ABCD Newsletter

Belfast tugboats at sunset
“This sunset photo of the tugboats was taken from the Nautilus patio after a big band of thunderstorms narrowly missed us. I feel so fortunate to work in this amazing spot right on the water ~ it is beautiful in all seasons!” Photo by Misty Mallar, July 2019

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?

Emma C. Moesswilde, presenter of "Living With Thin Ice: Past Perspectives on Climate Change in Belfast, Maine"
Emma C. Moesswilde, presenter of "Living With Thin Ice: Past Perspectives on Climate Change in Belfast, Maine"

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."

Detail from Janice Kasper's "Polar Ice"
Detail from Janice Kasper's "Polar Ice"

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!

spring seedlingsBuilding 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!

 

Bahner Farm, Dickey Hill Farm, Daisychain Farm
Shown left to right: Bahner Farm, Dickey Hill Farm, Daisychain Farm

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.

All of Belfast: Climate Dialogues (ABCD) team members
The ABCD team: Sarah Kirn, Misty Mallar, Brenda Harrington

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.

Wishing you a Happy and Hopeful New Year, from the ABCD team and Belfast Free Library!
Mother Nature Holds Her Breath chalk painting
"Mother Nature Holds Her Breath" by Mj Viano Crowe

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."

Belfast Area High School students describing their design and installation of a tidal gauge in Belfast Harbor, Maine in October 2021.
Belfast Area High School students describe their design and installation of a tidal gauge in Belfast Harbor, Maine in October 2021.

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!)

Dr. Cassaundra Rose, senior science analyst and the Maine Climate Council coordinator in the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future.
Dr. Cassaundra Rose, senior science analyst and the Maine Climate Council coordinator in the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future.

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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