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WaterBear Network forms impact storytelling partnership with 5 Media

by Sam Sutaria

April 22, 2022

This Earth Day, WaterBear Network, a free streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet, has announced a unique partnership with new impact media foundation, 5 Media. Sharing the common mission of inspiring action through storytelling, the two innovative media platforms will join forces to deepen the global impact of environmental stories.

To kickstart the partnership, 5 Media has specially curated a selection of programming themed around Earth Day for the platform. Titles include EVE, a short documentary following a nine-year-old activist; Wild Innovators, a five-part series telling the stories of inspirational women on the forefront of environmental and Plastic Warriors, a film exploring the damaging effects of plastic pollution and highlighting the possibilities of change through youth empowerment.

WaterBear Network will also release an editorial series, sharing 5 Media’s inspiring articles with their rapidly growing global community monthly. From rewilding to circularity, food waste to sustainable fashion, WaterBear members will read about the issues that put our planet at risk and the ways to take action to build a more sustainable future.

Launching next month, 5 Media will also have its own dedicated impact channel on the WaterBear Network app and platform, showcasing content around 5 Media’s mission of creating a better, more inclusive society that values change by telling the stories of those making a positive impact on our planet.

“As a fellow impact media platform, 5 Media is the perfect Founding Partner for us. In the age of disinformation, there’s a real need to tell meaningful stories that not only raise awareness for important issues but also inspire citizens to take action. By building a coalition of like-minded media outlets like 5 Media as well as brands and NGOs, we hope to achieve just that.”

~Sam Sutaria, WaterBear’s VP of Strategy & Development

“We’re excited to be partnering with WaterBear and share the powerful stories of innovators at the forefront of socio-environmental change with their engaged audience worldwide, contributing to encouraging their members to take action towards a more sustainable future.”

~Abi Olusanya, 5 Media’s Marketing Manager

WaterBear Network is aiming to create a coalition of like-minded organisations and brands, from SME to large corporations, and form long-term impact-led partnerships based on shared values and mutual objectives.


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