You may have read in a previous blog post that Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival is now d/b/a ONE LITTLE EARTH! Along with our new name comes a new board.
Debra and Darcie are returning Film Festival board members. Joanne and Lynn are new board members; we’re delighted to have them join us. Read the board bios below:
Debra Wolf Goldstein, Esq.
Debra -- founder of One Little Earth and cofounder of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival -- is a land conservation attorney who earned a B.A. from Brown University and J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. After working at a large Philadelphia law firm, Debra served as regional advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources; general counsel to Heritage Conservancy; executive director of Delaware Canal 21; and as vice president of the Fairmount Park Commission. Debra was awarded a 2023 Lifetime Achievement in Conservation award by PennFuture.
Joanne is an environmental educator and artist who works as the Watershed Interpretation Manager at Bartram’s Garden. Through mixed-media visuals and creative writing she investigates the complicated connections and relationships between humans, water, industry and influences on perceptions and definitions of space. Joanne holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and is working on a Master of Environmental Studies, also at the University of Pennsylvania. She became a first-time mother just a few weeks ago!
Lynn has a passion for encouraging people to read. As graphic Design Supervisor for the Free Library of Philadelphia, she created exhibits to attract new audiences. As founder and owner of the multicultural, Germantown-based bookstore “Books & Stuff,” she celebrated the power of stories about all races and cultures. She’s hopeful that One Little Earth’s focus on providing books to underserved kids will help address this pressing problem.
Darcie is a professional photographer who studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh before working for United Press International. After several years of freelance work and teaching black and white film and darkroom technique courses, she completed her Masters in the Creative Arts at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She was the Executive Director of the Chester County Art Association for 18 years. Inspired by recent trips to Cuba, Darcie is now pursuing documentary and street photography. She believes that the arts will tell our story for generations to come.
GREEN EARTH BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The 2023 winners of the prestigious GREEN EARTH BOOK AWARDS were announced on Earth Day. These are the best Picture Books, Children's Fiction & Non-Fiction, and Young Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction books published over the last year on a variety of environmental topics. To see the list of winners click here: