DAMARISCOTTA — “Intergenerational Perspectives on Climate Change” will be the focus of the Inn Along the Way’s Second 2023 summer into fall “Challenging Conversation Circle — Living in Unprecedented Times.”

The event is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Long Barn at the Chapman Farm, 741 Main St.

“Climate change” refers to the increasing changes in the measures of climate over a long period of time — including precipitation, temperature and wind patterns. According to the Pew Research Center, 74% consider climate change to be a serious problem and 77% say that it is harming people now. The impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels, according to a news release from Marianne Pinkham with the IAW Challenging Conversations Committee.

These impacts threaten one’s health by affecting the food one eats, the water one drinks, the air one breathes, and the weather one experiences.

Panelists include John Hagan, president and CEO of Our Climate Common, and Anna Siegel, advocacy director and co-founder, Maine Youth Action, co-authors of an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review “A Baby Boomer and a Gen Zer Walk Into a Climate Action Meeting.”

Joining them will be Audrey Hufnagel, high school student and member of the Lincoln Academy Climate Action Team and Maine Youth for Climate Justice. They will respond, under the guidance of moderator Steve Ward, to the following questions:


• What brought you to this place in your life and what have you discovered?

• What perspectives on climate change do you wish to share today?

• What actions can we take within our community to change the narrative and local outcomes?

Attendees can listen to the panelists’ stories and perspectives on climate change and then share what’s on their mind.

For more information, contact Sherry Flint at 207-751-6261 or sherry@innalongtheway.org.

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