Deep Woods: How Climate Change Impacts Forests & How Forests Slow Climate Change with Mark Berry and Nicholas Fisichelli

Virtual Program on Zoom

This is the third and final program in the 2022 Belfast Garden Club Evening Lecture Series co-sponsored by the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues project that has focused on the affects of the Climate Crisis on our farms, gardens and forests. Join Dr. Nicholas Fisichelli, President of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and Mark […]

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

Virtual Program on Zoom

How did Mainers experience climate change in the past? What might this history tell us about the present and future in light of the current climate crisis? This talk recounts the history of climate change and its impacts on Maine’s people and landscapes. Using the example of Belfast and mid-coast Maine, Moesswilde will highlight  how […]

Once They’re Gone, They’re Gone for Good: Indigenous Shell Heaps, Climate Change, and Confronting Heritage Loss through Citizen Science.

Virtual Program on Zoom

Maine is home to roughly 2000 coastal Indigenous archaeological sites known as shell heaps or middens. These sites are rich heritage spaces that preserve a long record of past Indigenous lifeways and environments. In this presentation, Dr. Bonnie Newsom and Dr. Alice Kelley of the University of Maine will discuss these important places highlighting their […]

Belfast’s Climate Action Plan Discussion

Abbott Room

Belfast’s Climate Action Plan draft is ready for community review: The initial draft of Belfast’s Climate Action Plan (5/02/2022) has been created by the Belfast Climate Crisis Committee, and it is ready for your review and feedback! Download the Climate Action Plan draft here and then let us know your thoughts: Climate Action Plan The Belfast […]

“Help Staying Warm This Winter: How to Create an Energy Efficient Home” 

Abbott Room

A presentation by Bridget Gifford from Efficiency Maine Some people would like to be as energy efficient as possible. Others simply wish their home was a little warmer or less drafty in the winter. Most would like to save money by cutting their electricity, heating, and fuel bills, but many don’t know where to start […]

Rain Gardens and Other Water Management Techniques for Your Property

Virtual Program on Zoom

A presentation with  Rebecca Jacobs of the Knox-Lincoln  Soil & Water Conservation District.  Do you have excess water on your property following a rain event? A rain garden could be an effective and attractive solution for helping to direct and infiltrate the runoff or pooling on your property. Learn the ins and outs of properly […]

Sustainable Communities Event at the Belfast Boathouse

Belfast Boathouse

Starting at 1:00 PM we will hear about the City of Belfast Climate Action Plan and takeaways from the  ABCD's Community Climate Dialogues, sponsored by the Belfast Free Library.  Efficiency Maine will provide an overview of opportunities for investments in home heating and energy efficiency solutions. Methods to create sustainable landscapes in your yards and […]

Community Resilience for the Climate Emergency

Abbott Room

The Peace & Social Justice Forum/Waldo County , in coordination with  the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues project of the Belfast Free Library, and the Possibility Alliance,  will host Dr. Peter Kalmus, an award winning author and climate scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in California. He has said that "Global Warming is happening with […]

Introducing the Climate Action Plan for Belfast

Abbott Room

The All of Belfast Climate Dialogues project (ABCD) will host former and current members of Belfast’s Climate Crisis Committee to introduce the Climate Action Plan they wrote for Belfast. Their final plan was submitted to the Belfast City Council on June 4, 2023. Beginning in June of 2022 ABCD hosted four Community Climate Conversations on […]