Climate Stories Philippines is an emerging collective of writers and photographers seeking to tell the stories of the most vulnerable communities to climate impacts. We envision www.climatestories.ph to begin as a depository of stories about the human face of climate change -- but we want to do more.
We hope to empower both young people and communities themselves in amplifying the calls for climate justice through workshops and other learning events soon. To do that, we would have to operate officially as a non-stock, non-profit organization. Helping us means aiding our efforts to recruit volunteers, hire staff, buy equipment and conduct trainings!
About the founder - Beatrice Tulagan
After working for three years with an international non-profit as its Policy Advocacy Director, I decided to focus on climate justice and the people in the frontlines. I started Climate Stories Philippines for them. I simply want to tell their stories and empower them to craft their own so they can send it out to the world without the need for media coverage or non-profit projects, because these narratives need to be heard.
It is easy to get drowned in the talk about temperature targets and divestment percentages. My goal here is to make the story of climate change simpler and show again and again its human face and its costs to health and human rights.
But it doesn't stop there. I want to empower communities themselves with digital communication tools so they can produce a steady stream of content about their struggle even when the media vans are not around. As one fierce activist, Derec Cabe from Bataan, said, this is not just an advocacy for them, it's their life.