Showing hot problems and cool solutions
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!
Sharing our videos
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.
• Express yourself about climate change and send your video (max 1 minute)
• 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)
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!
Frequently asked questions
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.
Great news: we can make a start!
Our COOLEST PARTNERS make it happen. Up til now our campaign to get the next 20 video projects adopted has been positively answered by eight sponsors. That's a very inspiring…