Sustainability is more than a catch phrase. It is a building block for a world moving to drastically reduce carbon emissions, discover, and develop technologies of the future.
When we hear this word, we tend to think of renewable fuel sources, protecting the environment, and massive international projects and policies for net zero emissions.
But what about the unsung heroes of the local community? What about the grassroots projects working to make a difference? The climate solutions are also of critical importance the the movement!
We want to know about these initiatives. We want to share their stories. And that’s why we need you.
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
To gain deeper insight into sustainability and what it means around the world, we’ve partnered with One Earth, to bring you this awesome opportunity to be part of a 6-month paid media mentorship-fellowship combo!
We are on the lookout for 4 globally diverse solutions reporting fellows to write stories unearthing the most amazing projects/initiatives with a climate solutions background.
Do you know about a community project focused on nature-based solutions? Are you interested in reforestation, coastal conservation, or mangrove restoration? Perhaps you are aware of projects led by indigenous peoples or women groups.
These are the stories that will inspire the world.
As a part of this group of Fellows, you will receive training and mentoring to produce one story every month for 6 months.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?
As a selected Fellow, you’ll be writing and publishing powerful sustainability stories focused on local solutions in your country/region. We will work alongside you, coaching and mentoring you, as you produce stories that will tell the world about untold local successes.
Not only is this a great opportunity to build your network around the world and engage with journalists beyond your country/region, it is a fantastic chance to gain hands-on experience in reporting on climate change and sustainability issues and publishing on both Climate Tracker and One Earth websites.
If that is not enough to entice you to apply, how about this:
OKAY, YOU’VE GOT ME! WHAT’S NEXT?
APPLY! APPLY! APPLY!
The clock is pretty much ticking on this one! The deadline to apply is July 2nd, so hurry and head over to our App, sign up, and submit your application, TODAY!
Your application must simply consist of an open Google Doc including:
1. Your 150-200 word pitch showcasing a story you’d like to cover about a local solutions initiative in your country
2. Link to work you’ve published
3. Link to your CV
If you need some further explanation about how to sign up to the App and submit your application, check out this video.
What are we looking for in our Fellows?
Ideal candidates will have:
• 1 year of journalism experience min
• A hunger to improve as journalists – this is a learning experience
• A history of writing quality solutions stories
• Ability to take good quality photos
Am I eligible to apply?
This opportunity is not specific to any one country or region. It is open to all young journalists between the age group 18-35.
We’re excited about the stories you will dive into and anticipate working with you, so don’t delay, apply TODAY!
If you have any questions, concerns, or you’re having any issues using our App, please feel free to contact our Outreach Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.