Create Your Future Workshop
Calling all creative types! If you’re interested in expressing yourself through your preferred media (screenwriting, poetry, shorts, music…) and want to get your message out to the world, please join our 10-week online workshop this fall. We need to make solving the climate crisis on the top of everyone’s to-do list and we start by creating media that elevates the conversation. As climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe says, “No one does anything unless it feels important. And if no one is talking about it, how important can it be?”
The “Create Your Future—transforming climate anxiety into joy, meaning, resilience through art” workshop will meet weekly starting in late September. (The date and time will be determined by participants’ availability.) Each week we will get tips from industry professionals and develop our own stories together. Then, we will help share each other’s works through our own channels and networks. This will be an inclusive and supportive community that will nurture members in sharing deeply personal art forms.
We All Need Food and Water is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit aiming s to continue these conversations & help “re-write our future” by shifting media narratives away from doom & helplessness to comedy & intrigue. It’s time to explore SOLUTIONS with binge-worthy media bursting w/ colorful, diverse, relatable characters…
If any aspect of this sounds interesting, please sign up and let us know how you’d like to be involved.
Thinking about problems and discussing them is the first step in solving them.
Although our nation is sorely divided, we may have more in common than we think. According to a recent Yale study, 72% of U.S. adults believe global warming is happening, 86% support funding renewable energy sources, and 78% of the nation supports teaching about climate change in schools.
However, here is the disconnect: only 39% of adults discuss it at least occasionally. We believe that people’s words become their actions. As a result, we want to bring climate change solutions into daily conversations by hosting book club or discussion groups.
Other ways to be involved
All We Can Save (Discussion) Circles
“Are you hungry for deeper dialogue about the climate crisis and building community around solutions? We are too. That’s why we created All We Can Save Circles — like a book club, but a cooler extended remix version. Therefore, let’s strengthen the “we” in All We Can Save.”
Questions? Read more about Circles→ https://www.allwecansave.earth/circles
EJECTED—The Story that Solves the Climate Crisis
Using Ejected—The Story that Solves the Climate Crisis as the basis for in-depth discussions exploring various climate solutions. This will serve the purpose of empowering people by giving them a platform to discuss the important topic of climate change. Similarly, we will encourage the expression of a wide variety of views.
Ejected is YA fiction geared for ages 13+. While continuing participation is encouraged, it is suggested that certain chapters and solutions be discussed each week. As a result, participants will be able to join at any moment. Participants should also acquaint themselves with the chapters that will be covered so that they can participate in the discussion. Feel free to browse relevant resources that were utilized to construct a framework for the book in addition to discussing it. Additionally, while the majority of the meeting time will be devoted to talks, we will also use supplementary slides, video clips, and websites to further our understanding and examine a wide range of studies and opinions from across the world.
FICTIONAL, YET REAL LIFE SOLUTIONS
Although this book is fiction, the climate solutions presented therein are real and based on solid and international scientific research. In addition, the framework for the book’s solutions is built upon the world’s leading resources for climate solutions such as Project Drawdown’s Table of Solutions and Climate Interactive’s climate model.