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Online Talk – Maine Can Lead in Fair Planning for Addressing Climate Change: Steps in an Equity Assessment

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Online Talk – Maine Can Lead in Fair Planning for Addressing Climate Change: Steps in an Equity Assessment
Monday, November 9 at 3pm

Sponsor: Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, UMaine

Register at umaine.edu/mitchellcenter for Zoom connection information.

Speakers:
Linda Silka, Mitchell Center, UMaine
Sara Kelemen, School of Food and Agriculture, UMaine

UMaine has important roles to play in helping the state prepare for the effects of climate change. One such role is to analyze the equity and fairness of proposed climate action plans. Linda and Sara will report on their equity assessment work and discuss what they are learning, and ways that UMaine can continue to be involved.

Linda Silka is a social and community psychologist by training, with much of her work focusing on building community-university research partnerships. She has several decades of experience leading partnerships on environmental, economic development, and environmental health issues.

Sara Kelemen is a graduate student at UMaine. She graduated from Reed College with a B.A. in History and Environmental Studies. While at Reed, she worked on the initial stages of the college’s climate action plan, focusing on collecting water, natural gas, and electricity use data.

Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Website:
https://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter

Venue

ME United States