Sustainability Series: One Climate Future – What We’ve Accomplished & What We’re Planning
5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Portland City Council adopted One Climate Future, a 30 year plan to transition Portland to clean renewable energy while preparing the community to be resilient in the face of inevitable climate impacts. Portland’s Sustainability Director, Troy Moon, will join us to share accomplishments from the past year and share upcoming initiatives designed to achieve the City’s climate and resilience goals.
About the Speaker
Troy Moon is the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Portland. Troy started his career with the City of Portland in January, 1997 in the Department of Public Works working on improvements to the solid waste program. One of his first initiatives was helping to implement the curbside recycling and “pay as you throw” trash collection programs that began in 1999. During his time in Public Works he managed several programs including Solid Waste, Parks and Open Spaces, and Island Services but sustainability was always an important aspect of his work. This included promoting waste reduction and recycling, supporting community gardens, reducing pesticide use on City property, and climate action. Troy worked with interns on the City’s first greenhouse gas inventories in 2001 and 2005, and collaborated with a team of City and School staff to draft the Municipal Climate Action Plan in 2008.
In 2016, Troy moved to the Executive Department and took on the role of Sustainability Coordinator. This has allowed him to focus attention on some high impact projects that advance the sustainability goals established by the City Council — reducing the City’s greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 and running the City on 100% clean energy by 2040. A few recent projects include overseeing the distribution of recycling carts to residents, managing construction of the Ocean Avenue Solar Array, and managing the conversion of the City’s streetlights to LED. He is excited to be co-leading a climate action planning process with his colleague Julie Rosenbach, Sustainability Director in South Portland. Their goal will be to develop a strategy to keep our communities vibrant and livable in the face of rising seas and a changing climate.
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About the Series » Portland’s Sustainability Series
Portland’s Sustainability Series is co-hosted by the Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative. Sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series presents a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please join us as we engage in these important issues and conversations!