A Community Call for Climate Stories
Have you been working to address the threat of climate change? Are you involved in any activities that will help your community adapt to change? Have you made changes to your commute, diet, residence, landscaping/land-management practices, purchasing/consumption habits, work, or how you volunteer?
Each story answers three simple questions: 1) What motivated you to act? 2) What was your response or change in behavior or practice? and 3) What have you learned from your experience? (If applicable, to what extent has your work connected to local or state government efforts?)
Please share your climate adaptation story in 500 words or less along with photos, video, or sound recording using our California Naturalist Story Capture Survey. Download a flier to share here.
Thank you for helping us highlight the faces, voices, and lessons behind a wide range of individual and community stories related to addressing climate change.
Paige DeCino’s Climate Story
Paige DeCino’s realization about climate change impact is driven by thoughts of her grandchildren’s future. Her response is to learn, engage, and educate others. As a result she feels a greater sense of purpose and connection.
Having grandchildren gives one the connection to the future that is otherwise tenuous. Climate change will impact them in ways my generation won't see. I can't conscientiously sit back and do nothing for them and generations to follow.
These give me a sense of purpose and make me feel more connected to my community and the natural environment.
Paige DeCino is a UC California Naturalist and a California Naturalist course instructor with Preserve Calavera, a non-profit organization that protects, enhances, and stores the natural resource of coastal north San Diego County.