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Climate Change in Maine: Bowdoin Students Take Action
April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The impacts of climate change are being felt here in Maine and around the world. We all need to pitch in to address and reverse expected impacts. For inspiration and ideas on how to get involved, join our panel of Bowdoin College students. Learn what younger generations are doing and what efforts to address climate change look like at the local level. Through summer fellowships and independent projects, these students have drilled down into issues of sea level rise, transportation, and equity issues associated with climate impacts.
Through our presenters, we will get a sense for what local officials are thinking and doing as they plan for the changing climate while trying to reduce impacts. For example:
- How do we make walking more appealing to people?
- How do we make people aware of bicycle and pedestrian options?
- Is climate change having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations ?
- What information do we need to help people visualize the impact of sea level rise?
- How do we prioritize transportation improvements to maximize climate benefits while minimizing inequities?
Bowdoin students Nick Suarez, Lily McVetty, Lauren Caffe, Matt Nakamoto, and Beckett Slayton have worked in the communities of Brunswick, Topsham, Rockland, and Camden, gathering data to inform local responses to climate change. Beckett served on the transportation work group of the Governor’s Climate Council. They will share summaries of their work, what they learned, and what opportunities they see ahead. You will be both amazed and impressed by their work.
Get a behind the scenes look at climate action at the local level. Hopefully, you will be inspired to learn how you can get involved and take action to make a difference in your community and beyond.
Photo credit: Bill Oxford