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Climate Change in Maine

The Problem, the Response and What All of Us Can Do

September 2020

Climate Change in Maine – View or download our 4-page resource guide

Researchers continue to amass a tidal wave of scientific evidence showing the inextricable links between industrial activities and chaotic weather patterns. It’s getting harder to deny that planet Earth is warming and humans are responsible for it. The clock is ticking and we need to take meaningful action to ensure a healthy and vibrant future for all of us, with a fine point on the next generations of organic farmers, gardeners and consumers.

Though greenhouse gas emissions attributed to Maine’s agricultural sector do not come close to those from transportation, MOFGA contends that organic management practices have an important role to play in mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change.

Three Climate Action Steps For MOFGA Supporters

  1. Maximize local, organic foods in your diet. It’s good for your health, good for the health of the climate and Maine’s environment, and good for the health of our agricultural economy. Find MOFGA-certified organic ingredients here. Try growing your own organic food as well. MOFGA is ready with resources to help you succeed. And, of course, always minimize food waste.
  2. Invite members of the Maine Climate Council to meet with your organization or community. You may submit an invitation to the Climate Council here.
  3. Talk with your elected representatives at the municipal, state and federal levels and let them know that you want bold and swift action to address the climate crisis. They really do want to hear from you. Remember, they’re working for you! Phone calls are much better than email. Call your town office, and your representatives in the Maine Legislature (800-301-3178), and members of our congressional delegation in Washington, DC (202-224-3121).

Helpful Resources On Climate Change

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