Climate Conference Workshops
Dr. Jeffrey Runge is Professor of Oceanography in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, Orono, and senior Research Scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland.
Dr. Runge will focus on the Gulf of Maine as a case study of the impact of changing climate on coastal ocean ecosystems.
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, is a member of the Scholars Strategic Network and an Environmental Sociologist. She will offer a discussion about effective responses to the apocalyptic climate change reports to which we all are exposed; also, looking at changing how a community talks about such issues to produce constructive emotional changes.