There is growing awareness among the younger generations that the fight against global warming is a universal project. The world is in need of a joint approach and we hope to offer a new instrument. Cool Down The Planet is a journalistic video platform that aims to map the regional impacts of climate change and show human abilities to find solutions.

Watch both your and our videos and be informed about the manifestations of climate change and the way citizen, organizations and governments try to counteract.

Starting in the spring of 2019, we are endeavouring to launch an ever growing number of small and basic film projects around the world. Let's go for it and give it a try!

For being such a COOL partner!
For being such a COOL partner!

New Energy TV
Video production in Europe - low budget and low footprint

Dutch Climate Systems
Ideal air treatment for energy neutral buildings

Adopt one or more videos and become one of the COOLEST partners of Cool Down The Planet. Feel free to ask for more information!

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Temperatures worldwide have evidently been rising faster than expected in recent years. We thought it’s time to act and to start something new: setting up a video channel about climate change.

Images are sometimes stronger than words and have a high impact in raising awareness. They can make the difference and motivate people to do something. We aim to map the regional impacts of climate change and show human abilities to find solutions.

Your videos:
• Express yourself about climate change and send your video (max 1 minute)

Our videos:
• Local and regional impacts of climate change (observation)
• Local and regional efforts to cope with these impacts (adaptation)
• The solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation)
• Events

Be our regional reporter!
Be our regional reporter!

It started in The Netherlands, a country at risk of being flooded by the sea within one or two centuries: the idea of a worldwide project, to map the new reality of climate change and report on ways to counter it.

As a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands, we want in the first place to commit young reporters and correspondents. Though more experienced professionals will be welcomed too on our semi-professional platform.

We like to offer you an opportunity to be a freelance camera-journalist-reporter and as a one-mans-band produce the footage for future videos in your region. You will be compensated with a modest fee. Feel free to ask for more information!

Get in touch!

  • Will you publish my personal opinion about global warming?
    Yes, we would be honoured, so you can send your video message about climate change to our email address. We do prefer to give it our own 'fingerprint' by adding a CDTP banner and by limiting the length to about one minute. We expect your video message to be serious and civilized, so please do not use rude language.

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  • What kind of subjects are suitable for the journalistic formula?
    We would like fo focus on three climate change issues:

    1) The causes and consequences of climate change (observation).
    2) The way we seek to lower the risks posed by climatic change (adaptation).
    3) Actions to limit the magnitude or rate of global warming - such as CO2 reduction (mitigation).

    The topics must have a journalistic relevance.
  • Are promotional videos welcome too?
    Any serious video story about a significant climate change subject is welcome, as long as it focuses on the content (and not on PR). Our videos are quite basic and transparent. Some features:

    - One reporter starting with a short stand-upper.
    - One or two interviewees.
    - At least a dozen of cover shots.
    - Voice-overs to be written and recorded jointly.
    - Output videos can be 2-3 minutes long.

    We will edit the footage. You can send a first selection by wetransfer.com or filemail.com.
  • Who is going to pay for the production? Can I sponsor this?
    We hope to get support from stakeholders and sponsors who like our initiative and recognize the importance and urgency of the matter. You can adopt one or more future videos to be recorded at any place in the world. Output videos will clearly show the credits. Please ask for rates and conditions.

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  • Can I be your correspondent and suggest an item?
    Of course. Cool Down the Planet invites you to be our regional correspondent!

    We aim to find motivated people, students or professionals, who can help us find subjects that are suitable for future video reports. The topics must have journalistic relevance. The next step is to get stakeholders to adopt the suggested video items. We will offer a modest financial compensation for every successful attempt.

    Interested in joining our global team? Get in touch!
  • Can I offer my services as a reporter (cameraman or camerawoman)?
    We intend to work with freelancers everywhere in the world. Cameramen and women are not only asked to shoot some video footage concerning the topic, but also to record a short 'stand-upper' on location. So you will be introduced as a reporter as well :-). We will prepare the project together.

    Our video's are quite basic and transparant. Some features:
    - One reporter starting with a short stand-upper.
    - One or two interviewees.
    - At least a dozen of cover shots.
    - Voice-overs to be written and recorded jointly.
    - Output videos can be 2-3 minutes long.

    We will edit the footage. You can send a first selection by wetransfer.com or filemail.com.
    If you are you a professional video-maker and are you interested in our formula, ask for more information, send your portfolio, and join the team of 'cool' makers. Get in touch!
  • Who owns Cool Down The Planet? What is your motivation?
    Our platform was initiated by a small organization - New Energy TV - with full support of Delft University of Technology, It is now online and is owned by an independent not-for-profit foundation called 'Cool Down The Planet', based in the Netherlands.

    Eager to embark on this endeavour without any further ado, Cool Down the Planet did not wait for the necessary resources and partnerships. We do need them, nonetheless, and sincerely hope you will lend us your trust and support.
  • How can we partner with Cool Down The Planet?
    Delft University of Technology has taken the lead in supporting this platform. It has facilitated Cool Down the Planet by giving valuable feedback on various issues and funding for the development of the CDTP website. The time has now come to spread our wings and look for wider endorsement.

    OUR ACTIVITIES: – managing a video platform about climate change – mobilizing correspondents, stakeholders and partners – editing incoming footage

    OUR REQUEST: – help us identify interesting topics to be featured – lend your (company) name to these videos and be a sponsor – be a stakeholder by joining and supporting our initiative

    OUR OFFER: – get official COOL status and be part of our COOL community – benefit from the promotion through credits in our videos and on our website
    Get in touch!

JOIN AS A CORRESPONDENT
Now that we have devised a formula we hope to involve people and companies from different continents.
Instead of working with Facebook campaigns, we would like to try a more personal approach. Cool Down The Planet invites you to be our new correspondent.
We reach out for motivated people to help us identify topics in their country or region that are suitable for future video reports. After agreeing on a plan It's up to us to find sponsoring and offer you a provision fee.

JOIN AS A REPORTER
When a suggested idea receives sponsoring, it’s time to take up the camera, travel to the interview location and shoot the video footage. Be welcome as a (junior or senior) camera-journalist-reporter!
If you, as a one-mans-band, are interested in our formula, ask for more information, send your portfolio, and join our team.

JOIN AS ONE OF THE COOLEST PARTNERS
When it comes to funding, we hope that a growing number of COOL partners will support our video mission. Lend your (company) name to these videos, adopt one or more of them and be a sponsor.
Stakeholders are even more involved. By becoming a member of the CDTP board you are able to co-direct the organization and help us grow.