Earthrise tells stories for a new world. Radical stories of hope, of new possibility. Stories from the future that help us navigate the now.
Our name comes from the iconic photo taken in 1968 by William Anders during the NASA Apollo 8 mission to the moon. When it was published, ‘Earthrise’ helped catalyse the global environmental movement. It shifted the perspective of those who saw it, serving as a reminder of both the fragility and the uniqueness of Planet Earth.
Our goal is to humanise the impacts of the climate crisis by sharing the diverse experiences of those living on the frontlines of climate change and the activists who have devoted their lives to tackling it.
We're so grateful to The National Lottery for supporting Earthrise.
It’s pretty tough out there at the moment, isn’t it?
Between the climate crisis and its multiple intersecting issues it’s difficult to know what to do, where to turn or even how to cope. But we have to don’t we – because what’s the alternative?
We have to act; we have to apply pressure; we have to build a movement, start being the change that many tell us can’t (or shouldn’t) exist. Earthrise is the platform we wish we had access to when we began our journey. An open community, a vital resource for anyone who wants to craft a new story of how we should live. Because we don’t just need to tell new stories, we need to be the story.
Earthrise is a growing collective of designers, filmmakers, and writers dedicated to communicating how we navigate the climate crisis.
The organisation was founded in July 2020 by Finn Harries, Alice Aedy and Jack Harries as a way of combining their shared interests in filmmaking, photography and design. It operates as storytelling studio with a dedicated team of designers, filmmakers, and writers.
We’re shaped by an ever-growing network of young, engaged people from around the world who share similar concerns, hopes and dreams about our collective future. We strive to represent marginalised voices and diverse perspectives through the work we create.
We're always looking for passionate members to join our team. You can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our intention is to live the values that guide our creative work. These are a preliminary set of guiding principles that we use for navigating and communicating the climate and ecological crisis.
We have radical optimism
Earthrise will always be a place where optimism can be found through action. Even in times of darkness, we believe in the power of radical optimism to inspire the creativity and imagination we need to light the path ahead. This belief in something better drives us in our demand for change.
The crisis is intersectional
We recognise that the threats of ecological breakdown vary in intensity depending on ability, class, gender, geography, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We practice intersectional environmentalism, as defined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, advocating for the protection of all people and the planet.
We must decolonise
We operate with an awareness of the long-established power structures that have been built through indigenous exploitation and extractive practices. We seek to dismantle colonial ideas as essential to developing more equitable social structures and navigating environmental breakdown.
The urgent need for a new politics
We recognise the failure of mainstream politics to respond to the crisis it has created. Our capacity to care for people and the planet is constrained by the interests that rely on exploitation and dispossession. We openly welcome new political structures that advocate for a local and global redistribution of power and resources from the few to the many.
The future demands deep ecology
There is much to learn from indigenous wisdom. We believe a fundamental perspective shift is required in how we understand the relationship between humans and nature. We must recognise ourselves as part of an interrelated and dynamic ecosystem, where our role is one of stewardship and regeneration rather than control and domination.
We're stronger together
We are committed to increasing connection, collaboration, and community through the work we produce and the space we create. We believe in the power of alliance to achieve the shared goal of taking immediate and far reaching action on the climate crisis. We seek to actively establish partnerships with organisations and individuals to catalyse the process of a just transition.