BELFAST — On Monday evening, Feb. 10, Belfast’s Climate Crisis Committee will host its fifth in a series of public meetings to engage in discussion about urgent actions that can and must be taken to tackle climate change at the local level. The topic of this meeting will be Climate Emergency.
This event will be held from 6 until 7:30 p.m., in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library.
The worldwide Climate Emergency Campaign is a resolution that has been joined by 1300 municipalities, representing 25 countries. It commits to taking actions that will drive down fossil fuel emissions with the goal of reaching zero emissions by 2020. Among them are four in Maine – South Portland, Portland, Bar Harbor and Brunswick.
At this event, youth activists from schools in Portland and Bar Harbor will tell how and why they decided to promote support for this resolution. Among them will be College of the Atlantic senior Ania Wright, who has attended the past two UN climate change conferences, in Madrid and in Poland.
“The Climate Crisis Committee is hoping to catalyze greater actions within our city,” said the Committee, in a news release.
It is a joint presentation of the Climate Crisis Committee and Climate Solutions Waldo County.