Protecting the Environment
by Anna McFarland, Joie Heien,
and Randi Jenkins
We only have one planet Earth, and people are becoming more aware of the impact we have on our home. So, that’s why we decided to produce a story about simple ways to help our environment.
We all can easily cut down the negative impact on our planet by understanding what is really happening and by working together to prevent further damage.
The day we decided on our topic, we actually had Jody Miles at our school as a guest speaker from Earth's Classroom. The WHS Environmental Club, along with our Science Department, hosted her for the day. This was the perfect chance for us to get a jump start on our story. We first got b-roll of her informative presentation and the students that were in attendance.
What she discussed in her presentation motivated us to make sure this story was as impactful as possible. We knew that we wanted to help change the way our students think about the planet.
During her interview with us, she gave us many great soundbites. She had a lot of knowledge on protecting the planet, and her passion really showed.
We knew we wanted to hear from some students with a strong interest in saving our planet. We talked to junior, Mason Kauffeld about his thoughts on helping our planet in simple ways. He gave some wonderful advice that isn't that hard to follow. The next student we interviewed was sophomore, Gabby Kjellberg. She also shared some great tips that contribute to saving the planet, such as carpooling. Gabby also advised us to use social media as a way to spread awareness.
After we conducted our interviews, it was time to think about b-roll. Like we mentioned earlier, we got some b-roll during Jody Miles' presentation. However, we also knew we needed to have visuals of the simple ways to save the planet that were mentioned in the interviews. We tried to show everything from reusable metal straws to the resale shops. By including a variety of tips and visuals, we gave our viewers many ideas on how to improve their daily habits.
We hope this story inspires you to make some small changes that can make a huge impact.