Welcome to All of Belfast: Climate Dialogues (ABCD), a community memory project funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Our goal is to collect, document, share and save Belfast area residents’ observations, perspectives, concerns and hopes about climate change impacts in our region at this critical time. This collection will increase awareness among residents of each others’ experiences, and serve as a benchmark for future reference - and perhaps as a catalyst for taking action now.
To accomplish this, the library will host a series of programs on climate change with follow up sessions with time for reflection and conversation. Participants will be invited to share their climate change observations in words, pictures or video to our digital archive. See below for the schedule of events, how to contribute to this project and a links to informative webpages about climate change, dialogue and what Belfast is doing to respond.
Storm Surge in the Penobscot Bay and River: Observations and Lessons Learned
Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 pm on Zoom
The Belfast Free Library and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition are once again co-sponsoring the upcoming fall and winter series of programs on Zoom. We invite you to attend this presentation with Preston Spicer, PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Maine.
Share Your Story
Calling all Belfast area residents! How is climate change impacting you, your family, and our community?
Concerned about extreme heat days?
Worried about sea level rise?
Afraid of ticks and brown tail moths?
Confused about community solar?
Curious about heat pumps?
Wondering about impacts for farmers, fishermen, foresters, or others?
We invite you to share YOUR concerns, observations, and hopes about the impacts of climate change in our region, and to see what others are saying.
Why Talk About Climate Change?
Climate change requires humans to respond collectively: to create policy, to change practices;
"Individuals, communities, societies act on climate change through communication with others”
Climate Change 101
There is broad agreement in the scientific community that climate change is real, happening now, and that it poses risk to life as we know it. Explore our collection of resources -- from basics to advanced -- to learn more.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS grant number: APP-246100-OLS-20
Read the proposal on the IMLS website scroll down to find Belfast Free Library.