changing information environments.
Specifically, we are committed to learning centered on critical thinking, theoretical development, aesthetic judgment and evaluation, professional skills and standards, socio-cultural impact and relationships, and the ethical and moral questions facing the field.
Following the Catholic Jesuit tradition, we apply our resources and talents within an urban setting to improve the lives of our neighbors and the academic and personal lives of each student, staff member, faculty member, and administrator in the college.
For more information, contact GLEFF Director, Joe Brown, Assistant Professor of Digital Media at: joseph.v.brown[at]marquette.edu