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

Through sharing her experience at UN Climate Conferences, 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, according to a news release from the university’s Ruth Hallsworth.

Wright, who joined Sierra Club in 2020 as a grassroots organizer, supports the 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.

She 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 at umaine.edu.

To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Hallsworth at 207-581-3196 or hallsworth@maine.edu.



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