The Future of Transportation in Waldo County ~ January 2023 Newsletter
In this issue: Come attend a Community Climate Conversation on February 9th, about reducing greenhouse gases from transportation in Waldo County. Check out some great resources and actions discussed at our December "Modernizing Our Homes & Buildings" discussion. Mark your calendars for lots of other great events coming up including the Belfast Garden Club's winter lecture series.
Modernizing Our Homes & Buildings ~ November/December 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: You're invited to a Belfast Community Climate Conversation on December 8, to discuss how our community can modernize our homes & buildings for energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases.
Building Resilience for Big Storms and Flooding ~ October 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: You're invited to a Belfast Community Climate Conversation on October 18, to discuss how our community can best handle stormwater flooding & drought.
Community Climate Conversations: Help Belfast Be Resilient to Stormwater Flooding ~ September 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: An invitation to give input on stormwater impacts in Belfast on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 PM [rescheduled from the 11th]; re-cap of electric vehicles at the Harbor Fest; & lots of September events!
Photo Contest Winners & A Moment for Good News ~ August 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: ANNOUNCING the winners of the "Celebrating Belfast ~ Places & Play! All Of Belfast: Climate Dialogues 2022 Photo Contest"; also some good news and resources around climate change.
An Inspiring Night of Community Input to Belfast's Climate Action Plan ~ July 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: Check out the inspiring community input from the June 14 public meeting on Belfast's Climate Action Plan; upcoming events; and LAST CALL for the ABCD Photo Contest (deadline July 15th)! We also reflect on last week's Supreme Court decision limiting the EPA's authority; and share hopeful notes from Maine's June 17 "Communities Leading on Climate" conference.
Celebrating Belfast ~ Places & Play! All of Belfast: Climate Dialogues 2022 Photo Contest ~ June 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: Your input is needed on Belfast's draft Climate Action Plan! Community discussion on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:00 PM in the Abbott Room at the Libary (also available on Zoom). Also announcing the ABCD Photo Contest ~ deadline July 15th. Share your photo of the things you love most about Belfast and our corner of Maine… What activities and places bring you joy and gratitude?
Looking Back to See Ahead ~ May 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: This month, ABCD has 2 programs that examine historic and current climate change here in the Belfast area and in Maine - including a May 10th presentation by Belfastian and doctoral candidate at Georgetown University, Emma Moesswilde (pictured), "Living With Thin Ice: Past Perspectives on Climate Change in Belfast, Maine."
Earth Day, Every Day ~ April 2022 Newsletter
In this Earth Day / Earth Week-themed issue: Check out the series of inspiring events and activities in and around Belfast during Earth Week 2022, and give your input to the Belfast Climate Action Plan!
Building Hope Together ~ March 2022 Newsletter
In this hope-themed issue: Learn about the recent Waldo County Climate Change Symposium, register for our upcoming event "Deep Woods: How Climate Change Impacts Forests & How Forests Slow Climate Change", and give your input to the Belfast Climate Action Plan!
Has Your Livelihood or Business Been Affected by Climate Change? ~ February 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: Summary of our recent farmer panel discussion; upcoming events; new books in the Library's climate change collection; and an invitation to tell us how your business or job is affected by climate change, and how you are adapting.
Climate Hopes & Plans for the New Year ~ January 2022 Newsletter
In this issue: Reflections from the ABCD team; upcoming events including a Waldo County Farmer Panel on January 20th; and how you can get involved with the project, hear what climate concerns your neighbors have, and share your own thoughts and hopes for the coming year.
A Climate-friendly Holiday Season ~ December 2021 Newsletter
In this issue: We are excited to feature offerings from local Belfast businesses who have shared their climate-friendly holiday ideas with ABCD. Enter our holiday book giveaway! Sign up for our Tuesday 11/30 online event with author Sue Inches, “Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change.” We are also putting out a Call for Art for an upcoming spring Library exhibit, "The Art of Re-Climation."
November 2021 Newsletter
In this issue: Climate migrant stories submitted by local Belfast residents on the ABCD website; Belfast leads the planet with local tidal data collection and community planning for sea level rise; upcoming events including an intro to "The Warming Sea" symphony, and "Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change."
(Note that you can watch past events anytime on the Library's YouTube ABCD playlist!)
October 2021 Newsletter
In our first issue: An intro to the ABCD project; a quick survey about your top climate concerns; upcoming events including "Maine Won't Wait: How Maine is Taking Action on Climate Change with Dr. Cassaundra Rose".
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