Dayna Reggero

Environmentalist and filmmaker, Dayna Reggero, films the stories of those most profoundly affected by climate change and environmental degradation. Here, Dayna shares how her mother’s cancer diagnosis made her an activist, the story of her first clueless endeavor into filmmaking, how she went from cleaning zoo cages to appearing on NBC, CBS, ABC, & CNN, and what keeps her creating when the pain of everything runs too deep.

My mother’s cancer diagnosis made me want to take action about the things that I care about today and not wait until tomorrow because you never know what is going to happen.

Some things we talk about…

  • the effect her mom’s cancer diagnosis had on her life
  • how she made her first film with just a Go Pro and a mediocre mic
  • what it’s like to face physical danger in one’s work 
  • and how to go for your dreams no matter how big they are or how little you know

“The things that we do in our daily lives, whether we intend it to or not, everything we do has a footprint and an impact.”

“Share your story because you don’t want someone else to share your story for you or not to share your story at all. We need to share our stories, our history, and the reality of what is happening today so that we can make things better.”