Communities are empowered when they set visionary goals and rally to achieve those goals. 


Our Vision

A Climate to Thrive seeks to achieve energy independence for Mount Desert Island by 2030. Decentralized, local, renewable energy solutions will reduce pollution, create new businesses, generate year-round jobs that pay a living wage, and bring the community together around the shared goal of preserving our environment.

 A Climate to Thrive is bringing all four MDI towns together and making the island an epicenter of citizen engagement, environmental sustainability, and economic vitality. ACTT is making MDI a model in these respects, showing other communities across Maine, New England, and nationally that these actions simultaneously enhance economic well-being and quality of life. 


A Climate to Thrive is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization.

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
— Robert Swan