Our Climate, Our Stories
A Collection of Stories and Poems by Canadian Youth
Our Climate Our Stories is a compilation of essays, stories, and poems written by Black, Indigenous, and youth of color from Canada. This e-book was developed to amplify diverse voices on emotions related to climate change, as well as journeys and experiences, communication, impacts and climate action. Our Climate, Our Stories showcases 20 young Canadian writers along with illustrations developed by Climate Illustrated.
Our Climate, Our Stories is a project of People Planet Pages, a book club run in partnership with EnviroMuslims, Community Climate Council and Books-Art-Music Collective, with the goal of bringing together a community of readers to discuss environmental and social sustainability, to initiate conversations, and to provide skills necessary to live sustainable lifestyles.
This project was generously funded by the Rising Youth Grant, a program led by TakingItGlobal. Our teams would also like to express our sincere gratitude to Nature Canada, World Wildlife Fund Canada ( WWF-Canada), David Suzuki Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and Climate Strike Canada for providing a foreword and opening statements to each section of the e-book.
We would also like to express our appreciation to the following illustrators for their creative contributions:
- Luise Hesse. Halle, Germany (illustrator and lead designer) @lufie.nesse, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carolina Altavilla. Buenos Aires, Argentina (illustrator and designer) @caroaltavilla, email@example.com
- Jenny Schneider. Boston, USA (illustrator) @Jenny_schneider, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Audrey SUAU. Lyon, France (illustrator) @audreysuau_illustration, email@example.com
- Satyasree Rajeeth. Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (illustrator) @satyasreerajeeth, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zelo Safi. Washington, DC, USA (illustrator) @createdbyz_, email@example.com
- Orvokki a.k.a. Kaisa Leppäkoski. Turku, Finland (illustrator) @mielenkuvia, @kaisaleppakoski, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jenny Caldwell. Olympia, WA, USA (illustrator) @jennycaldwelldesign, @jennypaintswithpixels, email@example.com
- Nina Clausonet. Chiemgau, Germany (illustrator)@nina.clausonet, firstname.lastname@example.org