Climate change session April 15

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Democratic Committee is presenting programs highlighting President Biden’s Build Back Better actions. At the group’s April meeting, the program will focus on federal, state and local governmental and non-governmental actions to address climate change.

The Zoom meeting will be held on April 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. Registration is required by April 14. 

Participants will learn about actions taken at the national and state level to reduce the threats of the changing climate and create economic opportunities.

University of Maine Climate Change Institute, School of Forest Resources and School of Food and Agriculture Professor Ivan Fernandez will speak about what science shows is the current and near future climate in our area of Maine. Then, as the co-chairman of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Maine Climate Council, he will discuss some of the conclusions of the council’s Maine Can’t Wait report.

State Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) will bring participants up to date on actions at the State House to address the Climate Council’s work and climate change.

Locally, the board chairwoman of MDI’s A Climate to Thrive organization, Johanna Blackman, will address ACTT’s plans to reach its goal of energy independence on MDI by 2030.

Pam Person will talk about her work as a member of the national League of Women Voters Climate Task Force and Renewable Energy and Oceans subcommittees.

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