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PUCMM Students Discuss Who Really Pays the Price of Our Clothes

February 13, 2017

Santo Domingo – Business students of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Santo Domingo enjoyed a screening of the film The True Cost on Friday, February 10th, within the framework of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)’s Year Round program.

Professor Luis Jansen gave the welcoming remarks and mentioned the importance of the strategic partnership with DREFF to promote the environment and sustainability awareness among their community.

After the film, Maria Victoria Abreu, DREFF’s Programming Director and PUCMM Alumni, started the discussion with the students, who questioned society’s and their own every-day decisions towards really helping or not the planet. Rosy Ruiz, Director of the Bachelor’s Program on Business Administration at PUCMM and professor, also attended the event.

During the event, held at the Auditorio 1 of the Campus Santo Tomás de Aquino of the university, students actively participated in a discussion on the sustainability of the fashion industry worldwide.

About Year Round Environmental Film Screening Program
As part of its mission to reach more communities, institutions and individuals around the country, the DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) organizes year-round film screenings that bring interesting and important films to new and remote communities. By showing a diverse selection of quality movies on critical environmental and sustainable development issues and organizing discussions and workshops, the year-round film screenings program fosters and inspires dialogue, raises awareness and promotes sustainable practices.

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