Climate Conference Workshops
Robin Alden and Ted Ames. The duo co-founded the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Robin served as Maine Commissioner of Marine Resources and founded Commercial Fisheries News. Ted, PhD, fisherman, recipient of 2005 MacArthur (Genius) Award and Bowdoin 2010 Coastal Studies Scholar.
Talk will provice an overview of climate effects and real world changes in Maine fisheries, scientific and management approaches and opportunities.
Florence Reed, Director of Strategic Growth, Sustainable Harvest International
Reporting on regenerative farming practices that have lifted thousands of families out of poverty and saved tens of thousands of acres of rain forests, and whose by-product is sequestering CO2 rather than emitting it.
Dennis Kiley, Therapist, COA Counselor and Board Member of A Climate to Thrive
Coping with the psychological impact of our awareness of our Climate Change from a Psychological, Ecological and Spiritual perspective. Participants will be helped to understand the roots of the problem, how to heal the pain within.
Dr. Amanda Bertana, University of Maine, a member of the Scholars Strategic Network and an Environmental Sociologist is co-presenting with Laura Rickard, PhD, Assistant Prof. of Risk Communications, University of Maine.
A discussion of effective responses to the apocalyptic climate change reports to which we all are exposed, and changing how a community talks about such issues can produce constructive emotional changes.
Rev. Alice Hildebrand, A former Quaker minister holding a Masters of Divinity. She is a Board Certified Chaplain, and has studied world religions and done in-depth work on Ecology.
To have the willingness to make the necessary changes in our lifestyle to mitigate climate change is our spiritual challenge. Gratitude, humility, generosity, courage, hope and relinquishment - these are our tools to a new self-understanding