“IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON LIFE”
is a set of audio and digital stories highlighting the experiences of people whose lives are being affected by climate change.
This project was produced in January 2022 in partnership with the WUSF Public Radio. Our reporters are university journalism students in Florida.
Climate change is impacting food production. This is how one Pensacola gardener is fighting back
Former educator Elizabeth Eubanks brings her classroom skills to a community garden as she teaches students and volunteers how to harvest their own food, a form of resistance against extreme weather patterns and food insecurity.
‘It’s my job to tell the facts’
A sustainability reporter balances the ‘gloom & doom’ of climate change and the hope for a solution
As a public radio reporter covering the environment, Jessica Meszaros makes it a point to amplifies the voices of Floridians living with climate change. She admits that it’s sometimes difficult to cover a topic where there is rarely a positive story, but there are reasons she remains optimistic.
‘They’re like family’
How one researcher is dedicated to preserving manatees
As climate change threatens Florida’s iconic manatees, Cora Berchem fights to make sure they aren’t down for the count.
Picking Up the Pieces:
Why A Former Teacher Dedicates Herself To Fighting Single-Use Plastics
With single-use plastics destroying our oceans, the fight for environmental change is growing. So much in fact that one South Florida resident, Catherine Uden, quit her job as a teacher to give a hand in the battle as the South Florida Field Representative with Oceana, as well as taking action at her local beach and educating her children to follow suit.
Miccosukee activist advocates for the Everglades through performance art
Native American environmentalist and artist Houston Cypress is concerned that climate change will harm native plants that are integral to Miccosukee cultural practices. His nonprofit, Love the Everglades, combines education, art and spirituality to advocate for restoring the land that he calls the river of grass.
‘Focus on hope’
How a marine biologist teaches youth about Florida’s changing climate
Kathy Guindon, the director of the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center, uses her passion for the ocean to teach and encourage children to become future stewards of the environment in order to combat climate change.