Data Refuge is a community-driven, collaborative project to preserve public climate and environmental data. When we document the many ways diverse communities use data, we can also advocate for future data. We want to hear your data stories!

Data Stories and Climate Sensing is a suite of public research invitations and projects that explore how climate and environmental data live in the world--how data are made, preserved, and used; how data connect people, places, and non-humans; and how data, paired with story, can spur action on climate. My Climate Story invites personal stories about local experiences of global climate change and can be shared in the public Data Storybank and by using #MyClimateStory. Data Remediations is a podcast and companion blog highlighting data storytelling work supported by the National Geographic Foundation and the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities in Philadelphia, Houston, New York, Baltimore, and Oregon. Climate Sensing and Data Storytelling is a public conference, art exhibit, and climate storytelling incubator happening in Philadelphia in May 2020 and bringing the art and science of these projects together. These initiatives grew out of Data Refuge and some 50+ Data Rescues, archive-a-thons to protect, preserve, and advocate for climate and environmental data. Stories connect data and observations to lives and places and tell us how and why they matter. Share your Climate Story and get involved.

Contribute your climate story and watch this 90 second video for inspiration!

Contribute your Climate Story

Group of climate change activists posing with signs in front a municipal building. Podcast and Blog

Listen to the Data Remediations podcast and read the blog about the ways data connects people and places through stories and art.

Two young children sitting at a table, smiling. Data Storybank

Contribute your Climate Story to our public, collaborative storybank and learn about data stories.

Small green flags with the Data Refuge logo pinned to a map. Storytelling Toolkits

Download the data storytelling toolkit and host your own public engagement event.

Group of people working on computers in a big conference room. Data Catalog

Browse the Data Catalog, which consists of environmental and climate data from different federal and governmental sites.