Subtraction is Action! – Climate Action Session 5

  • February 3, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With a little planning and intentionally reshaping our habits, we can often do more with less, to the benefit of our children and grandchildren.

In this session, we’ll consider how economizing your actions and using what you have can have an impact on climate. We’ll also learn how Maine is leading the nation in requiring producers to reduce packaging waste – bringing the idea of using as little possible to into our statewide policies.


Leidy Klotz is a professor at the University of Virgina school of Engineering, where he delves into underexplored overlaps between engineering and behavioral science, in pursuit of more sustainable systems. Klotz focuses on how we transform things from how they are to how we want them to be. His research on the science of design has appeared in both Nature and Science, and he is the author of Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less. He has written for The Washington Post, Fast Company, LitHub, The Globe and Mail, and The Behavioral Scientist.

As the Natural Resource Council of Maine’s Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator, Chrissy Adamowicz helps communities realize NRCM’s sustainability goals to protect Maine’s environment. She provides assistance to concerned citizens and is here to help you every step of the way. Prior to working at NRCM, Chrissy promoted sustainability in Androscoggin County through healthy eating and active living initiatives. She has a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University. Chrissy enjoys the outdoors, travel, art, and daydreaming of car-free places.

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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