Experiment with and analyze creative expression of evidence-based climate research in ways that inspire classrooms, communities, and institutions to produce, share, and circulate stories, frames, and appeals that encourage more sustainable attitudes, behaviors, and cultures. We also work with state, corporate, and educational partners to train, create, and perform creative climate stories, including but not limited to: documentary filmmakers, federal agencies and elected officials, K-12 teachers, and international networks.

Activities include:

  • Film shorts on climate comedy, featuring student shows every spring and an international video competition.

  • Research on the impacts of comedy in climate communication, led by Beth Osnes and Max Boykoff with graduate student fellows

  • Research on barn swallows and how they have coevolved with humans in an age of climate change, led by Becca Safran and her lab, including a community art project Side by Side. and collaboration with Beth Osnes on women in STEM. See the new Side by Side website for more information on related performances and events.

  • Trash the Runway, a fashion show using peer-to-peer mentorship on sustainability and fashion, led by Beth Osnes and Max Boykoff

  • Amond other consulting work, Max Boykoff has been consulting with Netflix on its Don't Look Up climate action resources & Phaedra C. Pezzullo is part of the Library of Experts in the new Good Energy Playbook

  • Performances by youth based on climate data on solutions, led by Beth Osnes

  • Curriculum for K-12 and higher education on sustainability storytelling that moves youth to become creative producers of climate content