Join TCI & Partners For Community EN-ROADS Workshop!
Calling on all Local Coordinators and community partners.
The climate crisis is a threat that affects us all. According to studies done by NASA, the Gulf of Maine is warming 99% faster than the rest of the world’s oceans. This shows the urgency and the importance of acting now to help mitigate. Through powerful community partnerships and local action, we can all make a difference to secure a better future for us all.
The Climate Initiative will be participating in a virtual educational EN-ROADS workshop with partnering organizations Maine Energy AmeriCorps Program(MEAP), and Window Dressers. The event will be on October 14th from 5-6 pm EDT virtually on zoom. Register below.
Who are the other Organizations?
Window Dressers brings community volunteers of all economic and social situations together to improve the warmth and comfort of interior spaces, lower heating costs, and reduce carbon dioxide pollution by producing low-cost insulating window inserts that function as custom, interior-mounted storm windows.
Maine Energy AmeriCorps Program
The Maine Energy AmeriCorps Program (MEAP) is focused on environmental stewardship and economic opportunity. MEAP AmeriCorps members serving either full-time (1400 hours), half-time (900 hours), or minimum-time (300 hours) partner with higher education institutions and community organizations across the state of Maine to promote energy efficiency and cost-savings on campuses and in economically disadvantaged households.
What is EN-ROADS?
EN-ROADS is a global climate simulator that predicts how global, economic, energy, and public policy affects the global average temperate rise. The simulator was developed at MIT by two Ph.D. thesis who made it user-friendly for everyday use. The workshop will use it as a tool to demonstrate how many different factors affect global climate and what mitigations can be used to help that.
What is happening at the workshop?
The workshop will bring participants and local leaders together to discuss climate change in a new exciting way. Participants will have the chance to virtually meet people throughout the state of Maine, hear their stories, and work together to build strong relationships that can result in local and state-wide action. The workshop will also highlight Maine-based organizations that are actively working towards climate change mitigation.
Why should you attend the workshop?
The workshop will empower you by showing the great work Window Dressers and partnering organizations are doing in the state of Maine. The workshop will be a great way to wrap up or pump up excitement for local coordinators and Window Dresser volunteers
To attend please register here:
Oct 14, 20215-6 pm EDT