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Taking Action on Climate: Do Something!
January 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn what you can do to reduce your contribution to climate change, which actions make the most difference, and who can help you get started. Also, discover how Maine municipalities are reducing their climate footprints and what you can do to support or initiate those efforts. Start the new year with resolve and action! Learn how YOU can make a difference on these urgent issues.
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Our Moderator for the series is Tim Glidden, recently retired from serving as President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust since 2011. Prior to that, he led the Land for Maine’s Future program and has been active on the environmental scene in Maine since 1983.
Do Something Speakers:
Sam Saltonstall is a retired teacher who spends his time advocating for and advancing sustainability and climate action. Among other things, he has worked as an energy efficiency volunteer to get over 100 homes weatherized on Peaks Island, formed heat pump purchase groups, and facilitated air sealing and aged boiler replacement at a school. As a member of the Portland Climate Action Team, he lobbied for Portland’s building benchmarking ordinance which requires certain property owners property owners to track and report monthly energy and water use. Sam is currently Board President of Window Dressers, a nonprofit that makes custom interior storm windows to reduce energy costs.
Ashley Krulik is the Sustainability Coordinator for the town of Falmouth, ME. The Falmouth Sustainability Office guides the development of policies and practices that promote energy conservation, environmental stewardship, and community resilience. Falmouth is currently reviewing and updating its Climate Action Plan and in the process of inventorying greenhouse gas sources in the town. Ashley has a Master of Science degree in Urban Placemaking and Management from Pratt Institute.
Lily McVetty helps manage Efficiency Maine’s residential rebate programs for heat pumps, insulation, water heaters, appliances, and lighting.
Andy Meyer is the Senior Program Manager at Efficiency Maine, an energy agency that has been helping Mainers navigate the world of light bulbs, weatherization, and alternative energies since 2002.
The Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) are co-sponsoring a six-part weekly series on climate in January and February. The goal of this series is to inspire people to:
- Take action to slow and hopefully reverse climate change
- Actively support efforts to address climate change at all levels (public, private, local, state, federal)
- Talk to friends, family, and others about climate solutions.
2022 Taking Action on Climate Virtual Sessions:
Session 1: Climate Inaction and Disinformation | January 6, 2022
Session 2: Maine Won’t Wait | January 13, 2022
Session 3: What’s On Your Dinner Plate? | January 20, 2022
Session 4: Do Something! | January 27, 2022
Session 5: Subtraction is Action! | February 3, 2022
Session 6: Building Resilience in Challenging Times | February 17, 2022