Announcement of Spring 2013 Grantees
New grantees mean new opportunities. It means new ways to look at problems and solutions. It means new inspirations, models for change, and it means new networks to explore.
Taking the ripple effect of our work evermore far and wide our grantees are making big splashes with prodigious accomplishments and progress;
• The Tar Sands Blockade is galvanizing direct, non-violent action in clever ways to oppose the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline,
• Haymarket Books has a boldly diverse line-up of book releases this month, including several books by Howard Zinn, Göran Olsson’s Black Power Mixtape:1967-1975, and Tariq Ali’s The Stalinist Legacy: It’s Impact on Twentieth Century World Politics,
• The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in partnership with Drilling Mora County accomplished the unprecedented goal of passing the first U.S. ban on fracking and oil drilling in Mora County, New Mexico,
• Project Survival Media is developing a catalogue of climate solutions from youth documentary teams around the world,
• The Yes Lab is tinkering away in the edit room on their new titillating film, The Yes Men Are Revolting. They are also working their fannies off on their Action Switchboard, a dynamic platform connecting tools and change agents. Both projects are sure to whet your civil disobedience appetite.
There’s an endless number of methods and practices that we can use to respond to the social, economic, and environmental concerns of our time. This season’s grantees, both new and alumni, are taking on solutions based approaches with a combination of youthful tenacity and tried and true wisdom.
Kindle Project Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation is pleased to introduce you to our lineup of inspiring change-makers for our Spring 2013 Grant Cycle.
The project is scheduled for September 20-23, 2012.
Project Survival Media is a global network of youth journalists reporting from the frontlines of the climate crisis in the lead up to COP 15, otherwise known as the UN Climate Negotiations. Our seven new media teams, one for each continent, will report on the most compelling climate stories from around the world, amplify voices underrepresented by traditional media, and launch “Survival” to the forefront of the political debate.
We empower 93 youth journalists, on all seven continents to develop a strong narrative on the climate crisis.Pre-COP15, we are producing 6 mini-documentaries, 70 professional photographs, and 100 blogs.We are also working to send a delegation of 10 youth to the UN to act a s a rapid response media team, covering the most pressing issues and distributing our media through our growing networks.