Our Heritage: KCI Mission Video

The Climate Initiative (TCI), previously known as the Kennebunkport Climate Initiative (KCI), was born out of three impassioned educators deciding to tackle Kennebunkport’s changing climate head-on, by empowering high school and college-aged youth to action by connecting them to their local landscape. This award-winning, project-based curriculum was developed in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Institute, The University of New England, RSU 21, and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and grew into youth-led conversations with policymakers that in turn created real action, mitigation and change.

TCI’s goal is to replicate and expand on this success to catalyze climate action with youth across the U.S. and beyond.

While we are a small town in Maine on the frontline of climate change, we could also be any town in this country…we are all facing futures impacted by climate change. But by bonding together, and inspiring youth voices to action, we can decide what that future looks like.

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