Megan Plotka is an activist with a love of journalism and filmmaking. She believes that a better world is possible through grassroots organizing and accessible, engaging storytelling. Megan came to the Big Easy from a small town in Alabama to go to college and now shes staying in New Orleans after graduating to work,
create and disrupt.
"We are looking to create a short documentary that follows a grassroots organization on their mission for equity and creating a better environment. The project will serve to hold powerful and wealthy groups accountable for their role in climate change. It will be an optimistic view of the organizations effort and take a look into what our futures will look like with radical positive environmental change.
I wanted to focus my project on the big money responsible for the consequences of climate change because the onus of improving your behavior has fallen to an individual level. This makes it easier for the public to blame the most impacted for great environmental damage. Meanwhile, study after study show the devastatingly high impact of powerful and wealthy individuals and groups on the environment."
MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET
"We all deserve to live on a planet that makes us happy and healthy."