The Truth Squad
Meet the team from GrowthBusters rising early each day to highlight examples of pro-growth bias in the media, awakening the journalists and enlightening the commentators who base what they write on unexamined assumptions about the feasibility and desirability of everlasting growth:
Hey! I'm the person with the camera and the green dress. This is me during a photography internship in Kenya.
I first became interested in sustainability while living in a village in Senegal for six months. While there, I had a first-hand experience of the effects of industrialization on peoples' beliefs and habits.
My reason for joining this project lies partly in my interest in the relation of belief to the environment. As far as sustainable change within our country goes, it is only when we change our conception of our relationship to the environment that we can we align our actions with reality.
My other reason for joining this project stems from my interest in various forms of documentary media. Thus far I have been involved with projects to do with immersive journalism, photojournalism, and documentary filmmaking. I am excited to take these interests to an entirely new level with this internship.
I directed the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, to point out the lunacy of our culture’s worship of growth everlasting. I work full-time on the non-profit GrowthBusters project, which supports screenings of the film, a steady stream of informative posts on facebook, an audacious blog, speaking engagements, interviews, and humorous videos on our YouTube channel. Growth Bias Busted is just one more thing to keep me from spending time doing my patriotic duty shopping at the mall.
When I'm not working on groundbreaking documentaries like GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth you'll probably find me globetrotting, hiking, kayaking, or bouldering. I am a filmmaker with a passion for social change and environmental sustainability. It dawned on me at a young age that our obsession with population growth and consumption are the underlying issues for almost every other problem facing our planet. And the corruption in the media reinforces these harmful and false notions daily. As a member of the small, but committed GrowthBusters staff, I am now happy to be a part of the Growth Bias Busted Truth Squad!