The Waterford UCC Climate Conversations group, working with the leaders of The Pine Tree Amendment Organization, is exploring ways to inform local citizens about that amendment to the state constitution.

In its latest session, the state legislature introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation to amend the bill of rights of Maine’s constitution.

This climate conversation session, planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, on the lawn behind the Waterford Church at 15 Plummer Hill Road, will be led by Susan Inches and feature a presentation and discussion, “Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change.”

Inches will provide background information and introduce techniques she has developed for effective advocacy. Her talk will be followed by hands-on creative activities that allow participants to apply her insights in support of the Pine Tree Amendment or any other environment or climate-oriented issue of a participant’s choosing.

Masks are required. The rain date is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.

Inches, of Yarmouth, served as deputy director of the Maine State Planning Office focused on the environment. Prior to that she was the director of the Maine Department of Marine Resources.  She teaches advocacy skills throughout Maine, including at Bates and Colby colleges.

For more information, contact Sally Holm, communications coordinator of Waterford Congregational Church, at 617-803-1450 or [email protected].

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