Climate Change: The challenge of our time & an opportunity for Maine to lead the way

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7:30 am to 9:00 am

Colby College

Waterville, ME

The challenge of our time is climate change, and as such it has the power to divide us, paralyze us, and destroy the planet we live on just at the very moment we most need to unite, act and protect what we have. Featured speaker, Alexander (Sandy) K. Buck, Jr., will explore ways to address this challenge that inspire action, protect sensitive habitats that provide us with clean air, land and water, all while benefiting local and regional economies. By working across sectors, sharing successful models, and being creative and innovative, Maine can use it’s unique assets to mitigate and adapt to the inevitable changes global warming will bring us and possibly become a model for the nation to emulate.

Since 1996, Sandy has served as president of the Horizon Foundation, an education- and conservation-oriented family foundation in Portland, Maine, that makes grants in support of sustainable communities, land and water conservation, the arts, history, and leadership development.  He earned an M.A. in teaching history at Stanford University and worked at Pingree School as history department chair and director of admissions; Applewild School, where he chaired the history department and led the upper school, and Shore Country Day School where he taught fifth grade.

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