What’s your story?
Landcare Australia recently partnered with the UNSW as part of PhD research into community storytelling. The Rescue project which is being produced and moderated by radio journalist, Gretchen Miller, is targeted to anyone that is, or has been involved in saving, restoring and preserving habitat – even native animals get a look in.
The Rescue project is about storytelling, it’s about small actions in the face of global warming. Stories of hope, failure, and trying again – we want to celebrate them. In telling these stories to one another, the idea is we might encourage those who are a bit overwhelmed by the task at hand, to see what’s possible, and how big things can grow from small.
So, we’re asking: have you ever rescued a riverbank? A tract of bush, an eroded beach, a waterway, some farmland, a garden or a native creature? What is it that brings you back to do this work – how do you feel as you tend to tired earth, or or as you watch the creatures return to the place you’ve cared for? And, in some way, do these things rescue you?
We’ll be selecting stories to highlight, writing blogs to draw attention to your stories, and later, creating a podcast from selected contributions, read aloud by their writers.
As well there will be an audio documentary about a special Landcare location which we’ll choose based on the contributions, so if you think what you do is pretty special, get your fellow carers to write something for us!
We encourage you to visit the Rescue website again and again to discover new inspiring stories. Leave a comment, and share the stories around. The deadline to tell us your story is 16 December 2018.