Our annual in-person climate convergence!
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Thank you to all who joined us in May 2023 for our fourth annual climate convergence! We appreciate everyone who volunteered, sang, shared, cried, connected, listened, presented, tabled, sponsored, and pitched in!
View the full schedule of events here.
Recordings of the convergence are coming soon! Friday’s lineup included workshops and facilitated discussions ranging from addressing climate grief to building an ecology-based economy, and a keynote by Jonathan Fulford, sharing a lifetime’s experience of activism, followed by earth oven pizza at Alan Day Community Garden and live music at Cottage Street. On Saturday, we heard from Dr. Jacquelyn Gill of the UMaine Climate Change Institute. We also had our Youth Voices panel and a panel on rural grassroots successes with Johannah Blackman, Executive Director of A Climate To Thrive, and our own Claire McGlinchey.
Hallmarks of each convergence include workshops, roundtable discussions and presentations, as well as great food, music, art and poetry to energize the urgent work of climate justice. It is designed to be inclusive, interactive, and to celebrate and engage the collective wisdom of all who attend. In this critical moment, as climate change accelerates and biodiversity is increasingly threatened, we also see unprecedented support for building community resilience and fighting for a liveable planet.
If you've never been to one of our convergences before, check out the recordings from previous years. We started with 2020 Vision: Finding Hope in Climate Action, keynoted by Bill McKibben in March 2020. We then moved to 2030 Vision: From Climate Action to Climate Justice, thinking about our climate decade and the work that needs to be done to reach our 2030 emission reduction targets. In 2021, we held a week of virtual events. In 2022, for 2030 Vision: Collective Power for Climate Justice, we gathered outdoors in Norway for a joyous, sunny, and sometimes chilly Earth Day weekend.