Youth Climate-Fiction Stories from Thurston County
By Samara Almonte, TCAT Digital Media Coordinator
Science-fiction is an established genre in literature and media which many of us are probably familiar with. The exciting thing about art however, is that it is continuously evolving to reflect current events in society. In the recent years a new genere within sci-fi has emerged, called “climate-fiction” or “cli-fi” for short. Cli-fi focuses on blending current knowledge about climate change and visions of our future, depending on the actions we take today.
Most recently, youth from the Climate Club at Capital High School, put out a call at the end of 2020 for submissions of cli-fi stories by students. Climate Club is led by President Rebecca McMillin Hastings and Vice President Karina Greenlee. Both of these young women are involved in TCAT’s Youth Education Community Outreach (YECO) action group and are vigorously taking climate action in their community.
As co-facilitator for YECO on behalf of TCAT, I worked with Karina to create a small e-booklet to share the 11 amazing cli-fi stories that were submitted by students at CHS. The publication is now available on YECO’s page, which you can access by clicking here!
If you are a young climate activists, or know a young person interested in taking climate action in Thurston County, invite them to join the next YECO virtual meeting! The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 at 7PM.