Climate Story Labs

Why do we need to talk about climate storytelling

  • We are in a climate emergency, and impactful climate communication is more critical than ever before.
  • We need every great story about the climate to reach its full creative potential, both representing and connecting with diverse audiences.
  • This begins by challenging ourselves to move past the mono culture of past climate narratives and to identify and amplify a biodiversity of stories as diverse as the ecosystem we seek to save.
  • We want to offer up the Climate Story Lab as a convening model — whether in person or virtual — and the content of each lab as ideas to be iterated and adapted to suit your context.
  • Our goal is to inspire both storytellers and cultural organizers — from museum curators to college professors to festival programmers — to facilitate necessary climate narrative conversations within their own communities that will inspire citizens, engage politicians, and mobilize communities.
  • The model is yours to take, use, and evolve. We will keep updating this toolbox with new content and insights from our peers around the globe.

Start now by downloading the PDF Toolbox.

Then check out the US and UK report outs for content curation ideas.

We so look forward to hearing what you do next.
Yours in solidarity, Doc Society and Exposure Labs



Over the past year we have collected suggestions of things to watch / listen / read from the CSL community. It is our hope and intention to grow this into a co-created space that continues to evolve through new recommendations from our global climate storyteller community. We offer these to you as a resource to help create your agenda, trigger discussions and downright inspire.

For a little bit of everything, start with this expansive thread of climate story recommendations from Dr. Katharine Wilkinson’s Twitter thread. 




“The Climate Story Lab was an essential opportunity to get briefed on the current state of climate change communications, who we should be working with and the topics at the forefront of this vital worldwide conversation.”

Alice Quinlan, Impact Producer

“The congregation of us all is not only strategic, but much needed in order for us to feel supported as creatives in a movement that has yet to see the power of our storytelling, we are a force to be reckoned with - together.”

Layel Camargo, storyteller