Upcoming Sessions

May 29

Portland & South Portland: One Climate Future

The Cities of Portland and South Portland are developing One Climate Future, a joint climate action & adaptation plan that will chart our ambitious and collaborative course to a thriving, inclusive future. Join Sustainability Directors Julie Rosenbach (South Portland) and Troy Moon (Portland) for a discussion about climate impacts the... Read more

Past Sessions

May 15

Carbon Pricing

Robert Stoddard, Managing Director of Berkeley Research Group's Energy & Climate practice discussed the opportunities and challenges for pricing carbon emissions to help address the climate crisis.... Read more
May 8

A Climate Action Plan for Maine

During this Lunch & Learn, we discussed the Maine Climate Council's work to develop a new Climate Action Plan for Maine. Hannah Pingree, Director of the Governor's Office of Policy, Innovation, and the Future; Jerry Reid, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection; and Dan Burgess, Director of the... Read more
May 1

Sustainable Gardening

Rowen Gorman, Community Agriculture Program Coordinator at Cultivating Community will be teaching us how to create successful gardens this spring in our yards or on our decks using sustainable practices.... Read more
April 24

Coastal Carbon Sequestration

Beverly Johnson, Professor of Geology at Bates College will talk about how we can manage coastal ecosystems, such as salt marshes and seagrass beds, to store carbon and help mitigate the drivers of climate change. And Kristen Puryear of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Natural Areas Program... Read more
April 17

Climate-Friendly Farming

Rick Kersbergen, UMaine Cooperative Extension Professor and sustainable dairy and forage systems expert will teach us about no-till farming and other techniques to sequester carbon and reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.... Read more