Digital Storytelling Toolkit for the Climate Movement

Your Story Matters

Everyone has the power to tell their own story. Stories have the capacity to build relationships and empathy between groups of people. Stories have the ability to compel people to act and stay involved. They hit people in the heart and help take situations beyond a headline or a fact, turning it into something that remains. Especially in the face of the climate crisis, we need storytellers around the world to communicate their realities, their victories, and their hopes. If we can inspire our communities to look, see, hear – really take in and document what’s happening around them – then we can engage even more people to continue to call for the change we need.

In order to create meaningful and long-lasting climate action, we must tell complete climate stories. Not just about disasters and mass marches, but also about resilience and everyday acts of courage.

Thankfully with the growth of digital tools like smart phones, it’s easier than ever to be a storyteller. You don’t need a fancy camera or laptop to be a digital storyteller. The tips and tactics we’ll share will be useful for anyone with a smartphone and a data plan. Feel free though to use whatever tools that you have access to on a regular basis.

Through this toolkit, we’ll help you:

Learn how to find your story. What is it you want to say?

Decide which digital tools to use and how to use them. We focus on writing, photo and video.

Learn basic photo and video editing.

How to strategically share your story once it’s done.

Download the Toolkit

Join the Climate Storytellers Community

Do you want to join a community of climate storytellers? We’re going to be launching soon a new online space for anyone who wants to share their creativity to help support climate campaigning. We’re looking for writers, photographers, designers, and more! 

P.S. The sign up form is only available in English, as this will be the main language we will use to communicate to each other in the community. But don’t be shy if English is not your native language! We value language diversity and welcome participants from all around the globe. 

Storytelling Examples

Some ways people have shared their truths online

”Matagi Mālohi: Strong Winds” is an example of powerful filmmaking to spark conversations. Created by the Pacific Climate Warriors, Forest & Canyon Woodward, and Kevin Lionga Aipopo


”Growing up at the End of the World” shows how simple animation can share profound truths. Created by Mia Werger


Art is another great way to share our stories. From an artivism workshop in Abuja, Nigeria

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Artwork for the Storytelling Toolkit created by Ruwani