Acadia Senior College


A Climate to Thrive: Working Together to Achieve Energy Independence

March 11, 2022

12:00 Noon

Virtual presentation via Zoom

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A Climate to Thrive (ACTT) was founded in 2015 with the goal of bringing together Mount Desert Island residents, businesses, and towns to achieve energy independence by 2030 and make MDI an inspiring epicenter of citizen engagement, sustainability, and economic vitality. Over the past six years, ACTT has realized substantial impact, including a fivefold increase in solar generation on MDI, establishing an electric vehicle (EV) charging corridor throughout Eastern Maine, supporting MDI high school in building rooftop solar to generate all school energy needs, assisting over 70 local hospitality businesses in reducing single-use plastics, and impactful internship and educational programs.

Founding member and current Interim Executive Director Johannah Blackman and ACTT intern Gaia Daul will speak about ACTT's work and plans for the future while highlighting the specific benefits of community-based, solutions-focused climate action and why that type of action is more important now than ever before.

Johannah Blackman brings together over a decade of experience in nonprofit management, over twelve years of experience in climate action, and a background in education, youth mentorship, and counseling psychology. Johannah’s particular passion is helping anyone and everyone discover their unique contribution to the building climate justice solutions movement. She is an avid writer, explorer, and a mother.

This event is free and open to everyone.

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Note: Please register no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11th to ensure you receive the Zoom link.

A Climate to Thrive: Working Together to Achieve Energy Independence