Cornwall’s Climate Stories is a series of documentaries highlighting the impacts of climate change already being felt across Cornwall, as well as the fantastic local businesses, researchers and community groups working hard to prepare us for the challenges coming our way.
Climate change is going to impact us here in ways beyond just extreme weather and sea level rise. The films focus on specific themes, from housing, transport and fishing to energy, health and farming, looking at how these will be affected in the future.
The series, being produced over the next three years, will also showcase some possible visions of a surprisingly different future - with beavers being used to re-engineer Cornish rivers and prevent flooding, cattle slurry turned into green fuel and our fields growing new crops like sunflowers and sweet potatoes.
We screen our films at community events, schools and colleges the length and breadth of the Duchy, as well as online. The aim is to get local conversations started and motivate people by showing how Cornwall’s natural resources and ingenuity could make us a great example for the rest of the UK to follow on the critical journey to a low carbon future.
Would you like to host your own community screening, using one of our step-by-step screening packs? Or would you like us to deliver a discussion event or workshop in your community or school? If so please get in touch!
If we’re to have a chance of staying within safe climate limits, then all of us will have to be on board. We’re passionate about doing our part to make that happen.
If you have a Cornish climate story you think we should be telling please let us know.
(Many thanks to Fergus Kennedy for use of the fantastic stormy waves footage above).
Today's hyper global, industrialised food system is responsible for a huge part of our carbon emissions. In the UK this is compounded by the fact that we import nearly 50% of all our food .... and then we waste one-third of it.
Hungry for Change is presented by a forager who takes us on a fascinating and inspiring journey to meet people in Cornwall working on ways for us to 'do food better' as the climate changes – from the gleaners picking ‘waste’ crops in our fields to projects growing food in unusual places, and a microbiologist keen to get us all eating low-carbon insects.
We're delighted to have been invited to become one of the early contributors to Open Planet - a hugely important new project that will be building up an ever-expanding global library of world-class footage, images, science and geospatial data to chart the changes to our planet over the next decade.
Open Planet is a partnership between Studio Silverback and Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab.
Cornwall Climate Care is proud to be a signatory to the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, signed by hundreds of thousands of individuals, organisations and scientists, calling for an end to fossil fuel use and a just transition away from coal, oil and gas. Please read about this important initiative and consider signing yourself at fossilfueltreaty.org
Each of our 30-minute documentaries takes around six months to complete and costs around £30,000. This includes the full production costs, community outreach and creation of screening packs and educational materials.
We launched this project with a generous bequest from a private individual who cared deeply about nature and the environment.
We have also raised over £40,000 through two very successful Crowdfunder campaigns.
We are also enormously grateful to the following funders for their generous support:
National Lottery Community Fund
Aviva Community Fund
Cornwall Council Carbon Neutral Fund
Cornwall Council Climate Fund
Cornwall Community Fund
Carew Pole Charitable Trust
Digital Plymouth iMayflower Fund
Creative Cornwall Calling Fund
LocalGiving's Magic Little Grants and the Postcode Local Trust
Cornwall Catchment Partnership
If you would like to help us to engage with communities and young people on this issue in Cornwall and beyond, please click below and donate. Thank you.