community hangout

Community Hangout: Chat with Sebastian and Patricia!

We recently launched a global campaign to publish climate stories from around the world and the feedback was amazing!! Ideas came pouring in and it goes to show how many fantastic climate stories we have in us and need to be told.

Now, we’re excited to connect with you through this first community hangout! You’ll meet with our Editor-in-Chief, Sebastian Rodriguez, who is all prepped to reflect on the pitches, share the mistakes made, give you insights into exactly what we’re looking for, and tell you all about the awesome upcoming opportunities!

Sebastian will be joined by Patricia Valerio, our Media Research Manager, as she shares tips for effectively conducting media research and gleaning stories through your investigations. Patricia is currently leading our explorations into the coverage of plastics and plastic usage in Southeast Asia and she’s primed to dive into this with you.

Bonus 😉 There’ll be a little cash prize for the winners of our hands-on group pitching practice session.

DATE: Thursday 17th June, 2021
TIME: 8am (GMT-4)


community hangout

Sebastian Rodriguez
Editor-in-Chief, Climate Tracker

This is the guy reviewing all your pitches and he’s got a lot of information to share to help you ideate your stories in the best way possible!

community hangout

Patrcia Valerio
Media Research Manager, Climate Tracker
A research maven, Patricia enjoys working with both words and numbers and making sense of big issues by looking at publicly available data. She’s prepared to help you boost your media research skills.

See you there!

Dizzanne Billy
Dizzanne is the Caribbean Regional Director at Climate Tracker, a freelance writer, and an all-around storyteller. With a special place in her heart for the beach, cats, and Coldplay, she's experienced in journalism, communications, marketing, and finding the perfect song to suit any situation.