Storytelling for Environmental Initiative Award Winners

About the Project

We crafted recipients' films of people and projects working towards a healthy environment.

Since 1994 the Environmental Initiative has recognized change-makers. They bring partners across the environmental community to honor recipients during an inspiring celebration and networking event.

Our goal was to tell inspirational stories to sustain future video storytelling efforts and provide winners with valuable communication content.

It is something special
to have been listened to.
I value this experience
and how this challenges
me to think about life…

Verna Kragnas


These stories have created a new experience for the event attendees. The film's emotive approach has resonated with the audience—many have requested to watch it again. Environmental Initiative has invested more in storytelling. 

The winners felt heard and seen. Award-winner  Geoff Emerson said this after viewing the films, "…that was an amazing job of the video editing. I am so impressed and proud!

"The one thing I valued the most through the entire process was their intention behind every step of production."

Emily Haley, Communications Director at Environmental Initiative


Services Provided:
Story Development / Film Production

Environmental Initiative

Story Director:
Danami-Maurice Champion

Camera Operation:
George Eid

Additional Support:
Anahita Champion and Eliora Vesper 

Additional Filming:
Old Saw Media, and Andrew Bydlon

We're a Minnesota-based storytelling agency following the story wherever it takes us.

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