Climate Story Kitchen

The Climate Story Kitchen is the Unit’s space to experiment with new approaches and models in climate storytelling.

Australian Broadcast Corporation Your Planet Shorts

The Your Planet Shorts collaboration between Doc Society and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) addressed a void of climate storytelling in Australia's media.

In selecting 11 diverse filmmaking teams, including three being completely led by First Nations storytellers, "Your Planet Shorts" prioritized narratives that highlighted solutions from communities on the frontlines of the climate emergency. Each team participated in an Impact Lab to understand how to engage their target viewers effectively, emphasizing climate solutions and feasible actions in topics including safety for wildlife, sustainable energy solutions or marine ecosystems to name a few. These impact strategies accompanied notable premiere and distribution milestones, including debuting at the prestigious Sydney Film Festival and being broadcasted on ABC TV and ABC iView weekly, garnering an impressive average audience of 78,000 viewers per short film. This wide-reaching impact highlights the potential of collaborative short film projects to resonate with diverse audiences and drive meaningful conversations around climate and environmental solutions.

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Global Climate Storyteller Network

Launched in 2022, The Global Climate Storyteller Network is a community of 270+ multidisciplinary individuals, sharing virtual and in person space to highlight opportunities and exchange best practices for climate storytelling. For those interested in joining

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Good Energy was founded in 2019 to support writers in taking this creative leap. The nonprofit brings together professional screenwriters, climate communications experts who understand storytelling, climate scientists, everyday people from the hardest-hit communities around the globe, and an extensive network of industry, nonprofit, and philanthropic partners. What they all share is a deep love of TV and film as a storytelling medium, a fervent respect for the creative process, and a belief that Hollywood is uniquely positioned to shift the conversation on climate change. Check out the Good Energy Playbook, an open-source digital guide to portraying climate change 
on-screen, including story inspiration, cheat sheets, character profiles, solutions, and projections into the future.

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Climate Reframe United Kingdom Community

The Climate Reframe initiative was launched in 2019 responding to the absence of diversity in the UK’s media portrayal of the climate movement. Climate Reframe curated a list of 100 UK-based environmental and climate justice advocates from racialised minority backgrounds. The initiative facilitates media access to diverse climate experts, resulting in increased exposure, media training and involvement in global conferences opportunities for its members. Beyond countering bias, Climate Reframe envisions a transformed movement, fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). Through regular retreats and workshops, it builds an intersectional, intergenerational, and equity-focused community, testing ideas for a wellbeing and solidarity-based society. Interested in joining?

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Mothers of Invention Podcast

Mothers of Invention, a humorous podcast launched in June 2018, delves into climate change through a feminist lens. Hosted by Mary Robinson (first female president of Ireland, former head of UN Human Rights Commission and chair of The Elders), comedian - writer Maeve Higgins and producer Thimali Kodikara, this podcast shines a spotlight on diverse women globally—politicians, farmers, scientists, activists—solving climate challenges. Across its three seasons the podcast aimed to combat apathy and despair, center leaders of color, and amplify diverse female voices. With over 1 million downloads, the podcast pioneered a "climate culture" with intersectionality, humor, and respect, steering towards a climate-just and feminist future.

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