Adaptation Stories

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

AdaptationStories_mapIn collecting photos to use in the Resilient Design course I’m teaching right now at BAC, I came across a wonderful blog, Adaptation Stories, that’s worth spending some time with. Two young women, Allie Goldstein and Kirsten Howard, who had just completed their Masters studies at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, spent three months last summer traveling 17,000 miles through 31 states and interviewing 158 people who in some way are dealing with adaptation to climate change. They posted 38 stories derived from their travels and interviews. Inspiring!

You can watch a seven-minute video introduction to their adventure here, but you might also want to spend some time perusing some of the many, beautifully illustrated blogs, that are organized by topic within the adaptation/resilience area.


  1. This is brilliant. Clearly one of the breakthrough strategies for resilience and climate adaptation is giving young people the support they need to take creative initiative. Kudos to you Alex for this find.

  2. Very encouraging to hear stories like this: students, young people not only interested, but actually involved in climate-change and then, helping bring awareness to more people everywhere.
    Awareness, an important first step to involvement that, hopefully leads to meaningful solutions.
    Thank you!

  3. Alex: this is an inspirational story – thanks for sharing.


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