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Forest Trees
Under Water


Arts and Climate Initiatives Created by freelance journalist J. Mina Rios 
Water Pollution
Earth and Space
Mina Community Climate Column and Initative
Climate Initiative
Building a Planetary Response to Climate Change
Launched in December 2023

Welcome to the MinaCommUnity - a climate news source and initiative dedicated to building a planetary response to climate change using a simplified approach model with positive reinforcements - including: Climate Art Inspiration | Climate Movement Progress | Sustainable Living Solutions


Author of the MinaCommUnity Column, freelance journalist and climate advocate Mina Rios, is committed to growing the climate movement through effective journalism and initiative efforts that evoke, inspire, and assert action. Subscribe to the MinaCommUnity Column.

Mina Rios is a trained Climate Leader/Content Creator of the Climate Reality Project. She received in-person Leadership Corps Training led by former Vice President Al Gore in Las Vegas, NV from June 11-13, 2022 and virtual Leadership Corps Training in April 2023. Rios is a member of the Climate Reality Project - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and serves as a contributing writer (article list and direct links listed below).

The Climate Reality Project is a global climate initiative founded in 2006 by the former Vice President Al Gore. Chairman Gore also wrote the 2006 Academy Award winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and the 2017 film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power."

To learn more about the Climate Reality Project and Climate Reality - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, visit site links below. 

Climate Reality Project logo
Climate Reality Project Bay Area chapter logo

Climate Reality Project logos used with permission; for public use/distribution only.

Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps Training certification and
Climate Reality Bay Area Chapter writing contributions
M Rios Las Vegas 2022 ClimateCorpsTraining Certif
M Rios LeadershipClimateCorpsTraining 2023 Certif

Climate Reality Project - Bay Area Chapter - Blog Writing Contributions



Dancers in Shadow
Modern Ballet Dancers


The ADAM Arts Initiative 


To create more dialogue in local dance communities; educate the public about funding limitations; and stimulate year-round dance performance patronage.


Mina Communications launched the August Dance Awareness Month initiative (ADAM) in San Diego in 2008 to stimulate local interest in dance. MinaComm partnered with Dance San Diego Magazine to create an ongoing dialogue with the local dance community and establish partnerships with neighboring businesses and non-profits to help strengthen campaign efforts. The initiative was inspired by the former Eveoke Dance Theatre's three-day long Celebrate Dance Festival (CDF), held each August in San Diego's Balboa Park. ADAM would become an extension of Eveoke's weekend event, with performances, workshops, dance film presentations, and mixers held throughout the month of August. During the inaugural year of ADAM, the initiative was warmly received by local media, businesses, the dance community, and Congresswoman Susan Davis, who kindly provided a written endorsement for the ADAM initiative (see below).

2008 Fiscal Receiver: Eveoke Dance Theatre

In-Kind Donors/Partners in Trade

  • Border's

  • Trader Joe's 

  • San Francisco Ballet

  • The Garfield Theatre, JCC La Jolla

  • NTC Promenade/Foundation

  • Karate USA

  • Solare Ristorante

  • Liberty Station Hotels

Arts organizations interested in using the ADAM model to promote their upcoming seasons, submit query here. 

ADAM initiative endorsement from Congresswoman Susan Davis
August Dance Awareness Month ADAM Initiative
August Dance Awareness Month ADAM Initiative
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