Faculty, staff, and students of New York University are invited to a presentation by Bruce Gordon, Founder and Executive Director of EcoFlight.org on Tuesday November 10, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., Room 674, 721 Broadway.
Seven years after its creation, a photograph of seemingly endless fracking pads compelled me to locate Bruce and his organization of like-minded conservationists.
EcoFlight’s educational outreach programs extend to providing their extraordinary image library free for conservation advocacy, education, and journalism — a potentially valuable resource to many within our community.
Thanks to the opportunity afforded through teaching GreenWorld, support of the Department of Art and Public Policy, and the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research, our community will be able to hear from a visionary who has given the earth a voice by sharing his view from above.
I hope that you will be able to join in welcoming our special guest as we continue to change our world for the better.
Artist in Residence, NYU
“EcoFlight educates and advocates for the protection of remaining wild lands and wildlife habitat through the use of small aircraft. The aerial perspective and our educational programs encourage an environmental stewardship ethic among citizens of all ages.
We Put People in High Places
Early astronauts who looked back on Earth from outer space understood for the first time the importance of the biosphere, which biologist E. O. Wilson describes as a “razor-thin” bubble shielding the earth from the dark void of space. Putting people into high places has that impact – an immediate, personal, visceral realization of how nature enfolds the earth.
EcoFlight has been putting people into high places since 2002, revealing from an aerial vantage the environmental threats to varied western landscapes. EcoFlight provides a critical perspective shift that bestows a solid grasp of large-scale land use issues like oil and gas drilling and associated impacts, hard rock mining, water diversion projects, forest clear-cuts, road building, and off-road vehicle use.
Life takes on new meaning when looking down on the world through the lens of the atmosphere, across mountains, deserts and forestlands. Perhaps for the first time one begins to see the interconnections and relationships of the natural landscape and the holism of the biosphere. The view from the top is life-changing. That’s why EcoFlight puts people into high places.”