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Nicole J
2000 Marbury Drive
(The Incorporated City of District Heights)
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the project

Redefining Urban Resilience, One Story at a Time

The "Climate Chronicles" workshop is a dynamic and empowering experience designed to equip individuals with the tools and skills to raise their voices, share their experiences, and drive change in their overburdened communities.

In frontline communities worldwide, residents are facing the impacts of climate change on a daily basis. From extreme weather events to environmental injustices, their stories are both powerful and essential. This workshop is a platform for them to connect, learn, and harness the art of storytelling as a force for climate advocacy.

In this immersive workshop, participants will:

  1. Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Learn how to craft compelling narratives that convey the urgency and importance of climate action, drawing from their own experiences and those of their communities.

  2. Amplify Their Voices: Understand how to effectively use various media platforms, from social media to public speaking, to reach a wider audience and create meaningful change.

  3. Build a Supportive Network: Connect with like-minded peers, mentors, and climate activists who share a passion for addressing climate challenges in urban areas.

  4. Empower Themselves: Gain confidence and skills to advocate for sustainable solutions, influence policy decisions, and inspire community action.

Your support will make a tremendous difference in helping us provide these voices with the knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to become climate champions in their communities. Join us in amplifying the voices of those on the frontlines of urban climate change, and together, we can create a more sustainable and equitable future for all. *Any funds raised beyond what's being asked will be used towards phase II and phase III of the project.*

the steps

To bring the project to life and achieve its goals, several key actions and steps need to be taken. Here is a list of actions required to make the project happen:

  1. Project Planning and Development: <-COMPLETE->

    • Form a project planning team.
    • Define clear objectives, goals, and timelines for the workshop.
  2. Community Engagement: <-OCTOBER 2023-><IN PROGRESS>

    • Identify and engage with local organizations, schools, and community leaders in District Heights.
    • Conduct surveys or interviews to assess the needs and interests of the target audience.
  3. Resource Mobilization: <-OCTOBER 2023-><IN PROGRESS>

    • Seek funding from a variety of sources including but not limited to crowdfunding, local government, environmental organizations, and philanthropic foundations.
    • Develop a budget for the workshop, including expenses for materials, facilitators, and venue.
  4. Workshop Curriculum and Content: <-NOVEMBER 2023->

    • Design a curriculum that covers storytelling techniques, climate science, and the social, economic, and environmental context of District Heights.
    • Create engaging and interactive workshop materials and resources.
  5. Facilitators and Trainers: <-DECEMBER 2023-><IN PROGRESS>

    • Recruit skilled facilitators and trainers with expertise in storytelling, climate science, and community engagement.
    • Provide training for facilitators on the workshop's goals and content.
  6. Venue and Logistics: <-COMPLETE-><IN PROGRESS>

    • Secure a suitable venue in District Heights that can accommodate the workshop participants.
    • Arrange transportation, if needed, for participants to access the venue.
  7. Promotion and Outreach: <-DECEMBER 2023->

    • Develop a marketing and outreach strategy to promote the workshop.
    • Create promotional materials, including flyers, social media campaigns, and a project website.
  8. Participant Recruitment: <-JANUARY 2024->

    • Launch a participant recruitment campaign targeting local youth.
    • Organize informational sessions or webinars to attract potential participants.
  9. Workshop Execution: <-MARCH 2024->

    • Conduct the workshop sessions, ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for participants.
    • Monitor progress and provide ongoing support to participants.
  10. Storytelling Showcase: <-APRIL 2024->

    • Organize a storytelling event or showcase to allow participants to share their climate stories with the community.
    • Invite local media and stakeholders to amplify the impact.
  11. Evaluation and Feedback: <-MAY 2024->

    • Collect feedback from participants to assess the effectiveness of the workshop.
    • Use evaluation results to improve future iterations of the project.
  12. Documentation and Reporting: <-MAY 2024->

    • Document the workshop's activities and outcomes through photos, videos, and written reports.
    • Share project updates and impact with funders, stakeholders, and the broader community.
  13. Sustainability and Continuation: <-MAY 2024 to OCT 2024->

    • Explore options for sustaining the project beyond the initial workshop, such as creating a youth climate storytelling club or mentoring program.
    • Seek ongoing funding opportunities to support the project's longevity.
    • Implement Phase II & Phase III (Estimated Cost, $11,850)
      • Participants will develop and practice interview skills.
      • Participants will interview a guest speaker, such as an Indigenous community member, or
        • natural resource professional, about their climate stories.
        • Participants will interview residents within their own community.
        • Participants will learn about audio/video recording and editing skills and discuss strategies for translating climate storytelling into action to confront the climate crisis.

*Any funds raised beyond what's being asked will be used towards phase II and phase III of the project.*

why we're doing it

In the heart of District Heights, Maryland, and many urban areas across the country, the impacts of climate change disproportionately affect vulnerable communities. From extreme weather events to air and water pollution, the consequences are felt most acutely by those with the fewest resources to adapt and respond.

The "Climate Chronicles" workshop addresses several pressing social, economic, and environmental issues:

  1. Empowering Youth & Other Individuals

  2. Raising Awareness

  3. Fostering Community Engagement

  4. Building Resilience

  5. Advancing Environmental Justice

By supporting the "Climate Chronicles" workshop, you are helping us address these critical issues and empower the residents of District Heights, Maryland, to become powerful advocates for climate action and environmental justice.



Workshop Facilitator/Speaker - $600

Workshop Moderator & Curriculum - $2,920

Technology - $1,885

Workshop Marketing - $150

Accommodation Services - $325

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 8% $534.55
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $267.27
TOTAL TO RAISE $6,681.82

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.



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