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Storytellers

Building a Community of Climate Storytellers

We are building a community of storytellers who are using the power of story to shape a global discussion around climate change, support climate innovators and inspire people to act.

This is a space for you to introduce yourself and connect with other creative storytellers from around the world who are passionate about crafting and sharing impactful stories. Here are a few prompts to help: What are you working on? What types of stories have you already shared? How did you get into this work? What's a climate issue you'd like to solve? Why is storytelling important to you and the movement?

Those who submit to this phase of the challenge will be eligible to apply for our OpenIDEO Climate Storytelling Fellowship.

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OpenIDEO Climate Storytelling Fellows will receive resources and development support to create a short (4-5 minutes long) and impactful video on climate innovation.

Together with the selected Storytelling Fellows, we'll co-create a distribution and engagement strategy that will deepen the impact of each video, and find direct ways in which it can support the broader climate solutions movement. There will also be the opportunity to share these videos on media platforms, and we'll also submit them to industry events and festivals.

Most importantly, Climate Storytelling Fellows will also have the chance to build authentic relationships with a cohort of creative and innovative storytellers who are passionate about using their craft to drive positive change in the movement.

Our Climate Storytelling Fellows will:

  • Receive $6,000 in funding to support the development of their short video
  • Receive production guidance from a group of seasoned filmmakers and industry experts
  • Have their videos shared on highly visible media platforms
  • Have their videos circuited at industry events and festivals
  • Connect with other passionate storytellers making an impact


Those that post on this Storytellers phase will be eligible for the fellowship. Your post must clearly convey that you:

  • Have experience with video storytelling
  • Demonstrate interest in innovative and creative approaches to storytelling
  • Demonstrate passion for environmental issues


The Storyteller phase will end on December 18. We'll then open up to an application round for submitters to pitch their idea for a short 4-5 minute video. Fellowships start on a case-by-case timeline,—as we want to maximize their impact—so storytelling fellows should have flexibility with timing.

Fellows will be selected by an advisory board of experienced storytellers and industry leaders.

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I went to the local Boston Public Market to interview vendors who are passionate about food sustainability to gather their perspectives.

I went to the local Boston Public Market to interview vendors who are passionate about food sustainability to gather their perspectives.

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A film about a viral movement, using abstinence from sex as artillery to get humans to recycle & be environmentally conscious - join us now!

A film about a viral movement, using abstinence from sex as artillery to get humans to recycle & be environmentally conscious - join us now!

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