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Portland Sustainability Series

June 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How Maine is Leading the Charge Against Climate Change
An update from the Governor’s Climate Council

The Maine Climate Council is developing a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help Maine’s people, communities, and industry become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Join Anthony Ronzio and Brian Ambrette from the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future for a status report on the work to date, plans for upcoming work and, importantly, ways for you to get involved in the process over the coming months.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
TIME: 5:30 – 7:00pm
VIRTUAL EVENT: Via Zoom –  click for details

Featured Guest Speakers:

Anthony Ronzio is the Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office on Policy Innovation and the Future, He leads the office’s strategic communications and partnership efforts. Before joining GOPIF, Tony was director of digital strategy at Colby College, where he and his team earned national recognition for digital innovation. Prior to Colby, Tony was an accomplished journalist and senior leader at several prominent Maine news outlets, including serving as executive editor of the Bangor Daily News, editor and publisher of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel in Augusta and Waterville, and editorial page editor of the Sun Journal in Lewiston. Tony is a graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in journalism and history.

Brian Ambrette is a Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. Brian has a decade and a half of community, conservation, and nonprofit experience in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. From 2014-2019, Brian was the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Coastal Resilience Program Manager at the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy in Maryland. He provided rural communities with adaptation and resilience planning assistance through a groundbreaking regional climate collaborative. He also served as a member of the Maryland Climate Change Commission’s Adaptation & Response Working Group.


June 24, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm