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 […]

Isabella’s Climate Story

COP21: Power Dynamics of Loss and Damage I was raised in an environmental family. One of my earliest memories is protesting the creation of 11 new coal-fired power plants at the Texas State Capitol with my mother, and as I’ve grown older, concerns about sustainability have stayed with me. November 2015, I was fortunate to […]

Lynda’s Climate Story

A Minnesota Red Pine Woodland Garden I’ve been at master gardener since 2001- Something I’d always wanted to do with my interest in trees and shade gardening, woodland gardening.  Horticulture is in my blood. I come from a long line of farmers on both sides of the family. My great-great paternal grandfather immigrated to Minnesota […]

Lyz’s Climate Story

Lyz is an artist, educator, and member of Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Ojibwe My Indian name is “the lady who knows how to sing.” I am from Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, of the Eagle Clan.   We live on the reservation at Fond Du Lac. My dad is […]

Kristin’s Climate Story

Iron Filings: The Iron Range Conundrum Minnesota’s Iron Range is my acquired home, mine and my husband’s. Its beauty and magnetism are an acquired taste as well. Pockmarked by mine pits, the horizon silhouetted by the broad grassy anvils of reclaimed mine dumps, with flat expanses previously logged but now scrubbed by spruce and aspen, […]

Siri’s Climate Story

Some of the best memories I have from growing up are from playing pond hockey. I used to spend hours and hours of my evenings as a kid playing with my friends and family at the neighborhood rink near my school. I practically lived there from the time the ice was ready in December until […]

Terry’s Climate Story

Guys’ Ski Trips One of the things that many Minnesotans of a certain age may identify with is the development of cross country skiing. In the early 70s it consisted of tramping through the woods on wide wooden skis, stopping occasionally to apply wax and take a swig from a leather wineskin. There were few […]

Anna’s Climate Story

What We Have to Lose I’m a very lucky person, and not just because I belong to a beautiful family, but because I was born in Minnesota, a state with amazing access to Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in North America, and our own personal collection of just absolutely amazing untouched woods and water. […]

Paul & Susan Schurke’s Climate Story

This week as we mark the 30th anniversary of our 1986 North Pole expedition, Will Steger has noted that global warming has disintegrated the Canadian ice shelf from which we launched out across the Arctic Ocean: human-induced climate change has eliminated our route.  While that may only impact a few extreme adventurers like us, here […]