Mitchell Center to host talk ‘Bringing Climate Justice Goals to Maine’ on Feb. 26

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk, “From Global to Local: Bringing Climate Justice Goals to Maine on Monday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.

 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.

Wright joined Sierra Club in 2020 as a grassroots organizer, and now works as the Legislative and Political Specialist. Wright 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 of the chapter. Wright was a founding member of the youth-led coalition Maine Youth for Climate Justice. She also sits on the board of Maine Climate Action NOW, a coalition of grassroots organizations pushing for just and equitable climate policy.

All talks in the Mitchell Center’s Sustainability Talks series are free and are offered both remotely via Zoom and in person at 107 Norman Smith Hall on the UMaine campus in Orono.

Registration is required to attend remotely; to register and receive connection information, see the event webpage.

To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth, 207.581.3196 or