Traditionally, media and the environment have been framed as an opposition, contrasting the mediated and the natural world. The Carsey-Wolf Center’s research in environmental media takes a different approach. Fostering collaboration among environmental scientists, media scholars, and media producers, Carsey-Wolf’s environmental initiatives explore productive futures for environment and media. We study the ways in which media can be used to bring more people to understand and care about the natural world and our place in it.





current Initiatives:

Blue Horizons Summer Program for Environmental Media

Green Screen

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Past Initiatives:

Environmental Media Initiative

Critical Issues in America: Figuring Sea Level Rise

Digital Ocean: Sampling the Sea

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Past Events:

2017 Greenscreen Student Premiere

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Water is LIfe: Standing With Standing Rock

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:00am - Saturday, May 20, 2017


Sonic Sea

Thursday, July 28, 2016


2016 Blue Horizons Student Film Premiere

Friday, August 19, 2016


2016 Greenscreen Student Film Premiere

Thursday, June 9, 2016


Exploring & Filming the Ocean: A Conversation with Cinematographer Ian Kellett

Monday, April 4, 2016


This Changes Everything

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Energy Efficiency in California's Low-Carbon Future

Monday, November 2, 2015


Climate Deadline, Paris 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015


2015 Blue Horizons Student Film Premiere

Friday, August 21, 2015


The Dark Side of the Ocean

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


2015 Greenscreen Student Film Premiere

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Focus On: The Anthropocene

Racing Extinction

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Journey of the Universe

Thursday, February 19, 2015



Thursday, January 15, 2015

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