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Will Steger’s Climate Story

When I was a kid in Richfield, I loved to play hockey. Even though I loved it, I decided to trade my hockey skates to a neighbor for a wagon full of National Geographic magazines. They changed my life because they instilled my desire for adventure and exploration. I also remember reading Huck Finn in […]

Dry Smoky Isolated Mountain Home

I am an environmental educator in the 21st century in the United States of America. I am a white woman with more years of formal education than most people in the world. I am a homeowner in a rural connected region of the Rocky Mountains. And, the climate crisis has been the most significant focal […]

Why I Started to Care About Climate Change, and You Should Too

My climate journey started at the beginning of my senior year in high school. By that time I’d heard of climate change and knew the effects it had on our planet, but I wasn’t formally taught about global warming growing up. Due to the lack of climate education in public schools, it was not something […]

Our initial instruction is to protect the sacred

My name is Kampeska Cinkila Win, my English name is Nicole Montclair Donaghy. I’m a Húŋkpapȟa-Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna sovereign being of the Standing Rock Nation, I also honor my descendancy of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people on my father’s side. I come from a place where the root causes […]

Wakanyeja

This climate story starts before time was told by clocks or watches. This climate story started with the movement of stars through the sky, the sun and moon dancing around the horizon. In many ways, this story fell from the stars, delivered by grandfathers of an ancient past. This story is a love story, one […]

Connecting Across the Aisle

“My son is failing his Spanish course, since he won’t hand in his homework!”  “Everytime I ask about her friends, my daughter gets upset and locks herself in her room.”  “I’ve been asking my son to help get our equipment together for the upcoming hunt, and he won’t budge from his video games.”  This was […]