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Unity president to lead climate change forum

Mulkey to moderate ‘A Positive Vision for Maine in an Era of Rapid Climate Change’ Nov. 5 in Rockland

Dr. Stephan Mulkey

One of Maine’s leading experts in climate change will moderate a discussion sponsored by the Georges River Land Trust in November.

The featured speaker will be Unity College President Dr. Stephen Mulkey, whom Presley called “a champion of sustainability science” who has pivoted the Unity College curriculum to focus on the “what’s next” of environmentalism, sustainability science, and the transdisciplinary approach to ecological problem solving.

Mulkey will moderate a conversation with a panel of Maine ecological leaders who will provide their perspectives on climate change solutions for Maine’s future. Panelists include Natural Resources Council of Maine Executive Director Lisa Pohlman,  Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club Director Glen Brand, and ReVision Energy co-founder William Behrens.

“We are pleased to offer an evening of discussion about climate change and how our incredible landscape can be leveraged to make Maine become a major economic player through adaptation,” Georges River Land Trust Executive Director Gail Presley said.

Tickets for the forum are $20 general admission, $15 for Georges River Land Trust members, by calling (207) 594-5166. Students with valid ID will be offered a special $10 ticket price if they call.

Organizers are also working on a limited-availability pre-event reception with the speakers. Check back for information about how to purchase tickets to this exclusive reception.

The lead sponsor is Bangor Savings Bank and The Strand Theatre is a supporting sponsor.

“Climate Change and Our Economy: A Positive Vision for Maine in an Era of Rapid Climate Change,” Strand Theatre, Rockland. 6:30- 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5. Tickets $15/$20. Info: http://www.georgesriver.org/event/climate-change-summit/.

Thursday, September 03, 2015