A dangerous silence is descending on America about our changing and fragile environment. The news media is in financial trouble and young reporters don’t always have the experience to report on complex environmental issues. Beth Daley, director of strategic development at InsideClimate News, shares efforts underway to support local climate and environment reporting.
When it comes to communicating issues as important as climate change and wildlife poaching, simply conveying the facts won’t do. The best way to inspire action is to lead with the heart, not the head; and one of the most immediate ways to tell a heart story is through film. Film is a passion shared by several Rachel’s Network members, whether it’s Ruth Ann Harnisch’s harrowing 2015 documentary about rape on college campuses or Caroline Gabel’s work with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Here are a few of the projects our members have produced in recent years.