Ania Wright

NORWAY — The Center for an Ecology-Based Economy will host “2030 Vision: From Climate Action to Climate Justice,” a virtual climate convergence to continue to build momentum in western Maine and beyond during this critical climate decade, from Sunday through Thursday, March 14-18.

Building on the 350-person convergence in early 2020, the center is hosting local, state and national organizers online to inspire action and examine how 2020 highlighted the need for climate justice. During “2020 Vision: Finding Hope in Climate Action,” Bill McKibben delivered the keynote to a packed auditorium in late winter. CEBE offered 50 workshops over the course of three days, training organizers, building community, highlighting youth voices, and educating around local and state efforts.

For “2030 Vision: From Climate Action to Climate Justice,” they’ll kick off with a keynote address by Ania Wright, Grassroots Climate Action organizer for Sierra Club Maine. Wright works to engage and support youth in climate justice initiatives, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

A recent graduate from College of the Atlantic, she has been extensively involved in climate justice activism in Maine and has attended international climate summits in support of the Paris Climate Accord. Wright is a founding member of Maine Youth for Climate Justice, which supports young people in their work for climate action. She is also the youth representative to the Maine Climate Council, where she helped develop a Climate Action Plan for Maine.

Wright also sits on the board of Maine Climate Action NOW!, where she is leading an effort to develop a “Climate Justice Crash Course” for youth and adults. Her ongoing efforts, including her address to the last in-person meeting of the Maine Climate Council, have helped center equity and justice in Maine’s climate movement.

On subsequent evenings, CEBE will present an evening of Pecha Kucha presentations, a youth leadership panel, an update on Maine’s legislative session and how to move climate bills forward, and a deep dive into CEBE’s working groups tackling climate justice through the areas of education, direct action, food, energy, transportation and shelter.

Join in the conversation by registering at All events are free and open to the public, and donations are accepted.

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