CAVU Initiatives

New Mexico: Unearthed

New Mexico: Unearthed»
Exploring Oil & Gas Issues in New Mexico

“Unearthed” utilizes the power of local voices in film, storytelling, and community collaboration to bridge the gap between ideological extremes, linking climate, economy, and health so that they are more easily understood as non-partisan issues. In coordination with more than 20 local and national non-profits, schools, community and religious organizations, we will roll-out our video and webinar series through social media, radio, meet-ups and public forums.

Florida: Ahead of the Tide

Florida: Ahead of the Tide»

“Ahead of the Tide” is an independent movement launching a 10-part video series in February highlighting the effects of sea level rise and climate change through the stories and voices of local Floridians. Each short video (5 to 7 minutes) will showcase various aspects concerning sea level rise and will include interviews with scientists, engineers, politicians, conservation directors, educators, authors, activists.

Belize: Reefs for People

Belize: Reefs for People»

The Belize Barrier Reef system is in danger, threatened by rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification and increasing storms. Belize is also facing homegrown problems such as pollution from run-off activities, sedimentation, eutrophication, overfishing and habitat loss due to unplanned development.

New Mexico: Saving the Gila River

New Mexico: Saving the Gila River»
Billion-Dollar Boondoggle

Originating in America’s first designated wilderness area — a protection inspired by Aldo Leopold — New Mexico’s Gila River is a mainstay for the region’s recreation economy and a biological gem whose riparian forests boast one of the highest concentrations of breeding birds in the country. But it’s now at risk from a billion-dollar diversion project. After three failed attempts to dam and divert this still-wild river, developers are hoping the fourth time’s a charm.

Costa Rica: Nuestras Aguas, Nuestra Vida

Costa Rica: Nuestras Aguas, Nuestra Vida»

Along Costa Rica’s once remote south Pacific coast, a crisis looms. The access to Potable water, one of the most basic of human rights, is in jeopardy. Unplanned development has parceled coastal mountains and rainforest, unleashing a cycle of erosion and pollution that gravely threatens the Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Latin America’s first marine park, and the region’s sustainable tourism-based economy.