ROCKLAND — One of Maine’s leading experts in climate change will moderate a discussion in November about developing “a positive vision” to leverage climate change.

Sponsored by the Georges River Land Trust, “Climate Change and Our Economy: A Positive Vision for Maine in an Era of Rapid Climate Change,” will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Strand Theatre.

Unity College President Dr. Stephen Mulkey will be the moderator.

Georges River Land Trust Executive Director Gail Presley called Mulkey “a champion of sustainability science” who has pivoted the Unity College curriculum to focus on the “what’s next” of environmentalism, sustainability science, and the transdisciplinary approach to ecological problem solving, according to a news release from the college.

Mulkey will moderate a conversation with a panel of Maine ecological leaders who will provide their perspectives on climate change solutions for Maine’s future. Panelists include Natural Resources Council of Maine Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann, Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club Director Glen Brand and ReVision Energy co-founder William Behrens.

“We are pleased to offer an evening of discussion about climate change and how our incredible landscape can be leveraged to make Maine become a major economic player through adaptation,” Presley said in the release.

Tickets for the forum are $20 general admission, $15 for Georges River Land Trust members. Call 594-5166 or visit Students with valid ID will be offered a special $10 ticket price if they call.

Organizers also are working on a limited-availability pre-event reception with the speakers. Check back for information about how to purchase tickets to this exclusive reception.

Bangor Savings Bank is the lead sponsor. The Strand Theatre is a supporting sponsor.

About Unity College

Unity College proudly celebrates its 50th year in 2015. The first institution of higher education in the nation to divest from fossil fuel investments, Unity is committed to educating the next generation of environmental professionals. Sustainability science lies at the heart of its educational mission, with 16 environmentally focused undergraduate majors. For more information, visit

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