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 […]

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 […]