EDUCATION AND LEARNING

COA Co-Hosts Climate Change and Acadia Roundtable

Posted Sept. 24, 2013, at 11:47 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 4 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: Ken Cline; (207) 801-5719; newsworthy.coa.edu/2013/09/climate-change-and-acadia/

BAR HARBOR, ME – On Thursday, September 26 at 4 pm, COA is co-hosting a roundtable discussion, “Climate Change and Acadia: Impacts, Projections, and Opportunities for Action,” about the impacts of climate change on Acadia National Park, the state of Maine, and the nation, and the benefits President Obama’s climate change action plan will have for Maine people. The discussion will take place in the McCormick Lecture Hall and is free an open to the public.

COA’s Ken Cline, an environmental policy faculty member, will be the moderator and he will be joined by Edward Walworth, M.D. and representative of the Maine Medical Association’s public health committee, and David MacDonald, President and CEO of Friends of Acadia. The roundtable will follow a critical step in the climate change action plan: the Environmental Protection Agency release of the nation’s first-ever carbon emission standards for new power plants. The climate action plan also includes infrastructure improvements to address the effects of climate change, and new investments in clean energy and energy efficiency.

This event is co-sponsored by Maine partner organizations working to support local and federal action to address climate change: Maine Sierra Club, Maine Conservation Alliance, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Environment Maine. For more information, please contact Ken Cline at kcline@coa.edu or (207) 801-5719.

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. A leader in experiential education and environmental stewardship, COA has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to learning—human ecology—that develops the kinds of creative thinkers and doers needed by all sectors of society in addressing the compelling and growing needs of our world. For more, visit www.coa.edu.

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