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Isabel’s Climate Story

As shared at the 2017 National Adaptation Forum Opening Plenary It took me awhile to recognize that as a youth my voice is important and should contribute to mobilizing change. Even now I often struggle with that and find myself constantly frustrated with how youth voices are not being valued or involved in different spaces. […]

Alexia’s Climate Story

Be the Change My mother passed away from breast cancer when I was seven. She was in her mid-thirties and there were some speculations made about chemicals from the cornfield behind our house. My mother and father were very close with nature and took my sister and me canoeing and hiking throughout Indiana and beyond […]

Sue’s Climate Story

Those of us who grew up in the late fifties and early sixties remember many things that are no longer a part of our everyday lives: party telephone lines, addresses without ZIP codes, lessons in twirling batons, the static of transistor radios, and spending much of the summer barefoot. I remember all of these things […]

Cassandra’s Climate Story

I grew up on a farm on the border of Scott and Dakota County along with my three siblings, and went to Lakeville schools my whole life. My parents had 25 acres of land that we mainly used to board horses. Throughout my childhood we had many different animals including pigs, turkeys, chickens, homing pigeons, […]

Ani’s Climate Story

For as long as I can remember I’ve lived in a small, rural town in Vermont. Summers were dedicated to family canoe trips, hiking, camping, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors. Fall and spring were spent playing sports outside, as well as helping out around our yak farm and the local farmer’s market. Even during the […]

Ann’s Climate Story (Duluth)

In the late 1970’s I was a young Mother with two daughters. My parents had moved to 13 acres in the country after I left home, and they spent their retirement years raising organic vegetables and apples in a small orchard.  Reading copies of Organic Gardening magazine and helping out in the gardens heightened my […]