Erin Sherman ’11
Our Earth Work and Play
As an intern with OurEarth.org this summer, I joined a dynamic group of other interns to work on a huge variety of projects. In the first few weeks, we all mounted an enormous research project to update the organization’s directory of U.S. environmental college and university programs. Later, we split into several teams. I worked on the business team, contacting web development and marketing companies to ask their help with OurEarth’s website and, in the last few weeks, brainstorming for OurEarth’s business plan. Additionally, I led a team of about ten interns on a somewhat unusual project: the creation of multimedia (i.e., video) for OurEarth.org’s application to the Pepsi Refresh grant program, and for general publicity. I never expected to write scripts, shoot film, and record vocals during my internship this summer, but it was a lot of fun – especially our video shoot in Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan, at which my green-haired photo was taken. The video is available at the following url (http://www.refresheverything.com/ourearth).