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Resilience to Climate Change: Community Success Stories

Date/Time
04/16/18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room
23 Pleasant St
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

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Join AmeriCorps—Maine Campus Compact, Curtis Memorial Library, and the Sustainability Office of Bowdoin College for a special Earth Day lecture series.

Three unique talks will take place in the Morrell Meeting Room. All talks are FREE and open to the public.

Learn more at www.curtislibrary.com/SustainableME

Monday, April 9th, 6:30-8 PM  – Climate Change in Mid-Coast Maine

How is Brunswick and the Mid-Coast Maine region going to be affected by climate change? Learn about how the place we call home may look in the short and long-term future. Topics will include sea level rise, changes in ecology, and temperature and atmospheric differences. Speakers include:

  • Beth Bisson-Maine Sea Grant will speak on species/ecological changes, both terrestrial and aquatic that Maine is and will experience due to climate change.
  • David Carlon, Bowdoin professor, may present on how climate change will affect coastal communities

Monday, April 16th, 6:30-8 PM – Resilience to Climate Change: Community Success Stories

How can we address the effects of climate change and thrive in doing so? Come hear stories of successful community

action that have made Brunswick more resilient, sustainable and secure. Speakers include:

  • Mark Berry, The Nature Conservancy of Maine’s Forest Programs Director, will speak  on forest carbon sequestration
  • Marcia Harrington (organized Brunswick’s Plastic Bag Ban) is speaking on community environmental activism
  • Sustainability of Bowdoin College

Monday, April 23rd, 6:30-8 PM  – DIY Adaptations & Home Energy Efficiency

Save money and adapt to climate change all from the comfort of your living room! Learn about DIY home weatherization projects and energy efficiency tips that will cut back on heating and energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Efficiency Maine will present on their energy efficiency rebate and incentive programs.  Speakers include:

  • ReVision Energy will present on Solarize Brunswick and solar panel installation
  • Efficiency Maine will present on their work and services.
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