Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Issue: Environmental and Social Justice
Program Topic: A new initiative to move Mount Desert Island towards energy independence by 2030.
Key Discussion Points:
1) Today we look at an unflinching local initiative to address climate change. A new organization, MDI Climate Solutions has set a goal to move Mount Desert Island towards fossil fuel free energy by 2030.
2) The “Climate to Thrive” initiative will be launched on January 24th at a public event from 3-6pm at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. This will include looking at a vast expansion of solar power on the island.
3) We also look towards the Alliance for a Common Good’s 4th Annual Rally of Unity next week in Augusta.
A) Gary Friedman, Bar Harbor town councilor; climate activist
B) Larry Dansinger, Alliance for a Common Good