Spotlights People Over Plastic
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…people were buzzing about the powerful and raw stories our speakers shared—and the ‘lightbulb moments’ they sparked.
PoP’s Episode 4 featured Josh Mori, a partner and collaborator of FFCF’s grantee
HAPA (Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action) released in December 2022 received over 500
listens across all podcast listening platforms. The five-part series was made in collaboration with Prism and featured five personal stories from five U.S. communities that have been disproportionately impacted by climate, plastic, and environmental injustice. FFCF grantee, Mālama Hulē‘ia, was featured in the Prism piece “Restoring Hawaiian fishponds revitalizes food systems and cultures” an original article written by Prism’s Climate Justice Reporter Ray Levy Uyeda.
Prism is an independent and nonprofit news outlet led by journalists of color which receives 46,500+ monthly visitors to its website and has nearly 6,000 subscribers to its weekly newsletter. Combined, PoP and Prism have reached over 30,200 across all social media platforms.
A high performing reel of Josh Mori speaking out about tourism in Hawaii received 8,518 impressions, 356 likes, 93 shares, 64 saves, and a 6.06% engagement rate. It was shared widely by FFCF grantee HAPA and professional hula dancer and content creator (130K followers), Melemaikalani Makalapua.
People over Plastic also brought together a timely panel at Shack15 – a community of entrepreneurs and changemakers with influence on Jan 11, 2023. The panel titled "Food Sovereignty as a Pathway to Climate Justice" featured Josh Mori and Indigenous food justice activist Sara Moncada. Promotional posts for the event were shared by the American Indian Cultural District and public figures Michelle Antoinette Nelson and Nicole Sutton.