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CBDM logoChavoBart Digital Media does writing and editing and is responsible for production of Climate Connections radio broadcasts; for recruitment of, and distribution to, radio stations broadcasting the program; and for and relations with affiliate stations. It’s an independent production and distribution firm with a focus on scientific and environmental media. The company uses short-form audio and video content to educate and engage the general public on important environmental issues. Founded by Bridgett Ennis and Erika Street Hopman, ChavoBart has more than 30 years combined experience producing syndicated radio programs, public service announcements, and documentaries.


CC-logo_200Climate Cast is a weekly public radio show on the latest climate news, climate science, and solutions, aired on Minnesota Public Radio. Each week MPR Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner and MPR News Host Kerri Miller dive into newsworthy climate change topics. Paul and Kerri ask top climate scientists and decision-makers how climate change is shaping the news and changing the weather in our “back yards.” The broadcast explores how the public, and Minnesotans in particular, are experiencing impacts of climate change and how they are adapting to climate-related challenges? And who are the innovators on climate change solutions? Veteran broadcast meteorologist Paul Huttner regularly addresses these and related issues on his Updraft blog.


CNPlogo_300The Climate Narrative Project is a special media arts initiative in the Office of Sustainability at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. The project is designed to reach across academic disciplines and galvanize new ways of chronicling regenerative approaches to energy, food, agriculture, water and waste management, community planning, and transportation. Its selected fellows work with Writer-in-Residence Jeff Biggers on semester-long investigative projects, using visual arts, film, radio, theater, dance, spoken word, and creative writing mediums. The Climate Narrative Project is an investigative initiative: What accounts for the gap between science and action on climate change, andwhat can be done to better communicate informed stories and encourage constructive action? Green Divas is an information source for people in search of fresh sustainable living ideas—made available through a substantial media platform including The Green Divas Radio Show,, GDGD Radio Network, and Green Diva Studio. The program managers strive to raise awareness about green issues in a humorous, low-stress way, while making it easy for people to live a greener lifestyle. With its newly launched Green Divas Global Digital (GDGD) Radio Network – the first digital radio network dedicated to green and healthy living – The Green Divas amplifies the voice of green reason by sharing substantive content such as that originated by Yale Climate Connections.


H2ORadio_logo_200H2O Radio, journalism about water, says it operates from one “simple truth”: “We’re all in this together.” H2O Radio’s mission is to create programs that generate conversations about water through stories that engage, inform, inspire and – most of all, it says – “make the listener never think about water the same way again.” H2O Radio brings to light critical environmental news and information through objective, in-depth investigative reporting, and through its weekly news report, “This Week in Water.”


iSeeChange_200iSeeChange 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.


Pulitzer_Center_175The 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.”


ThisPlanet_200This Planet is a series of 90-second video stories that connect the dots between climate realities and energy alternatives. It draws on “the best new videos on the Web, data visualizations, amazing satellite imagery” and its own interviews with people working on solutions. This Planet partners with a broad range of organizations promoting climate-awareness, community resilience and energy alternatives. Rather than competing with the media materials it creates, the short This Planet videos amplify their distribution and highlights their messages, generating public interest in climate science and drawing the public towards a fuller understanding and better policy decisions.


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