Zero Waste Committee - Oct 22
Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

Zero Waste Committee - Oct 22

The public is welcome to our Zero Waste Planning Committee meeting. We will be planning our process for advocating for a local plastic bag ban. Here is a link to a folder with info:

Plastic Bag Ban info

Please review the NCRM took kit re: plastic bag ban ordinances - which have passed in 10 Maine towns and cities.  We plan to bring Sarah Lakeman from NCRM to MDI so this meeting will be to pool our thoughts and prepare our questions for her, as well as to plan our strategy in general.

NCRM Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Tool Kit

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Alternate Energy Committee
Oct
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Alternate Energy Committee

  • 11 Shore Road Bass Harbor, ME United States (map)
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The public is welcome to this pot-luck dinner meeting at the home of Kevin and Majorie Buck on 11 Shore Road in Bass Harbor. We'll be having updates and new discussion on larger grid-scale solar site options including the Tremont Landfill, SWH Transfer Station, Ocean House Boat Storage in Manset and more.

We'll also look at the next steps for Tremont School Student Engagement, creating an Energy Analysis Team for the Municipal Energy Benchmarking project, and analyzing town & school energy consumption and supply.
 

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Transportation Committee - Sept 26
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Transportation Committee - Sept 26

The public is welcome to attend our Transportation Committee meetings that focus on enhancing sustainable, low-energy transportation for MDI.  Our agenda will primarily focus on our effort to develop a grant to install charging stations throughout MDI and eastern Maine, brainstorming ideas for a fall campaign to promote our Ride Share and Carpool MDI Facebook page, along with working with Hancock County to install walking trails. We will also have time to continue discussion of EV's and bicycling.

We promote awareness of resources already available, develop new initiatives, and work to change mentalities and behaviors about how we travel. Join us.

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Alternative Energy Committee - Sep 7
Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Alternative Energy Committee - Sep 7

  • 11 Shore Road Bass Harbor, ME United States (map)
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Please join us for a potluck supper meeting. Our agenda includes an update on the impressive results of Solarize MDI; continued work on our new Community Solar Farms site and the grid-scale PV installation of .5 mW or greater capacity on the Tremont landfill; and new collaborations with MDI schools - including a report on our summer internship program.

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Transportation Committee - Aug 31
Aug
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Transportation Committee - Aug 31

The public is welcome to attend our Transportation Committee meetings that focus on enhancing sustainable, low-energy transportation for MDI.  Our agenda will primarily focus on an opportunity to develop a grant to install charging stations throughout MDI and eastern Maine, brainstorming ideas for a fall campaign to promote our Ride Share and Carpool MDI Facebook page, along with working with Hancock County to install walking trails. We will also have time to continue discussion of EV's and bicycling.

We promote awareness of resources already available, develop new initiatives, and work to change mentalities and behaviors about how we travel. Join us.

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Zero Waste Committee - Aug 24
Aug
24
9:00am 9:00am

Zero Waste Committee - Aug 24

The public is welcome to our Zero Waste Planning Committee meeting. We will be planning our process for advocating for a local plastic bag ban. Here is a link to a folder with info:

Plastic Bag Ban info

Please review the NCRM took kit re: plastic bag ban ordinances - which have passed in 10 Maine towns and cities.  We plan to Skype with Sarah Lakeman from NCRM at our Sept meeting, so this meeting will be to pool our thoughts and prepare our questions for her, as well as to plan our strategy in general.

NCRM Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Tool Kit

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Transportation Committee - July 26
Jul
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Transportation Committee - July 26

  • 12 Shannon Road Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)
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The public is welcome to attend  Transportation Committee meetings that focus on enhancing sustainable, low-energy transportation for MDI.  Our agenda will primarily focus on assembling a current list of all the places that have charging stations on the Island (publicly accessible and private), pushing the Ride Share and Carpool MDI Facebook page, along with working with Hancock County to install walking trails. We will also have time to continue discussion of EV's and bicycling.

We promote awareness of resources already available, developing new initiatives, and changing mentalities and behaviors about how we travel. Our projects include growing the island’s electric vehicle infrastructure, reducing the number of gas miles accounted for by year-round residents, creating a robust culture of ride sharing and car pooling, and promoting bike culture, access, and resources.

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Building Efficiency Committee - June 27
Jun
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Building Efficiency Committee - June 27

  • 245 Oak Hill Road Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)
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Our next Building Efficiency meeting will focus on planning for the Weatherize program this Fall, updates on the Energy Benchmarking project and high school internship program. We welcome new people interested in efficiency.  If you will be joining us for the first time, please consider coming 10 minutes early so I can catch you up.

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From The Ashes Film - June 24
Jun
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

From The Ashes Film - June 24

The Sierra Club Environmental Film Series will screen a National Graphics Documentary Film that captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in this current political climate. From Appalachia to the West's Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the "war on coal" to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what's at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film is being introduced by Doreen Stabinsky, Ph.D., professor of Global Environmental Politics at College of the Atlantic. Joe Blotnick, ACTT Coordinator, will share info on how MDI residents are working on a vision of energy independence through clean energy by 2030.

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Zero Waste Committee - June 24
Jun
24
9:30am 9:30am

Zero Waste Committee - June 24

Join us for the next meeting of the Zero Waste Committee with updates on our what the new MDI High School Environmental Group and Bar Harbor Recycling Task Force are doing around recycling and zero waste, and a discussion of a single use Plastic Bag ban, The public is welcome to attend.

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Alternative Energy Committee - June 22
Jun
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Alternative Energy Committee - June 22

  • 7 Pine Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)
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Please join us for a potluck supper meeting. Our agenda includes an update on Solarize MDI in full swing; the need to secure a Community Solar Farm; a grid-scale PV installation of 1 mW or greater capacity; Birch Bay Solar Potential; biogas update; and collaborations with MDI schools - summer internships and ECO team at Emerson School 7th Grade?

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Food Systems Committee - June 14
Jun
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Food Systems Committee - June 14

At the next meeting of the Food Systems Committee we will hear a brief report from the Winter Farmer's Market, Island-Wide Composting, and Educational Initiatives working groups and then spend the bulk of the meeting working on educational projects. We will talk about how to transform an informal research document on the effects of agriculture on climate change into formal educational materials and events.

Anyone is welcome to join! We'd love your input as we plan our next steps.

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Solarize MDI Open House - Jun 14
Jun
14
4:00pm 4:00pm

Solarize MDI Open House - Jun 14

  • 60 Latty Cove Road Seal Cove, ME United States (map)
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Join representatives from ReVision Energy and A Climate to Thrive at the home of Rick and Debby Smith to see solar arrays on their barn and garage and learn more about our Solarize MDI bulk purchasing program aimed at helping home owners save as much as $1,500 or more on already historic low solar prices.

For more information, contact Jennifer at ReVision Energy: 207-589-4171 or jalbee@revisionenergy.com

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Solarize MDI Open House - June 3
Jun
3
3:00pm 3:00pm

Solarize MDI Open House - June 3

  • 9 Thurston Road Bernard, ME, 04612 United States (map)
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Join representatives from ReVision Energy and A Climate to Thrive at Thurston's Lobster Pound to see 12.9 kW of solar electric panels installed on an iconic seafood eatery.  Enjoy some of the freshest seafood Maine has to offer, powered by the sun! Learn more about our Solarize MDI bulk purchasing program aimed at helping home and business owners save as much as $1,500 or more on already historic low solar prices.

For more information, contact Jennifer at ReVision Energy: 207-589-4171 or jalbee@revisionenergy.com

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Transportation Committee - June 1
Jun
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Transportation Committee - June 1

The public is welcome to attend  Transportation Committee meetings that focus on enhancing sustainable, low-energy transportation for MDI.  Our agenda will primarily focus on pushing the Ride Share and Carpool MDI Facebook page, along with working with Hancock County to install walking trails. We will also have time to continue discussion of EV's and bicycling.

We promote awareness of resources already available, developing new initiatives, and changing mentalities and behaviors about how we travel. Our projects include growing the island’s electric vehicle infrastructure, reducing the number of gas miles accounted for by year-round residents, creating a robust culture of ride sharing and car pooling, and promoting bike culture, access, and resources.

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Public Policy Committee - June 1
Jun
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Public Policy Committee - June 1

We work to identify and influence laws, regulations, and policies that positively and negatively impact ACTT’s overall mission and the specific projects of ACTT’s other five committees by informing the public and giving voice to community concerns; collaborating with policymakers, stakeholders, and other organizations; and mobilizing forces to support ACTT’s goals. 

Agenda topics will include solar energy legislation, local recycling practices, single use plastic bag ban ordinances across the state, and more.

Please contact co-chairs Emily Beck (beck.emily@gmail.com) or Ken Colburn (kcolburn@symbioticstrategies.com) for more information.

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Alternative Energy Committee - May 25
May
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Alternative Energy Committee - May 25

  • 7 Pine Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)
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Please join us for a potluck supper meeting. Our agenda includes an update on Solarize MDI in full swing; the need to secure a Community Solar Farm; a grid-scale PV installation of 1 mW or greater capacity; an update on a Solar/Battery alternative to a new backup generator at MDI Hospital and Birch Bay Solar Potential; biogas update; Solar Legislation at the State House; and collaborations with MDI schools - summer internships and ECO team at Emerson School 7th Grade?

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Zero Waste Committee - May 21
May
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Zero Waste Committee - May 21

  • College of the Atlantic, Deering Commons (map)
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Join us for the next meeting of the Zero Waste Committee with updates on our what the new MDI High School Environmental Group and Bar Harbor Recycling Task Force are doing around recycling and zero waste, results of the Acadia Clean-Up Day, Compost Bin Sale and more. The public is welcome to attend.

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Solar Energy 101 - May 19
May
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Solar Energy 101 - May 19

Join representatives from A Climate to Thrive and ReVision Energy to learn more about Solarize MDI, a group discount solar purchasing program for homes and businesses on the island! Ask in-depth questions about solar technology, learn about different solar and heat pump options, and hear about the Solarize MDI program and incentives.

For more information, contact Jennifer at ReVision Energy: 207-589-4171 or jalbee@revisionenergy.com

 

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Food Systems Committee - May 10
May
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Food Systems Committee - May 10

At the next meeting of the Food Systems Committee we will hear a brief report from the Winter Farmer's Market, Island-Wide Composting, and Educational Initiatives working groups and then spend the bulk of the meeting working on educational projects. We will talk about how to transform an informal research document on the effects of agriculture on climate change into formal educational materials and events.

Anyone is welcome to join! We'd love your input as we plan our next steps.

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Solarize MDI Open House - May 10
May
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Solarize MDI Open House - May 10

Come meet with ReVision Energy representatives to see the solar photovoltaic installation at the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Ask questions about going solar with your home or business and learn about Solarize MDI big bulk discounts, tax credits, and financing options. And, sign up for a free solar site visit! 

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Transportation Committee - May 4
May
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Transportation Committee - May 4

At this meeting we will recap the recent successful electric vehicle symposium and look ahead to subsequent projects (ev charging stations, ride sharing Facebook page, etc).

The public is welcome to attend Transportation Committee meetings that focus on enhancing sustainable, low-energy transportation for MDI. We promote awareness of resources already available, developing new initiatives, and changing mentalities and behaviors about how we travel. Our projects include growing the island’s electric vehicle infrastructure, reducing the number of gas miles accounted for by year-round residents, creating a robust culture of ride sharing and car pooling, and promoting bike culture, access, and resources.

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Downeast Climate March - April 29
Apr
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Downeast Climate March - April 29

We are partnering with Indivisible MDI, Friends of Acadia, and College of the Atlantic on this sister event to the DC People's Climate March to be held on the Village Green in Bar Harbor on April 29, 1 - 3 p.m. If you can't make it to D.C. or want to keep your carbon footprint low, join us for this educational event. 

Note: There is another event in Augusta from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. You can also join a bus to go to the D.C. march in Portland.

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Friends of Acadia Roadside Cleanup Day
Apr
29
8:30am 8:30am

Friends of Acadia Roadside Cleanup Day

Join the A Climate to Thrive Zero Waste Roadside Cleanup Team for the 18th annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup, to collect a winter’s worth of trash from roadsides on MDI and Trenton. It’s a great day to take pride in your community, get outside, and celebrate spring, Friends of Acadia style! Sign-Up Here to be part of the ACTT Team.

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Zero Waste Committee - April 23
Apr
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Zero Waste Committee - April 23

Join us for the next meeting of the Zero Waste Committee with updates on our what the new MDI High School Environmental Group and Bar Harbor Recycling Task Force are doing around recycling and zero waste and our plans for the Mt. Desert Clean-Up Week, Acadia Clean-Up Day, Compost Bin Sale and more. The public is welcome to attend.

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ACTT at Earth Day COA
Apr
22
10:00am10:00am

ACTT at Earth Day COA

Come find out about all of the amazing things that A Climate to Thrive, ReVision Energy (our Solarize MDI partner) and many other organizations are doing to protect our planet's life support system. Activities for kids, talks, panels, educational workshops and more! Delicious food and live music. This is a zero waste event. Please bring your re-usable mug, bowl and utensils!

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