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So far Traci Schalow has created 71 blog entries.


By |2021-02-26T14:03:10-07:00February 26th, 2021|Stories|

I’m an avid backyard gardener. I follow weather patterns, maintain soil quality, and adjust how I plant — what, where and when. Based on seasonal variations and annual fluctuations, there’s no doubt that year after year, our climate has shifted. Keeping an annual garden journal helps me remain tuned in and document observable changes over time. BACK TO STORIES / HISTORIAS


By |2021-02-26T12:52:00-07:00February 26th, 2021|Stories|

Freedom I have freedom; freedom of choice. Today and everyday I choose to take steps towards bringing our human species back into balance with our natural world. I am committed to re-establishing the harmonious balance with our brothers and sisters in the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. Bringing our worlds back into balance, I believe, begins with one simple step: exercising my Freedom; my freedom of choice and freely choosing HARMONY in and with ALL creations and […]


By |2021-02-26T11:08:35-07:00February 26th, 2021|Stories|

Every year, with another record-breaking wildfire season, our valley becomes more vulnerable to seeing higher levels of smoke from fires, near and far. One culprit is climate change. My work in the wildfire environment began over 40 years ago when I was a part time firefighter for the Forest Service. Now my role is as an Air Resource Advisor, forecasting wildfire smoke impacts to affected areas. Over the last couple of decades I’ve seen significant growth in […]


By |2021-02-25T19:04:22-07:00February 25th, 2021|Stories|

I am taking steps to restore our climate by leading climate change education efforts through Wild Rose Education both locally, across the region, and across the country. Teaching talented educators and facilitators to be confident and knowledgeable in climate topics through graduate courses, professional development, and facilitating networks is inspiring and impactful. As a PolarTREC educator I am reaching youth and adults with polar science and climate change through many channels. Making the science and justice impacts […]


By |2021-02-25T19:02:12-07:00February 25th, 2021|Stories|

Living over 35 years in Colorado, ive witnessed the climate changing continuously for decades. As a dendrophile Ive witnessed our forests and trees impacted severely. Aspen stands dying off from fungal diseases & heart attacks from drought, beetles turning our conifers into brown & red matchsticks. The accumulation of these dead trees have fueled the largest wildfires in the states history. BACK TO STORIES / HISTORIAS

Long Soldier

By |2021-02-25T18:56:55-07:00February 25th, 2021|Stories|

I come from Lakota Nation. I am an Oglala elder. Living in harmony with earth and the elements that constitute all life forms , is part of the way of life that all Indigenous Peoples share. With the exploitation of Mother earth, the 4 elements are poisoned and consequently humans and all living beings are impacted. Climate change affects all of us. As the Cree proverb goes: “When the last tree is cut down, the last fish […]

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