The United Nations Environmental Programme Champions of the Earth Award is the UN’s highest environmental honor, awarded to those who have contributed to the work of saving our changing planet through their own projects, whatever that may look like.
We took the film across South Carolina to engage with audiences that traditionally have been left out of the climate discussion, focussing on highlighting the ways in which climate issues affect institutions like the U.S. Military. After screenings, we asked attendees to write a note to their representative in Congress pushing for clean energy legislation, and it worked!
Chasing Coral partnered with 7 schools in the Charleston, South Carolina area to deliver tools and knowledge to students, equipping them to spark action in their own communities.
By bringing together hikers, divers, explorers, photographers, and trailblazers of all kinds to witness this epic tale documenting the loss of our reefs, we aimed to inspire conversation about the need for local environmental action. After the film, attendees took the Unstoppable Voters Pledge to use their vote for a greener future in the midterm elections.
The Peabody Awards are put on by the University of Georgia every year to celebrate excellence in broadcasting and storytelling of all kinds, “highlighting Stories That Matter across media”.
The Big Screen Bloc Party project was the beginning of what is now Film in The Field at Exposure Labs. We took films to Atlanta that paired well with Chasing Coral and shared the same message calling for conservation, but broadened the opportunity for people to connect with the stories. The featured films were Captain Planet & The Planeteers, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Wall-E. Head over to bigscreenblocparty.com to learn more!
In 4 months, we worked with 8 independent, locally owned breweries to coordinate events in 5 cities. Each event entailed a brief introduction, the film, a panel discussion with a brewery representative and local organizations, and a giveaway for brewery merch.
Dr. Jim Porter, one of our film subjects, scientific advisor, and coral ecologist extraordinaire, was a congressional witness on Capitol Hill and discussed the consequences of biodiversity loss with the House Committee of Science, Space, and Technology. After testifying to the committee, Dr. Porter hosted a screening of Chasing Coral for congresspeople and their families. The next day, 4 ocean acidification bills were passed!
The Doc Hi5 Impact Award is given yearly to documentaries that have made waves with their campaigns. Head over to their website to check out Chasing Coral‘s impact report and learn more about their work!
Here’s to many more!