Climate & Community 6/27/24: Heat Waves & Cooling Centers

Host: Brianna Cunliffe

Description: Climate & Community covers June’s record-breaking heat wave that brought sweltering temperatures to Maine communities, giving us a taste of climate impacts to come, and challenging a state where peoples’ bodies and communities’ infrastructure is unprepared for climbing temperatures. We discuss how several towns across the state are leveraging climate resilience funding to create cooling centers or other places of refuge to help the most vulnerable among us cope with these impacts. To find a cooling center near you, visit: www.maine.gov/mema/response-recovery/mass-care.

Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at www.aclimatetothrive.org.

Climate & Community 6/20/24: Climate&ME Connects Maine Youth to Climate Policy (Part 2)

Host: Brianna Cunliffe

Description: Climate & Community talks with Abigail Hayne, the Youth Climate Engagement Fellow with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation, about the new Climate& Me initiative, launched to make engaging with climate action, especially the ongoing update of the state climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait, more accessible to young people across the state. The second part of our conversations is coming next week, and you can access all the Climate & Me resources at www.maine.gov/climateplan/climateandme 

Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at www.aclimatetothrive.org.

Climate & Community 6/13/24: Climate&ME Connects Maine Youth to Climate Policy (Part 1)

Host: Brianna Cunliffe

Description: Climate & Community talks with Abigail Hayne, the Youth Climate Engagement Fellow with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation, about the new Climate& Me initiative, launched to make engaging with climate action, especially the ongoing update of the state climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait, more accessible to young people across the state. The second part of our conversations is coming next week, and you can access all the Climate & Me resources at www.maine.gov/climateplan/climateandme 

Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at www.aclimatetothrive.org.

Climate & Community 6/4/24: New Network Connects Mainers to Clean Energy Jobs

Host: Brianna Cunliffe

Description: Climate & Community covers the new Maine Clean Energy Jobs Network launched in late May by the Governor’s Energy Office, designed to connect Mainers to careers in clean energy, and bolster progress in this fast-growing sector of the economy that’s key to achieving our climate action goals. Access the network at https://mainecleanenergyjobs.com/

 
Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at www.aclimatetothrive.org.

Climate & Community 5/30/24: Climate Convergence Builds Community Towards 2030 Vision

Host: Brianna Cunliffe

Description: Climate & Community speaks with Scott Vlaun of the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy on their fifth annual Climate Convergence, which was held in Norway, Maine, on May 17th and 18th, with keynote speeches from scientist and polar explorer Dr. Susana Hancock and Living on Earth host Steve Curwood, musical performances, and more.  Learn more and view highlights at www.ecologybasedeconomy.org/ 

Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at www.aclimatetothrive.org.

Climate & Community 5/23/24: Wild Acadia Reimagines Restoration with Community Partnerships

Host: Brianna Cunliffe

Description: Climate & Community speaks with Lauren Gibson of Friends of Acadia on the Wild Acadia initiatives working to steward our summits and cultivate partnerships to enhance the resilience of a changing landscape throughout Acadia National Park. Learn more and get involved at friendsofacadia.org/our-impact/wild-acadia/.

 
Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at www.aclimatetothrive.org.

Climate & Community 5/16/24: Solar For All Funding Invests in Equity for Maine’s Energy Transition

Host: Brianna Cunliffe

Description: Climate & Community covers the $62 million award received last month by the Maine Governor’s Energy Office as part of the Solar For All program, and the programs it will fund to support deployment of solar and energy storage to benefit low-income and disadvantaged communities, equitably driving more deployment of climate solutions that prioritize Maine’s most vulnerable. Learn more about this program and the transformative impact it could have for communities at www.maine.gov/energy/initiatives/infrastructure/solar-for-all.

 
Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at www.aclimatetothrive.org.

Climate & Community 4/24/24: Landscape of Change, Pt. 2: Climate Conversations Throughout History with the MDI Historical Society

Host: Brianna Cunliffe

Description: Climate & Community continues our conversation with Raney Bench, Executive Director of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, about “Landscape of Change”, a nationally-recognized collaboration between the Historical Society, Schoodic Institute, the MDI Biological Laboratory, A Climate to Thrive, Acadia National Park, and College of the Atlantic that documents the scope, scale and speed of climate change on Mount Desert Island, and allows community members to develop a common understanding of the impacts on the place they call home. Learn more at mdihistory.org/landscape-of-change .

 
Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at www.aclimatetothrive.org.