Climate Response

Brooklin Climate Response

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Thank you to Richard Leighton for the beautiful banner photo!

To contact the Brooklin Climate Response Committee, please email Doug Hylan.
On Thursdays, you can also find a representative of our committee, Grace Carrier, in the Town Office. Please stop by!

The Brooklin Climate Response Committee was set up by the Select Board in the Fall of 2022 to help
the Town enroll in the Governor’s Climate Resilience Partnership Program. This program helps Maine towns apply for grants and assistance in addressing climate mitigation and resilience. The BCRC has since moved on to other projects aimed at helping the Town and its residents make energy efficiency improvements that will result in healthier, more comfortable and more economical homes and businesses.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, October 12th, 4:30 – 6:00: Educational Forum at the Friend Memorial Library
This forum’s theme is “Climate Change – Why is our society reacting so slowly?” We will be joined by Karl Schoettle, a former print manufacturer and chair of the Environmental Conservation Board of the Graphic Communication Industry. Karl will discuss the causes of climate change and its relationship to human behavior. We encourage everyone to join – even and especially if you are a climate change skeptic!
Please follow this link for a poster with more information: Forum Poster 10/12.
Thursday, October 19th, 3:30 -- 5:00: BCRC monthly meeting in the Town Office

Our Projects

BCRC Neighbor to Neighbor Home Visits –– Invite members of our committee into your home for a free one-hour consultation on ways to save money and enjoy greater comfort. We’ll ask some questions and check out your home, then prepare a report of our findings. We’ll explain how rebates and tax incentives can help you lower the cost of improvements and put you in touch with installers that will help lower your heating and utility bills. Please contact Grace Carrier if you are interested in signing up!

Educational ForumsWe invite a range of individuals – experts, professionals, community members, and more – to speak to the community on relevant climate subjects. These forums occur on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Friend Memorial Library, and we host special forums when appropriate. Please see “Past Events” for a greater sense of the content of the forums.
Climate Resilience Planning -- BCRC is working to understand the impacts that climate change will bring to our town, and advise our select board, fire department, school and residents on what dangers lie ahead and how they may be reduced.
Drop In to the Friend Memorial Library
 and chat with a member of Brooklin Climate Response on the first Saturday of each month, 10:00 to noon. Join us for a cup of coffee, ask questions and get ideas about how you can save money by improving your energy efficiency.
School Renovation Efficiency Improvements – The BCRC is working to help the Brooklin School Renovation Committee with decisions that will bring our school forward into a future with healthier air, lower costs and improved resilience during extreme weather events.
Lowering Municipal Costs – BCR is working with the Town to update lighting and heating technologies to lower the town’s utility bills and help keep taxes low.

Want to Help?
-- Brooklin Climate Response is looking for one or two new members to help with our various programs. Do you want to help your neighbors and make your town less vulnerable to the coming climate changes? Get in touch with Doug Hylan.

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Global Warming and Hurricanes
Brooklin Climate Response - YouTube
Global Trends in Carbon - As of September 25th, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is 419.77 ppm

Past Events
Thursday, August 10th, 6:30PM -- A Town Hall style forum: Climate Change and Maine’s Coastal Communities.
Our speakers:

    • Paul Andrew Mayewski, Director/Professor of the Climate Change Institute at the University
    • Sam Belknap, Director of Island Institute’s Center for Marine Economy
    • Jack Shapiro, Director of Climate and Clean Energy for the National Resources Council of
  • Find videos of these presentations at: Brooklin Climate Response - YouTube

Tuesday, July 4th, 11AM -- Brooklin Climate Response Committee table at the town green

Monthly meetings in the Town Office
September – September Meeting Agenda

August – August Meeting Minutes
July July Meeting Minutes
June – June Meeting Minutes
May – May Meeting Minutes

Last Updated: September 26, 2023

  Town of Brooklin 23 Bay Road, Brooklin, Maine 04616 207-359-8394

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