At the beginning of the year, the University of New Mexico Office of Sustainability issued a call for student interns to work on a variety of projects. Chandler Green, a videographer with experience producing videos with nature conservation themes, responded.

Green, who is majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Media Arts, came to UNM from the University of South Carolina for a semester through the National Student Exchange Program because, in her words, “the southwestern landscape and culture seemed very different from the south.”

“I enjoy the challenge of communicating environmental science and sustainability, which involves applying creative methods to inform and inspire audiences,” Green said. 

“I loved UNM and New Mexico,” Green said. “I made so many incredible memories making friends from around the country, exploring the scenery and history of the state, and of course, enjoying green chile. Throughout the semester I kept a blog and for my final post I reflected on the 30 things I learned in New Mexico.”


“We use as many social media outlets as possible to promote all the good work UNM does to be sustainable,” Clark said. “Chandler’s videos are uploaded to our YouTube channel UNM Sustainability and can also be found on our Facebook page, UNM Office of Sustainability and Twitter account @LoboGreen

“We hope that the campus community will learn from these videos more about our sustainability efforts across campus and be proud of our many accomplishments,” Clark said.

Green plans to pursue a graduate degree in communications. “I hope that this series of videos increases support for future efforts and inspires other universities to follow UNM's lead,” she said.

If you are interested in seeing more of Green’s work, check out Sustainability @ UNM: Recycling; Sustainability @ UNM: Transportation.

For more information, contact Mary Clark at (505) 277-1142 or email to