CLIMATE (IN) ACTION: An Exhibition of the Work of Jill Pelto, Climate Change Artist
Be a part of the community. Be a part of the solution.
You are invited to view CLIMATE (IN) ACTION, an exhibition of the works of Climate Change Artist Jill Pelto, at Engine, located at 163 Main Street in Biddeford. The exhibition will run January 20th to February 10th. There will be an Open House and Interactive Workshop on February 4th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Masks and vaccination cards required.)
About the Climate Emergency Resolution for the City of Biddeford
In October 2020, the City Council passed a Climate Emergency Resolution for the City of Biddeford. The Resolution highlighted the expected environmental effects of a warming planet and ocean, including a rising sea level and more frequent and severe coastal storms, and their projected economic costs, including damage to infrastructure, loss of coastal properties, loss of tourism, reduced fisheries, and negative health effects due to longer, warmer seasons.
Scientific consensus is that the effects of climate change will be irreversible within a short window of 7-15 years, and these effects will continue to worsen with time. The Mayor established the Climate Task Force to create an action plan that focuses on adaptation, mitigation and sustainability strategies that address the real effects of climate change that threaten our coastal community.
The Biddeford City Council formally adopted this Climate Emergency Resolution.
The Biddeford Climate Task Force will continue to develop effective communication strategies regarding:
- Strengthening awareness of the Task Force
- General education and awareness about climate change and its effects
- Recommended Climate Actions the City can consider
The Task Force meets every second and fourth Monday of the month.