Dayna is an environmentalist. She started out as a spokesperson at 19 years old, appearing on television with local and endangered species. Her new effort is the Climate Listening Project, traveling around the world to connect hopeful conversations on climate and community through video, film, and collaboration. Read more about Dayna’s work in Woman’s Day Magazine “Earth Mothers” (March 2018) and online via Salon.com “The Human Faces of Climate Change” (November 2017).
Master of Applied Science, Environmental Policy and Management
Bachelor of Arts, Communications
Television and Film
Dayna has been interviewed by CNN, appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX networks around the nation as a wildlife and sustainability expert, and coordinated with Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery and the Food Network for features. Her Sustainable Food Tour took her around California in a Chevy Volt to film food experts, biodynamic wineries, and organic food producers with Discovery and NPR. She collaborated with the Sierra Club on season one of the amazing climage change docu-series: Years of Living Dangerously. She produced an international video series with the Environmental Paper Network to launch a new Global Paper Vision with more than 130 large and small organizations around the world working together to stop deforestation. In 2016, Dayna traveled to Belize to film her first documentary feature in collaboration with the Audubon Society; and then went on a national tour to eight states in collaboration with Moms Clean Air Force.
Dayna launched Woody Harrelson’s Step Forward Paper in the United States; coordinated with Ian Somerhalder and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation during the Years of Living Dangerously / Sierra Club Beyond Coal collaboration and during the Environmental Paper Network Global Paper Vision Launch; shared the inspiring voices of Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Cheech Marin on the Pacha’s Pajamas launch album connecting children and nature; interviewed Michelle Branch, Adam Savage, Olivia Newton John, Fabulous Beekman Boys, Bill McKibben, Amy Goodman and many more for films, videos or features; and coordinated with Danny Glover and Patti LaBelle at events for social justice and animal welfare; …
The Collider, Wake Forest University, Royal Roads University, University of Montana, Lenoir-Rhyne University, University of North Carolina, St. Andrew’s University, AERO Conference, Authentic Communities Summit, Organic Growers School, Northwest Florida Women’s Expo, Interfaith Power & Light Spring Celebration, Audubon Society NC Annual Celebration, Green Festival Los Angeles, Accelerating Appalachia, Americorps Project Conserve… Book Dayna here.