The next program in the Rockport Conservation Commission’s climate series at the Rockport Public Library will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m. Emma Wendt, a cross-sector strategist with the US Department of Energy, will present a program entitled, “Electrifying the Working Waterfront and Choosing Meaningful Local Climate Action.”
Wendt’s talk will cover options for electrification and reducing carbon pollution in Maine’s working waterfront, as well as guidance for choosing which climate actions matter most — both individually and for our local community in Rockport.
In her position at the US Department of Energy, Wendt focuses on newly created programs for Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas, as well as Clean Energy on Maine Lands. Previously, Emma led the Island Institute’s Clean Energy team, where she guided communities and marine businesses on Maine’s coast and islands in transitioning away from fossil fuels. Wendt holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and an MBA/MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford University.
The climate talk series is part of the Climate Action Grant awarded by the Maine Governor’s Office on Policy, Innovation and the Future (GOPIF) to the Rockport Conservation Commission. The funding assists with a climate vulnerability assessment, a greenhouse gas inventory, and a public outreach campaign. Programs are held on third Wednesdays at the Rockport Library though June. Refreshments provided. For more information about this and upcoming presentations, visit Rockport.lib.me.us.