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Auri Jackson is a writer-director and actor who creates stories about the climate crisis and plastic pollution with a comedic approach that leaves you feeling hopeful and ready to take action. She pioneered environmental content at BuzzFeed and carved out a role for herself as the only dedicated sustainability video producer on staff during her seven years there. Through making “I Tried To Make Zero Trash For 30 Days” for BuzzFeed she discovered zero waste, which was her gateway drug into environmentalism and learning more about the climate crisis. She has hosted workshops about how to move towards a zero-waste lifestyle and written an article for Shondaland about it. She is a graduate of NYU with a B.F.A. in Film & TV (yes, she's still in debt) and won the sole faculty commendation in comedy the year her thesis film, The Spot, debuted at NYU’s First Run Film Festival. In 2020, her narrative short, The Return, premiered at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and screened in the environmental category of the Bozeman International Film Festival. In 2022, a TV pilot she co-directed with writer-creator Stevie Wain, Day Jobs, premiered at the Austin Film Festival in the digital shorts category and won the audience award. She was trained as a Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore and his foundation in 2018 and is currently pursuing a Sustainability Certificate from UCLA.
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