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Climate Action Plan Task Force
The Towns of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery and Biddeford, along with Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission have been awarded funding and work is underway to share resources and experiences in developing community specific Climate Action Plans.
Kennebunk’s Task Force, consisting of staff and various stakeholders will serve as the lead for the Climate Action Plan process and plan development. Task Force members will work together with the public engagement consultant to involve the community and garner support, provide input on the selection of adaptation and mitigation measures, develop goals for the Town’s Climate Action Plan and serve as a liaison to Kennebunk’s Select Board throughout this process.
The Town of Kennebunk is unique in many ways, but it shares with the world the detrimental effects of climate change. Climate change is a global problem, but it is being felt on a local level first and with direct consequences. The Town of Kennebunk has been moved to act in response by developing a Climate Action Plan that will chart a course to navigate this complicated issue. This plan will lay out policies and programs to further reduce the community's greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the community's ability to adapt and thrive during these challenging times. Kennebunk will do this by bringing community members and partners together, engaging with the public on how they can make a difference, incorporating existing and future community plans, and working with local, state, federal and international organizations toward a common goal.
This effort will allow the community to budget future funds and access funding through grants to support our climate goals and build our local economy in a sustainable way that improves community health and livability. This plan will be consistent with the State of Maine's priorities and will allow us to do our part to meet state and national emission reduction and resiliency targets. Climate change is happening and will affect us all, but we as a community have the power to come together and minimize the impact in ways that benefit all of us.
Task Force Goals
To reduce carbon emissions while also increasing household and municipal savings, advancing environmental justice, and improving community health.
View Kennebunk's Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories.
|Maggie Bartenhagen||Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Comm. Rep, Chair|
|Chris Osterrieder||Director of Community Development|
|Bryan Laverriere||Director of Public Services|
|Mark Kerr||Conservation Commission Representative|
|Chris MacClinchy||Planning Board Representative|
|Chris Pasciuto||RSU 21 Representative|
|Alison Malmqvist||Community Member|
|Lily Martin||Community Member|
|Lisa Pratt||Select Board Member|