My Climate Story
FBC’s Youth Program has launched My Climate Story, an exciting new online story map featuring stories from BC youth about how climate change is affecting their lives ─ and what is inspiring them to take climate action. !
My Climate Story project description
My Climate Story is an online platform for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (30 years old or younger) to share their personal stories of climate change impacts and learn about youth-led climate solutions. These stories are shared through a GIS storymap, a highly engaging and interactive platform that provides a space for youth to share their diverse perspectives on how climate change affects them and their communities. The storymap also showcases inspiring climate solutions and communicate opportunities to take action and create a positive narrative for the future. By engaging youth and providing a space for their stories on climate solutions, we validate their efforts and encourage policy and decision makers to make it common practice to consult and integrate youth voices.
Everyone has a climate story and we are all experts in our own
Example stories to get you inspired!
We are looking for a wide range of stories. Here are some examples to get you inspired:
CLIMATE ACTION STORY:
Marina is one of the founders of Climate Guides, a Vancouver based non-profit that focuses on youth engagement in climate action. Climate Guides envisions youth as climate leaders. They facilitate a hands-on mentorship program that connects youth to professionals addressing climate change.
PERSONAL CLIMATE STORY:
Celia is a recent masters of Global Health graduate working as a research coordinator at BC Children’s Hospital in infectious diseases. Her work in Northern BC inspired her to dig deeper into how extractivist industry and global warming are impacting the health of Canada’s most vulnerable populations. Celia’s passion for our natural world and educational voyage has led her to realize just how inextricably linked human health is to climate change and that as our world gets sicker, so do we.
For stories that are related to the Fraser or the Cowichan Rivers, we invite Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to share their personal stories and images about their experience with the impact of climate change and the ways it affects natural, cultural, and recreational heritage values. We're also looking to share how climate action initiatives spearheaded or led by youth can help to conserve those values.
Thank you to our supporters
Many thanks to all the groups and individuals that are supporting this project. Our amazing project advisers come from a wide range of backgrounds and are helping us ensure the final product meets high standards. The advisory team includes:
- Kari Tyler, User Engagement and Training Specialist, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
The first phase of this project is made possible with generous support from our funding partner, BC Parks and Canadian Heritage River System (CHRS).
For more information on the project or if you are interested in being involved, please contact Cherry Tam at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604 488 5354.