[HCCN] Press release- Green Jobs, Energy Use, Changing Climate mtg in Ellsworth 10/24.

Phppwp at aol.com Phppwp at aol.com
Fri Oct 9 14:21:43 EDT 2009


I would appreciate you all sending onto your list serves and  putting 
announcement in the Bangor Daily Weekly and on Radio  Station WERU.
This is embedded and attached
Thank you
Pam Person
Event Coordinator
469-6770
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Community Action Needed to Control Climate Change and Bring Green Jobs to  
Maine 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  - October 8, 2009  
Ellsworth, ME October 8, 2009 -- A  coalition of local Maine citizen groups 
is hosting a public meeting on Saturday,  Oct 24, from 10am -12 noon at the 
Unitarian-Universalist Church in Ellsworth to  discuss Maine's climate, its 
effect on the Maine economy, and the steps citizens  can take to reduce 
energy use and protect Maine's way of  life. 
Speakers will describe what’s  happening to Maine's climate and why we all  
need to take action to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and bring new  
sources of energy and green jobs to Maine both for us individually as well 
as for  our nation and planet. 
George Jacobson, Professor Emeritus  of the University of Maine, Climate 
Change Institute, will begin the  meeting with an overview of the current 
state of climate change in the  US and Maine and its effects on  agricultural 
production, forest growth, and fish and wildlife the  habitats. 
John Kerry, Director of the Maine  Governor's Office of Energy Independence 
and Security, will describe what the  State of Maine is doing to promote 
energy  independence, green jobs, and clean renewable energy for all Maine 
citizens.  Efficiency Maine will tell what incentive  programs are available to 
Maine citizens – lots have been added  recently. 
Steve Crawford, Environmental  Director for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at 
Pleasant Point will talk about why the  Northeast Tribes are working on the 
issue of climate change and energy use.  Brenda Cartwright, from Hancock County 
Towns in Transition will discuss what  this group wants do locally to 
improve energy efficiency and protect citizens  from the effects of climate 
change. 
Pam Person, Member of the Climate  Change Task Force for the League of 
Women Voters, students from the College of  the Atlantic and Ben Hayman from 
RePower  America will explain the importance of citizen action now to create 
jobs, start  the clean energy economy as well as to reduce the threats from 
climate  change. 
This meeting is being hosted by the  Hancock County Towns in Transition, 
League of Women Voters Downeast, RePower  America, Sustainable Ellsworth, the 
Union River Healthy Communities, and the  Adult Religious Education and 
Green Sanctuary Committees of the  Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ellsworth. 
This event is free.The public is welcome  to attend and learn more about 
how to protect the climate, obtain energy  independence, and secure green jobs 
for the state and nation. For more  information, contact Pam Person, 
469-6770. 
Contact: 
Pam Person,  Member 
Climate Change Task Force, League of  Women Voters of the United  States 
Orland, ME 04472 
Phone:  469-6770Email:  _phppwp at aol.com_ (mailto:phppwp at aol.com)            
                
 
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