Youth4planet is supporting youth organisations engaged in sustainability issues to start their own storytelling processes. We help to encourage your students or participants to find ideas for a better planet.

Storytelling for sustainable solutions

The Challenge

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In the age of the digital creator revolution, everyone can visualise ideas, concerns and stories and publish them online. But how can we use these powerful storytelling machines to solve real challenges like climate change and the transformation into a sustainable lifestyle?

How can we use their potential to re-experience nature, discover the story behind the story and develop strong and convincing storytelling competences to reach out to those who can really make a difference?

The Idea

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Young people of today are communication experts. They like discoveries, taking new perspectives and sharing ideas about topics they care about.

For these creative innovators Youth4Planet is providing a framework and a platform engaging them in the complex process of cooperative filmmaking – in schools, colleges, workplaces or youth organisations. Using their competences in research, fact and solution finding they develop powerful images for a sustainable future. Their films and campaigns can inspire their peers as well as people in governing positions and on executive floors.

The Implementation

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Youth4Planet is providing an unique action, learning and storytelling concept for the digital world. Teams, seminars, interest groups or organisations – everybody can join in. The step-by-step filmmaking process is unleashing huge social skills and undreamed creative powers.

Digital apps and online tools are fun to use for local storytelling and global cooperation. A global „StoryForChange“ campaign will be offering a continuous storytelling and action challenge using gamification elements to find the best ideas. The stories are based on the values of the UN sustainable development goals and will be curated and bundled for festivals, presentations or online events.

Selected stories will stay in the Y4P Innovation Cloud as a rich and inspiring solution source for cities, communities, companies or institutions, closing the gap between „Creator“ and „Decider“!