Sonny DePasquale

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Sonny DePasquale

Sonny DePasquale is the Founder & CEO of Emergent Productions, a nonprofit that uses the power of video to inspire environmental awareness while also helping dedicated organizations tell their stories. “I’ve had the pleasure of producing environmental videos for ten years, and have worked with conservation warriors around the globe. I believe visual storytelling is necessary in spreading awareness and promoting conservation efforts.”

Sonny DePasquale’s Film

Busy in the Battery

New York City doesn’t usually bring “farms” to mind. However, within The Battery, a New York City park, an urban farm is bustling with staff and volunteers of The Battery Conservancy who tend to the land and harvest its crops. But there’s another “hidden helper” buzzing around… Bees! The neighboring BeeVillage managed by The Bee Conservancy helps to pollinate the urban farm, resulting in a higher yield of crops. This produce is then donated for food relief in the community.

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Sonny DePasquale’s Film

Busy in the Battery

New York City doesn’t usually bring “farms” to mind. However, within The Battery, a New York City park, an urban farm is bustling with staff and volunteers of The Battery Conservancy who tend to the land and harvest its crops. But there’s another “hidden helper” buzzing around… Bees! The neighboring BeeVillage managed by The Bee Conservancy helps to pollinate the urban farm, resulting in a higher yield of crops. This produce is then donated for food relief in the community.

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Sonny DePasquale’s Film

Missing Meadows: Restoring Florida’s Sea Grass

Florida’s Indian River Lagoon is one of the most biodiverse estuaries in North America. But sadly, this ecosystem is experiencing catastrophic effects due to the depletion of its seagrass. The lagoon has lost an estimated 95% of its seagrass in the last 40 years, which provides food for animals like manatees and nurseries for young fish. Florida Oceanographic Society is on a mission to engage the community and help restore these critical ecosystems.

Sonny DePasquale’s Film

Protecting the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies have one of the longest migrations of any insects, and they depend on critical habitats for their survival during their journey. Organizations like the Pollinator Conservation Association are committed to protecting and restoring habitat in the Niagara River Corridor to help save this iconic species.

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Sonny DePasquale’s Film

Protecting the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies have one of the longest migrations of any insects, and they depend on critical habitats for their survival during their journey. Organizations like the Pollinator Conservation Association are committed to protecting and restoring habitat in the Niagara River Corridor to help save this iconic species.

Sonny’s Non-Profit

Emergent Productions

Emergent Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses the power of video to inspire environmental awareness while also helping dedicated organizations tell their stories. Emergent Productions is named after the highest layer of the rainforest to symbolize the conservation heroes watching over us. Its goal is to build a library of conservation media that inspires and educates, while also highlighting the incredible work of dedicated individuals and organizations.

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