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For Immediate Release:
March 28, 2013
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

Speaking Sustainably Free Film & Lecture Series at the Deering Estate at Cutler ''Earth Days'' Premieres on April 24th


South Florida is host to some of the richest natural resources in the world. The balance of human and natural systems in our growing urban community is central to political, cultural, and academic dialogues regarding the environment. "Speaking Sustainably" is a film and lecture series offered free to the public at the Deering Estate at Cutler, in partnership with FIU's School of Environment, Arts and Society. The series intends to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the twenty-first century and to inspire action.

Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm
Topic: Earth Days

Presenter: Jennifer Tisthammer, Assistant Director, Deering Estate at Cutler
Visitor Center Auditorium; FREE & open to the public.

Earth Days looks back to the dawn of the modern environmental movement through the amazing stories of the era's pioneers. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Robert Stone, the film follows the growing awareness of the environmental crisis and the emergence of the movement to confront it. Jennifer Tisthammer will lead a discussion and Q&A following the film, and will discuss the environmental initiatives led by the Deering Estate at Cutler.

The final lecture and screening for the "Speaking Sustainably" series is Coastal Carnivores on Wednesday, May 22nd. For more information please visit http://seas.fiu.edu or call 305-919-6000.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October - May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.

About the FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society
As a part of the FIU College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) unites socially and environmentally-oriented faculty in an effort to better understand and address the challenges that arise from the interaction between human and environmental systems. Faculty in SEAS are invested in understanding how factors from both systems affect the environment, because long-term sustainability can only be achieved if human societies understand their impact in and responsibility toward these natural systems. The academic core of SEAS consists of the Departments of Biological Sciences, Earth and Environment, and English. Through research, education, and an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, SEAS strives to bring about positive, tangible changes on local, national and international levels.