Climate change is the story of our generation, and what defines that story is how we tell it — and the action we take because of it.
All around the world, new voices — emerging as powerful changemakers — are running against the clock to prevent irreversible shifts to our global climate.
These are the new activists, innovators, policymakers and others who inspire audiences to take action in their local communities. But, how do they drive their audiences to this critical point?
At the 2020 Planet Forward Virtual Summit, our focus is on environmental equity, inclusion, institutional change — and the narratives around them. Learn how the best environmental change agents use storytelling to transform their audiences from passive listeners to engaged doers.
Join us October 16, 23, and 30, from 1-3 pm ET.
Zoom links will be sent prior to each week's event for both the main
conversation and breakouts.
We have amazing keynoters we'll engage in conversation
October 16: The Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and founder of the Hip Hop Caucus and its Think 100% climate communications and activism platform, will talk about environmental equity and changing the culture through music and story.
October 23: Shirley Collado, president of Ithaca College, will tell her story of leading deep institutional change and advocating for environmental justice.
October 30: Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal, will discuss corporate commitment and efforts to broaden sustainability awareness and action.
All times ET; Zoom links will be sent in advance of the event
Shirley Collado, President, Ithaca College
Frank Sesno, Founder and Host, Planet Forward
A live conversation with students and storytellers from Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University.
ONE TREE PLANTED
A conversation with One Tree Planted founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist Matt Hill on global reforestation efforts and generating a environmental movement with impact.
STUDENT STORYTELLING ROUNDTABLE
Meet students from the Planet Forward Consortium on this interactive dialogue about who will tell my story.
Changemaking 101: How to Advocate for a Plastic Free Campus
Colleges and universities across the U.S. are increasingly taking action against the plastic pandemic. To steward our environment better, what can we do to make our college campuses plastic-free? In this breakout session, students, faculty and staff will learn from higher ed communities across the U.S. who have already taken a stand against plastic, but that's not all. Participants will have the chance to learn and brainstorm practical ideas to advocate for a plastic-free future on their college campuses.
Adobe Video Storytelling Workshop
Telling effective social, shareable stories: This session is an introduction to Adobe Rush and covers ways to leverage the Adobe Creative Cloud to produce compelling content. You'll learn the basics about capturing exceptional, professional-looking cellphone videos, while editing, producing, and publishing for social media in record time.
Visual Storytelling Workshop with One Tree Planted
How do you drive change through visual storytelling? Two storytellers from One Tree Planted join to share the ways they activate their audience and discuss how they share stories about reforestation efforts around the world. From planting cacao trees in Peru, to forest fire restoration in California, these two have seen, and shared it all.
Learn why inspirational stories are the most motivational - and effective - to drive action.
Learn the very best in communication techniques that you can apply immediately to your environmental stories.
Learn how you can create a movement for the planet on your campus and in your community.
Connect with leading journalists, policymakers, innovators and more and apply for exclusive internship and job opportunities.