About Us - The YEARS Project
THE YEARS PROJECT IS A MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING AND EDUCATION EFFORT DESIGNED TO INFORM, EMPOWER AND UNITE THE WORLD IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Who We Are
We’re a team of journalists, strategists, filmmakers, artists and social media experts. We're committed to using our skills to lift up and support the work of others in the movement. But we’re also just regular people. Which means we’re you and your neighbor and your friends and your family. We’re anyone and everyone who cares about climate change. With you, we are the collective billions of people living on this planet who want collective action to stop the climate crisis.
We believe climate change is the existential issue of our time. That’s not because it’s more important than other issues but rather because it’s woven into the fabric of so many other issues. Climate change is racism. Climate change is classism. Climate change is sexism. Climate change is inequity. Climate change is inequality. If you don’t believe that, please engage with our work; we try to show how it’s all of these things and more.
We believe in a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values. We believe nature and humans are interdependent. We believe effective climate crisis solutions honor human rights and the rights of nature. Shared leadership produces community wellbeing and the most innovative solutions to our climate crisis. We also believe in a Just Transition, a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.
Our Commitment To The Truth
At a time when disinformation can be spread more rapidly than ever before, we are committed to the truth about climate change and the science that underpins this crisis we collectively face.
Our reporting is rigorously fact-checked and features interviews with the top experts in their fields, the latest peer-reviewed research and first-hand accounts from people on the frontlines of climate change. Information about our sources can be found at the end of all of our videos and print pieces.
Fact Check Policy
All information must rely on multiple professional sources for verification regardless of how clear-cut the information seems. All scientific data must use the most recent and highest acclaimed academic research available. Interviews are never edited in a way that would alter the original intent of the source. YEARS always works to find and verify the original source for any information found on social media. YEARS refrains from publishing information from biased or compromised sources. YEARS is committed to transparency and education.
All requests for corrections are reviewed by our fact-checking team and, if found to be well-founded, are addressed immediately.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The YEARS Project does not endorse candidates running for office. Employees at YEARS are strictly forbidden from accepting gifts of any kind from outside of the company.