The Climate Solutions Expo and a Summit took place on March 12, 2014, at the Augusta Civic Center. Across Maine, families, farms, small businesses, schools, organizations and governments are engaged in exciting initiatives to solve climate change. Climate Solutions provided a showcase for these initiatives, bringing people together to explore practical and sustainable climate solutions here in Maine.
Based on public opinion research, over 100,000 Maine voters (approximately 11% of Maine’s active voter population) say that climate change is extremely important to them personally and is likely to influence their vote. Almost 500,000 voters in Maine (more than half) believe that they are already highly knowledgeable about climate change.
Even among this group, many don’t know what to do to help solve it together. As the first statewide event of its kind, Climate Solutions addressed this need in Maine, showing how to turn sincere concern into meaningful action.
Our goal and objectives
Our overall goal was to inspire and encourage positive and effective action to start solving climate change now, here in Maine.
Our specific objectives were to:
- Demonstrate to the legislature, state government, and the community at large that there is extensive support for action on climate change and already much work being done.
- Give attendees an opportunity to learn, network and build coalitions.
- Create a space for broad participation in public policy discussions of climate change.
The 2014 event
Expo – business, government, technology, education and community initiatives shared their climate solutions with the general public through exhibits, break out sessions, and a plenary. The Expo was FREE and open to the public throughout the day.
Summit – thought leaders from Maine seriously considered public policy on climate change during a day-long work session, using the Climate Solutions Maine 2020 Vision as a framework for discussion.
How to get involved
Volunteer to help with follow up to Climate Solutions 2014 – see our Volunteer page.
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