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State of Change


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A PBS NC Original Production

This season, State of Change: Seeds of Hope meet the North Carolinians who are adapting to our changing climate in new and inspiring ways. From conserving land and growing food that’s tolerant of extreme conditions to using farmland to produce both crops and solar energy, these innovators are facing the challenges of climate change with perseverance and ingenuity.

State of Change is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.


Climate Change Stories

Hear from North Carolinians in these stories about climate change effects & innovative solutions across the state.

Charles looks up among the trees. Text is "Because [these trees] are almost 3000 years old, they give us the story of weather east of the Rockies." -Charles Robbins

NC's Ancient Trees

Our ancient trees are not just beautiful and majestic. They provide an accurate record of more than two millennia of weather east of the Rockies.

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Panel Discussion with Featured Guests

Following a screening of the film, Frank Graff, host "Sci NC" leads a conversation about climate resiliency, focusing on solar energy and growing plants that are conditioned for extreme weather conditions. 

Panelists: Kathie Dello, Director of NC State Climate Office; Mary Alice Holley Associate Director of Conservation Trust for North Carolina; Steve Kalland, Executive Director of NC Energy Collaborative; Michelle Lotker, Executive Producer of State of Change; Ajulo Othow, CEO of EnerWealth Solutions; Jacob Rutz, Lecturer of agroecology at Elon University.

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State of Change is produced with support from the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.

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