WADE IN OR HOLD YOUR BREATH? ~Dare to be more resilient?

Those of us who live and work on the West Coast or in California experience life on the continental edge. As the climate changes, as the ocean gets higher, San Francisco Bay bigger, and storms wetter; as wildfires and summer heat intensify; as we juggle the complexities of life during extremes of both culture and weather, how will you react? Acclimatewest is an independent hub for stories about people and places engaged in the work of becoming more resilient. We tell stories around watersheds, translate and celebrate science, offer resources, demystify government initiatives, network and collaborate, and dare you individually and collectively to act.

Acclimatewest’s current new initiatives include writing more stories about Bay Area creeks for its Wade in or Hold Your Breath? series under our Places pages; creating a California Climate Quilt where individuals and groups can tell their own very short stories about resilience and action (Dare25by2025; Citizen Science & Disaster Preparedness); providing platforms for the Bay Area region and the West to see each resilience program, action, and policy in the context of others (under construction); and developing new collaborations with youth so they can explore their environment, prepare for change, and learn how to write, blog, and post about their world (Mycelium Youth Network). Join us in cherishing this brave new world.

AcclimateWest is an experimental independent storytelling project created by writers who regularly cover environmental stories in the San Francisco Bay region. We are working to develop collaborative relationships with public media, public interest agencies, and communities both locally and on the West Coast as we explore and prepare for climate change. This site is a work in progress. Help us build it with your ideas, stories, art, support. See ABOUT.

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Dare 25 by 2025: Dare to be more resilient!

Can you Ramp it Up, Scale it Up? Everyone does a little for the planet. Maybe its swapping out light bulbs, taking shorter showers, choosing paper over plastic, riding the bus or planting a tree. Meet our challenge and help yourself to help the planet!

Citizen Science & Preparedness

Citizen Science & Preparedness

Ever sampled the water quality in your local creek or slough? Tested the amount of dust, allergens, particulate matter in your air? Tracked the migrations of birds along the shoreline or counted the number of cigarette butts found on a beach? Citizen science can help us learn about how healthy our local environment is for both humans and wildlife. it can also help other scientists collect information. Kids can help too.