Please join us for our annual celebration on Thursday, October 10!
Elizabeth Rush, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, will join us for a day of events culminating in a terrific evening celebrating our work and reflecting on why it is so vital. Adding to the fantastic day is Matthew Miller, Sierra Club staff attorney, who will join us to share his and Sierra Club’s role in the ousting of ex-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Our 2019 Celebration will call attention to the role of advocates and environmental writers in addressing environmental, climate disruption, and environmental justice issues and will celebrate the goals we have achieved here in Maine. Joining us in calling attention to the role environmental writers and environmental science plays is the Colby College Environmental Science Program
. Colby's ES Program has a strong presence in the communities of central Maine and increasingly statewide, and Sierra Club Maine is pleased to be partnering with the ES Program on this event and more activities and events in the future.
4 p.m. -- Panel Discussion on the Role of Writers in Giving Voice to Marginalized Communities
5 p.m. -- Reception and Celebratory Dinner with speaker Matt Miller
7 p.m. -- Lecture with author Elizabeth Rush
Ms. Rush will speak on the role of activism and writing, addressing the pressing issues of climate disruption and environmental justice. In Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
, Rush examined the impact of climate-driven sea level rise on many small communities in Maine and the US—and by extension the world— where coastal marshes and the people living nearby are already losing ground to climate disruption.
Our Celebration occurs at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where Colby students and faculty will join us to hear Ms. Rush and her thoughts on the need for advocacy action.
Earlier in the day, Rush will join Sierra Club and local municipal officials, on a field trip to Sprague Marsh in Phippsburgh. After traveling to Colby College, Rush will moderate a panel of writers in a conversation about the role of writers in giving voice to marginalized communities. The 4 pm panel is open to the public and will be held in the Diamond Building.Living our values
In selecting Colby College as the location for our celebration, Sierra Club Maine committed to minimizing the impact of our travel. Custom Coach and Limo of Gorham will be greening our journey by providing coach travel from South Portland to Colby College, with stops along the way to gather more passengers in Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport, and Topsham. A second coach will travel from Camden with stops between there and Colby College depending on demand. Early registrations will make this plan a success!
Register online, or call our office 207-761-5616 to arrange to pay by check.
We want everyone to take part. To take advantage of a sponsored ticket, please contact our office, 207-761-5616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.YOU
are Sierra Club Maine. Your commitment and energy are what this Celebration is all about.Elizabeth Rush's visit is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council, the Colby College Environmental Science Program, and Revision Energy, and we are grateful for their support.