Garden Stories

The Chicago Botanic Garden hosts a small collection of approximately 1-minute videos on their website, each of which features a stakeholder at the garden—a volunteer, donor, employee, member, or visitor—speaking about his or her personal connection to the garden.

Stories URL: http://strategicplan.chicagobotanic.org/video
Organization or Project Description: Chicago Botanic Garden Home
First Stories Posted: 2014
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Commuter Profiles

These written profiles are aggregated from Reclaim, the magazine of the nonprofit Transportation Alternatives. In each profile, an ordinary or extraordinary New Yorker who commute by bicycle to work is interviewed about his or her commute and experiences riding a bike. The magazine also publishes “Partner Profiles” of a similar style.

Stories URL: http://www.transalt.org/resources/commuters
Organization or Project Description: Reclaim Magazine Archives/a>
First Stories Posted: 2008
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Colorado Springs Together

This collection of written stories and professional photographs documents the experiences of individuals affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire in and around Colorado Springs, CO. The stories’ presentation is unique, in that each is presented not in type, but in the storyteller’s own handwriting. The stories recount the experience of and aftermath of the fire, and each story includes a photo of the storyteller posed with an object that survived the fire or is reminiscent of it.

Stories URL: http://www.coloradospringstogether.org/gallery/Scott-Hente.cfm
Organization or Project Description: About Colorado Springs Together
First Stories Posted: 2013
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Saving the Sierra

Saving the Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action was a public media and citizen storytelling project focused on the geographic region around the Sierra Nevada mountains. The stories are short audio reflections in which an individual with connection to the Sierra–among them ranchers, native tribes, loggers, schoolteachers, and professional environmentalists–describe this connect and share their views on conserving the region. Some of these stories were collected at a mobile “storybooth” that traveled around the region, and the stories are archived on the project website.

Stories URL: http://www.savingthesierra.org/storybooth/map
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2007
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