Rivers storytelling with Environment Victoria
Posted on 19 January, 2021 by Ivan
We came across a useful free conservation program run by Environment Victoria, based on building the capacity of communities and individuals to tell effective stories that influence change for positive environmental outcomes for our rivers. We know that telling local stories helps build understanding and is a useful platform for action and practice change.
Over the next few months, Environment Victoria will be bringing people together from across northern Victoria for a comprehensive training program to tell stories that are emotionally compelling and get media attention. If you are interested in joining the free program, please see the following details from the Environment Victoria website.
Environment Victoria’s Rivers storytelling program
To win long-term protection for our rivers, we need to change the stories we tell about them. Join this free training program to find out how.
The stories told in the media about the Murray-Darling Basin make it difficult for regular people to engage – and even harder to see what the solutions are.
We need to tell the stories of our communities, which are bearing the burden of change. Local stories help build understanding and they galvanise people who want to take action.
Over the next few months, Environment Victoria will be bringing people together from across northern Victoria for a comprehensive training program to tell stories that are emotionally compelling and get media attention.
The training sessions will be held monthly. You can attend individual sessions, or commit to the whole program.
Environment Victoria will also be supporting participants with coaching, a list of media contacts in your area and feedback for telling your own story.
At the end of the program, you’ll have published an opinion piece, media story or social media video you’re proud of – and you’ll be connected to a new network of river storytellers in your area.
For further information or to register your interest, visit the Environment Victoria website – click here