January 27, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn what you can do to reduce your contribution to climate change, which actions make the most difference, and who can help you get started. Also, discover how Maine municipalities are reducing their climate footprints and what you can do to support or initiate those efforts.
A former Board President of Maine Interfaith Power & Light, Sam Saltonstall is a retired teacher who worked on Peaks Island as an energy efficiency volunteer to get over 100 homes weatherized, form three heat pump purchase groups, and bring 1100 LED light bulbs to island customers at lower than store prices. Sam implemented a grant-funded air sealing project at the island school and successfully worked with the City of Portland to get the school’s aged oil boiler replaced. As a member of the Portland Climate Action Team, he helped to lobby for the City’s recently passed building benchmarking ordinance. Sam moved off the Island in 2016, and now makes his home in Brunswick. Sam is currently the Board President of Window Dressers.
Ashley Krulik is the Sustainability Coordinator for the town of Falmouth, ME. The Falmouth Sustainability Office guides the development of policies and practices that promote energy conservation, environmental stewardship, and community resilience now and into the future. Her goal is to promote social resilience and sustainable environmental solutions through community engagement in Maine. She has a Master of Science degree in Urban Placemaking and Management from Pratt Institute, which armed her with the theories and tools needed to focus on the human element of planning while also finding effective environmental solutions to reach sustainability goals in Maine.
Andy Meyer is the Senior Program Manager at Efficiency Maine, an energy agency that has been helping Mainers navigate the world of light bulbs, weatherization and alternative energies since 2002.
Lily McVetty helps manage Efficiency Maine’s residential rebate programs for heat pumps, insulation, water heaters, appliances, and lighting.
Resources related to this topic:
- Climate Action Plan looks to the future of Maine buildings, Green Homes and Healthy Maine
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Taking Action on Climate – You can make a difference!
CREA and BTLT are co-sponsoring a six-part weekly series on climate in January and February. The goal of this series is to inspire people to:
- Take action to slow and hopefully reverse climate change;
- Actively support efforts to address climate change at all levels (public, private, local, state, federal);
- Talk to friends, family, and others about climate solutions.
Please join us for all or some of this virtual series and learn how YOU can make a difference on this urgent issue. Start the new year off with resolve and action!
We welcome Tim Glidden as our Moderator for the entire series!
All events are free and will be hosted via zoom.
2022 Taking Action on Climate Virtual Sessions:
Session 1: Climate Inaction and Disinformation | January 6, 2022
Session 2: Maine Won’t Wait | January 13, 2022
Session 3: What’s On Your Dinner Plate? | January 20, 2022
Session 4: Do Something! | January 27, 2022
Session 5: Subtraction is Action! | February 3, 2022
Session 6: Building Resilience in Challenging Times | February 17, 2022