This is as true of climate chaos as anything else.”
Thanks to decades of work by scientists, climate advocates, and community organizers, more people than ever recognize the climate crisis as a clear and present threat to communities and ecosystems worldwide.
However, we still need to build critical mass. We need more people to embrace the clean energy transition as urgent, achievable, and even desirable. We need communities, organizations, and businesses to rapidly reduce fossil fuel use and adopt clean energy solutions. We need climate and clean energy advocates to share more relatable stories prioritizing human connection and excitement over technical details and jargon. We need a vocal and influential bloc of well-informed elected officials and policymakers to prioritize climate action.
Legacy Solution Stories project (2012-2018)
Story content published between 2012 and 2018 was developed as part of our initial Solutions Stories project. It sought to capture and communicate the success stories on the ground about building a clean energy economy in the Pacific Northwest. The project showcased stories aimed at reaching policymakers and other key audiences that influence those drivers and decision-makers on climate and clean energy policy.
This project was placed on hiatus in 2018, but helped inspire Climate Solutions' present-day storytelling and narrative efforts.
Through a community-wide investment in wind power, a rural county in Oregon is earning millions of dollars to build their economy, cutting carbon and demonstrating that clean energy is both practical and profitable.