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Talk – From Global to Local: Bringing Climate Justice Goals to Maine

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free
Young climate activistsThe talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine, Orono.
Speaker: Ania Wright, Legislative and Political Specialist, Sierra Club Maine Chapter
Maine has been a standout leader for climate action in recent years, but how does it compare to global action and what is necessary to combat the climate crisis? Through sharing her experience at UN Climate Conferences (COPs), involvement in global climate justice organizations, and more recent work as the Legislative and Political Specialist at the Sierra Club Maine Chapter, Ania Wright will seek to answer what connects global to local efforts, and why paying attention to the bigger picture of climate justice is vital to accomplishing our climate goals in Maine. 
Ania Wright joined Sierra Club in 2020 as a Grassroots Organizer, and now works as the Legislative and Political Specialist. In her position, Ania supports Sierra Club’s Political and Legislative Teams and organizes state lobbying and endorsement work. She also works to engage and support youth in climate justice initiatives, and to further the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the chapter. Ania graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2020, where she majored in Human Ecology with a focus in Environmental Policy and Climate Justice. She has been extensively involved in climate justice activism in the State of Maine as a founding member of the youth-led coalition Maine Youth for Climate Justice, which supports young people in their work for climate action. She also sits on the board of Maine Climate Action NOW, a coalition of grassroots organizations in Maine pushing for just and equitable climate policy. Ania lives in Portland.


February 26
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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