Climate Stories Ambassadors
Rather than talking about abstract ideas, telling a personal story is a more effective way to communicate on an emotional level to have an impact about something important to you.
"Climate Stories Project (CSP) is an educational and artistic forum for sharing stories about personal and community responses to climate change. CSP focuses on personal oral histories, which bring an immediacy to the sometimes abstract nature of climate change communication."
You can become a Climate Stories Ambassador with the help of CSP tol:
Craft and share your own climate story
Receive training and guidance to conduct climate story interviews
Connect with other Climate Story Ambassadors from around the world
Learn valuable environmental communication skills
Promote an inclusive and effective movement to confront the climate crisis
"As an Ambassador, you'll record 1-3 climate story interviews with people in your own community during a 3-month time span. Following the initial online training, you'll take part in two additional online meetings to discuss your progress with other Ambassadors and learn from each other about using climate storytelling to promote an effective response to the climate crisis." Participation is free and open to all. Ambassadors who submit their own story and at least one interview will receive a certificate of completion of the Climate Stories Ambassadors program.
Check out the New Mytos Facebook page of author PJ Manney for a broad perspective on storytelling. She authored "Yucky Gets Yummy: How Speculative Fiction Creates Society" and "Empathy in the Time of Technology: How Storytelling is the Key to Empathy," foundational works on the neuropsychology of empathy and media.