Why vibes matter (for you, for the climate)
Each creator has a vibe: your storytelling style, aesthetic, sense of humor, even your audience. This vibe stems from your values, which are your beliefs, goals, worldview. Your values infuse the media you consume and the content you create.
Our quiz will give you a clearer sense of the type of storyteller you are—and help you make informed decisions about how to organically make content that sticks, grow your brand and engage your audience around the climate.
with Harmony Labs
Huge audiences rarely or never encounter climate information because they don’t seek out news—which is where most climate content lives right now.
To actually reach them, we need to expand the climate convo beyond the bubbles of news and politics, and into the shows, YouTube vids, TikToks, songs, streams, fan fic, and web comics that people actually consume, and that you actually make.
That’s why we partnered with Harmony Labs to better understand audiences through their values and how these values influence the type of climate messaging that might appeal to them.
So where do we begin? First, take the quiz below to help connect the dots between your own values and the content you vibe with.
It might also help you start to understand what your audience values as well—if a vibe feels right to you, there’s a good chance your fans will appreciate it too!
Bridging the Gap
Then, read on for some strategies to connect your values to climate storytelling approaches that could help you expand your audience.
You value: Community
We have to liberate ourselves from the status quo. It’s time to live up to our ideals, especially for the marginalized and oppressed. All kinds of people coming together in community can fix the system.
If You Say So
You value: Autonomy
It’s complicated. Politicians lie, cheat, and steal—corporations too. The system can’t be trusted. We have to look out for ourselves, here and now. Why not have fun doing it? I wish we could solve society’s problems, but a lot of people suck, and there’s no way the system is going to change.
Don’t Tread On Me
You value: Authority
Everyone’s got the same shot at making it. Race just isn’t a factor. We work hard for what we have. Our boys in blue protect that. The mainstream media wants you to believe otherwise, but, with blood, sweat, and tears, anyone can achieve the American Dream.
You value: Order
Life’s a grind and never fair, but you’ve got to keep going. We play by the rules, just like our parents. We learned to treat others right, and that family comes first. With a little faith and some hard work, there’s no reason this country’s problems can’t be solved.
View all sources
Creative climate collaborations