Examples of potential story angles:
- Land use issues and access to healthy food
- Local and Indigenous heroes and the power they bring to protecting the natural world
- Impacts of environmental degradation and resource extraction on local communities
- Health impacts of access—or lack of access—to urban green spaces
- Solutions and ways in which countries with less material wealth are leading in mitigating plastic use or pollution
- Examining the complex relationships many cultures have with nature
- Climate-related forces driving people to migrate from their homes
- Rural communities and their changing connection and access to nature
Projects that benefit local audiences or incorporate local voices are strongly encouraged. Additionally, storytellers with unique access or perspective to/on the proposed project because of their personal identity or experience with the community they propose to work with will have higher likelihood of funding. Applicants MUST have strong track records as storytellers (journalists, photographers, videographers, cartographers, etc.) and demonstrated publication success.
Applicants may request up to $80,000. Budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well-justified costs directly required to complete the project. Please see the Preparing Your Proposal page for budgetary guidance. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over the course of one year. All applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of the proposed work. Applicants may use a portion of the budget for HEFAT (Hostile Environment and First Aid Training) or other security training, if applicable.