The Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) is a full-service social impact and behavior change agency with one mission: to improve quality of life for multicultural communities. In addition to agency services, HCN also serves as the largest producer and syndicator of non-commercial programming and multimedia content in the U.S. for Latinos, by Latinos, with platforms including La Red Hispana and Planeta Azul (Blue Planet), the longest-running and most widely syndicated national Spanish-language radio program dedicated to the environment and climate.
iSeeChange is a groundbreaking environmental reporting project that combines citizen science, participatory public media, and cutting-edge satellite monitoring of environmental conditions. iSeeChange stories flip the script on traditional top-down climate change reporting to let people’s curiosity – and not just the questions raised by professionals in the field – to tap into the discussion about climate change impacts.
Latino Verde is a non-profit that creates linguistically and culturally resonant environmental media for Spanish-speaking audiences. The organization produces interview-based audio stories featuring experts and everyday Latinos working for the environment. Latino Verde also engages diverse audiences online with trilingual, research-based feature articles and climate change news.
Local Motives is a two-person non-profit making videos to enhance public engagement with climate change and other environmental issues. The project is headed by two long-time friends and video buffs, Cody Pfister and Nate Murray, recent graduates respectively from Ohio State University and Ohio University. Upon graduation the two set out in an aging and self-described “gnarly” van to capture local peoples’ perspectives on challenges and solutions associated with climate change. The two “feature personal narratives from everyday Americans on the frontlines of climate change. Our storytelling approach focuses on the relatable faces, relevant places, and familiar topics that cultivate empathy and bring the issue closer to home.” Their goal: “to facilitate more productive conversations among the diverse. American public.” Yale Climate Connections is sharing a broad sampling of their more than four-dozen videos starting in mid-2021.
The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting is an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization committed to supporting in-depth engagement with “under-reported” global issues. The Center, founded in 2006 by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter and Washington, D.C. bureau chief Jon Sawyer, now supports nearly 150 journalists per year through grants aimed at strengthening, print, online, and broadcast reporting. Its annual direct support to journalists exceeds $1.5 million. The Center also conducts an extensive program of outreach and education to schools and universities. The Pulitzer Center describes its activities as being “in keeping with the deep ties to the family whose name for more than a century has been a watchword for journalistic independence, integrity, and courage.”
Founded in 2007 in Brisbane, Australia, by John Cook,PhD, (now at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.) Skeptical Science is a non-profit science education website, run by a global team of volunteers. Translated in to more than two-dozen languages, the website provides debunkings of over 190 of the most common myths about climate change, making peer-reviewed scientific research accessible to the general public. The Skeptical Science team has also worked on a range of projects, such as The Consensus Project finding 97 percent agreement among scientists on climate research, and the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Denial101x, which has received more than 40,000 enrolments from individuals in 160 countries.