Open Planet is unlocking the transformative power of storytelling.

Our library enables everyone, everywhere, access to world-class, scientifically accurate footage and data visualisations of our changing planet.  

In this crucial decade to address the climate and nature crisis, powerful storytelling has never been more important. We need more stories, told from new perspectives, to inspire change and optimism. 

Together with our global network of visionary collaborators, we are empowering activists, changemakers, educators and decision-makers to tell stories that will disrupt discourse and accelerate action on the planetary crisis. 

We’re documenting the major environmental challenges facing our world, and the game-changing solutions and innovators aiding its recovery. All content featured on Open Planet is free to use for educational, environmental and impact storytelling. A growing collection of our footage is also available for commercial use. 

Open Planet is an independent Community Interest Company, also known as a social enterprise. It was created by Studio Silverback, award-winning filmmakers for impact, in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab, creators of interactive, data-driven stories about our planet using the EarthTime platform. Read more about the conception of Open Planet here.   

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