Green Energy Futures

Project Type:
  • Transmedia Web-Series
    (Video, Podcast, Blog)
Project Status:
  • Produced (On-going)
  • In Development (TV-series)
Genre(s):
  • Lifestyle, Documentary
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Logline:

Stories from the clean energy revolution that’s already underway.

Synopsis:

Green Energy Futures is a trans-media storytelling project that is documenting the clean energy revolution that’s already underway. It tells the stories of green energy pioneers who are moving forward in their homes, businesses and communities. To-date the team has compiled over 100 episodes consisting of videos published on YouTube, podcasts released via Soundcloud and broadcast via the CKUA Radio Network, as well as blog stories with publications running online on such outlets as Huffington Post and Troy Media.

The GEF Team:

David Dodge

David Dodge

David Dodge

Green Energy Futures is produced and hosted by David Dodge. David is an environmental journalist and a photojournalist who has worked for newspapers, published magazines, radio and was the production manager for a Canadian nature publisher. He produced more than 350 EcoFile radio programs on sustainability for the CKUA Radio network and was the editor of Borealis magazine.

David has worked for not-for-profit organizations such as the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Destination Conservation and the Pembina Institute.

Jaro Malanowski

Jaro Malanowski

Jaro Malanowski

Jaro is the Executive Producer at Avatar Media – the digital media partner for Green Energy Futures. Jaro works closely with Dave to provide creative input when necessary and support for all things video when it comes to filming the web-series.

Jaro is passionate about giving back to his community as well as the environment, and works hard to keep Avatar a green business.

Dylan Thompson

Dylan Thompson

Dylan Thompson

Dylan is the editor and production manager of Green Energy Futures. He recently graduated from MacEwan University with a degree in communication studies, majoring in journalism. Dylan has written for a variety of publications including the Edmonton Journal and Rat Creek Press.

Dylan is passionate about issues of social justice and sustainability. When he isn’t ranting about politics to whomever will listen, he enjoys reading and playing computer games.

Justin Evans

Justin Evans

Justin Evans

Justin is the production manager at Avatar Media – the digital media partner for GEF. Justin graduated from the NAIT Digital Media and IT (DMIT) program and has since worked closely with Jaro at Avatar and has been a key member of the team providing feedback and logistical support.

Justin is passionate about issues of copyright and environmental sustainability. When he isn’t working at Avatar he can usually be found at home watching a good TV show with family or playing a video game.

Jenica Ross

Jenica Ross

Jenica Ross

Jenica is a newer member of the GEF team being a new addition to the Avatar Media team in 2015. She has a great knack for editing and visual effects and works hard each episode to help craft a great story.

She enjoys learning about the stories covered by GEF and is can often be found in her spare time with family and friends.

Green Energy Futures was born out of the realization that in spite of litany of negative energy stories in the media the clean energy revolution has already begun.

Sometimes it’s hard to see but a clear transition has begun to cleaner forms of energy. The inspiration for this series comes from interest in renewable energy itself and the realization that the desire to use less and more sustainable forms of energy cuts across the political spectrum. While we all wrestle with the economics and the politics of energy worldwide there is an underlying desire in us to get to work on a system that is better for the planet.

Even in oil rich states and provinces individuals working for engineering firms, oil companies and utility companies are participating in this transition. Programs that have tapped into this interest have found high levels of support and engagement – people willing to invest their own money in new energy solutions.

Green Energy Futures is about the clean or green energy transition that is already underway. It’s about the housewife who leapt at the chance to pilot a utility company’s solar energy program. It’s about the dentist who invests his own money to get involved in renewable energy or the home builder who is keen to not only live in a home powered by geothermal energy, but to make all of his new homes just a little greener. It’s also about the politican who leads their government down new and innovative paths. It’s about the entrepreneur who has toiled away for many years trying to make a green energy business flourish in spite of countless barriers. It’s also about entrepreneurs who think big, and are building successful companies.

Green Energy Futures is not about the politics of energy or climate change. It is about people making a difference in their homes, their cities and their companies. It’s about a responsible and progressive transition that works from our present status as an oil dependent and oil wealthy nation through a transition to a future with less pollution and more sustainable forms of energy.

So listen in, add your voice and share your a part in this journey!

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