Youth participants from across the state crafted their personal climate stories in two 2022 workshops.
MCAN ran two four-session workshops in 2022, Crafting Your Own Climate Story, with teaching artists from the Telling Room. Youth participants from across the state crafted their personal climate stories, learning and sharing an understanding of their individual place in the climate crisis. These youth writers showed their care about the place they live in and observed the changes around them. All our stories will connect us through understanding the effect the climate crisis is having on our lives and will inspire us to action to confront the climate crisis. Enjoy these youths’ stories!
"He looked back, savoring the green grass, the crashing waterfall, savoring the memory of it all. He then turned back and walked up the stairs, through the hall, and out the door into his polluted, dry world."
– Ian Seckler
University of Maine at Machias
"No one wishes for their home to crumble
nor to shift with the swelling tides..."
– Makili Matty
"Natua's fury burned hotter than magma. She was brutal. Plague after plague, each more threatening than the last. The ground shook, oceans churned, fires devoured everything. Even the plants and animals answered her call for vengeance, eager to bite back."
– Abigail Holubrinkle
Sunrise Movement Franklin County/MYCJ
"The relationships we made in the nearly 4 year legal battle grew into a resilient network of communities across the state. We have seen many victories since, all crucial steps in the direction of water justice."
– Luke Sekera-Flanders
"A little girl sits on the ground in her backyard, tiny fingers deliciously intertwined with the soft blades of grass. The world belongs to her, and she belongs to the world."
– Tamra Benson