Author Archives: Nina Flournoy

About Nina Flournoy

Author, Editor, Writer with expertise in Book Projects, Blogs, Academic writing, Social Media, PR, Marketing and Strategic Communication. A former national newspaper/magazine reporter and editor-turned-professor in Communication Studies at Southern Methodist University, and Director of SMU in London. Proud mother of three girls, one dog and wife of journalist and professor Craig Flournoy.

How Wolves Change Rivers

I love this video. Short and sweet, it’s a simple statement on the cyclical nature of, well, nature.

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Willie Nelson’s stand

Willie Nelson’s recent video version of America the Beautiful sends a powerful message. Watch it all the way through. (It takes a dramatic turn at around 27.) Glad to see the aging country music outlaw taking a stand for environmental conservation in … Continue reading

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Environmental Valentine

Here’s an environmental Valentine (published on Feb. 14th) from the Orion blog.  It’s an interview with Dr. Theo Colburn, who has been called the Rachel Carson of our times. She is Founder and President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, based … Continue reading

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Animal Conservation: The power of the story

One of our guest speakers in Taos, Tara Waters Lumpkin, founder of Iziliwane (now Voices for Biodiversity) shared this TED X video, which emphasizes the impact of story-telling in communicating conservation messages: Modern Warrier: Damien Mander.

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A Tireless Voice for Biodiversity

Environmental anthropologist and journalist Tara Waters Lumpkin spoke with SMU Environmental Comm. students in Taos this week, encouraging them to become eco-reporters for her multimedia e-zine, Voices for Biodiversity (V4B). Dr. Lumpkin is founder and president of this global online … Continue reading

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Amigos Bravos…Because Water Matters

This week students met with Brian Shields and Swanie Morris, founders and directors of Amigos Bravos, a Taos-based nonprofit that has been protecting and restoring New Mexico rivers since 1988. Shields explained the long, arduous process of securing federal protection … Continue reading

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Thank you Kyle Tisdel of Western Environmental Law Center

During his visit to SMU’s Taos campus today, public interest environmental attorney Kyle Tisdel provided valuable insights into the often complicated legal issues WELC deals with when representing environmental groups throughout the Southwest.

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