‘The Climate Challenge’ – a six part television series that follows the triumphs and disasters of four student teams competing in a climate action mission, has received funding approval from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The series, that is to air on DCTV, carried on the Virgin Media platform, will see the students receive training in environmental action in four areas – food, fashion, household and lifestyle – before splitting into four teams, each assigned one of those themes. The students must then develop a social media campaign around their given theme, assisted by a mentor specialist in that area. The series culminates with a gala award night where the winning all four campaigns are viewed by an audience and panel of judges and a winner chosen.
“The competitive element is really to introduce an element of challenge and fun,” explains Declan, executive producer and director. “The real value is that four social media campaigns, promoting real steps that everyone can take, will be shared across the web and that can only have a positive impact.”
Filming will take place in the new year with the series expected to screen in the latter part of 2023.