Dayna Reggero is an award-winning film director, conservationist, listener, and founding director of the Climate Listening Project. Dayna’s work started at 19, when she began appearing on television with animals to promote conservation.
Salon.com wrote: “By trade, Dayna Reggero is an environmentalist. Her work spans over two decades and ranges from filmmaking to beginning her career as a spokesperson. However, her most skilled work might come in the form of organizing conversations, or simply starting them.”
In a print feature, Woman’s Day Magazine showcased Dayna as an “Earth Mother: an Artist Activist who isn’t just fighting for cleaner air and water, but protecting a community’s most precious resources – its people.”
Dayna has been interviewed by CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX networks and coordinated with Animal Planet, TLC, and the Food Network for features. Her efforts have been featured on hundreds of outlets including NPR, Univision, The Atlantic, and Jane Goodall Institute. Her work was selected by National Geographic as an Open Explorer Expedition and featured in the nationwide PBS series EcoSense for Living.
Dayna’s first film effort was a tour of California’s sustainable farmers in collaboration with Discovery Communications. She then 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 from six continents. She then collaborated with the Sierra Club on the Emmy Award-winning series “Years of Living Dangerously” before founding the Climate Listening Project.
The Climate Listening Project connects hopeful conversations on climate change impacts and community solutions. In her Climate Listening Project work, Dayna traveled to Belize in collaboration with National Audubon Society to listen to birders across borders connected by a common goal to protect a beloved songbird for a documentary short film “The Wood Thrush Connection”. Dayna went on a national listening tour, filming women throughout the United States fighting back and winning against a culture of extraction in collaboration with Moms Clean Air Force for a documentary short film, “The Story We Want”. Dayna traveled across the Unites States in collaboration with NRDC and Cultivating Resilience, listening and filming stories of farmers taking risks and innovating to adapt to a changed climate for a documentary short series on Resilient Agriculture. Then in collaboration with Wordfest, she listened to poets including Joy Harjo, bringing stories, histories to light with the power of our words and our connection to the earth and each other for a short art film, “Earth•People•Words”.
Official Selection, Southeast Regional Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection, Connect Beyond Festival, 2020
Official Selection, Femme Filmmakers Festival, 2019
Official Selection, Film Vault Presents, 2019
Winner, Best Documentary, Micropolitan Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Best Film, 48 Hour Film Festival, 2018
Featured Filmmaker, Beyond the Page Film Festival, 2018
Official Selection, Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, 2018
Official Selection, Cat Fly Indie Film Festival, 2018
McCullough Fellowship Partner, University of North Carolina, 2018
Winner, Best Short Documentary, Belize International Film Festival, 2017
Finalist, Best Environmental Film, Boone Film Festival, 2017
Environment & Ecological #Conchie Social Activism Award, 2017
Outstanding Conservationist Top Nominee, Roosevelt-Ashe Awards, 2016
Featured Filmmaker, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 2016
Shorty Award, Plant-a-Tree Campaign, 2012
Community Leader of the Year, Sustainable Energy Association, 2009
PR Power Award, Public Relations Society of America, 2007
Addy Award, Print Campaign, Advertising Federation, 2006
Addy Award, Mixed Media Campaign, Advertising Federation, 2006
Emerging Leader of the Year, Chamber of Commerce, 2006