Flipboard’s “Truth Seekers” project launched in 2020 to provide readers with thoughtful, objective insights on the day’s most divisive issues from experts. The goal was to create opportunities for meaningful dialogue. For Earth Month 2022, I spearheaded a “Truth Seekers” edition around climate change.
The concept I conceived was to highlight perspectives not from politicians or polarizing figures, but from scientists on the front lines and journalists investigating the topic. Ultimately, we had 11 experts participating, each focused on a specific aspect of the global emergency — city sustainability, carbon removal, misinformation, climate tech, energy usage, biodiversity, the impact on nature and wildlife, and more.
I sourced all the contributors, managed all outreach, production and promotion of this project. Participants included a youth activist, climate reporters, scientists and a leader from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Victoria Arroyo is the associate administrator for policy with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and shares a collection on how to build sustainable cities.
- Sarah Gibbens is an environmental journalist working for National Geographic and explores how things in nature could help reverse climate change.
- Lisa Martine Jenkins is a climate reporter with the technology and business publication Protocol and takes us through how misinformation from politicians, the fossil fuel industry and others have buried data that reveal the seriousness of the global crisis.
- Brian Kahn is the climate editor with the technology and business publication Protocol and has a Storyboard covering innovations in the technology space that address climate change.
- James McBride is the deputy managing editor for the Council on Foreign Relations and dives into the role changing energy dynamics affect global politics.
- Marcene Mitchell is the senior vice president for climate change with the World Wildlife Fund and has assembled a collection on how extreme environmental shifts are wreaking havoc on biodiversity.
- Linda Poon is a writer with Bloomberg’s CityLab and looks at how cities are making traveling more sustainable by promoting eco-friendly means of transportation.
- Rebecca Shaw is the chief scientist at the World Wildlife Fund and explores the decline of nature.
- Disha Ravi is an Indian youth climate activist and the founder of Fridays for Future India. Her collection examines how the next generation is fighting to save the planet.
- Eric Roston is an award-winning journalist with Bloomberg News covering sustainability. The articles he shares paint a picture of the state of climate change.
- James Temple is MIT Technology Review’s senior editor covering energy. His collection looks at the debate over carbon removal — can it curb global warming?
Everything was published ahead of Earth Day, promoted throughout Flipboard (e.g., prominent in-app placement, featured within our “10 For Today” flagship email newsletter, in addition to our climate change Magazine and distributed via a push notification to readers), and also shared off-property through social media.
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