Maine Climate Table
Working together for climate action in Maine
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Climate Change Communications

CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS

CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH

Working collectively towards a common language, we believe we can make real inroads in educating and engaging people on essential climate issues.

In 2014, the Climate Table commissioned California-based Goodwin, Simon Strategic Research to undertake in depth Maine-based climate change communications research, with a specific focus on the five top priority issues for Maine: energy efficiency, renewable energy, oceans/freshwater, farming and food systems, and dedicated financing for climate action. Our objective was to develop an understanding of how Maine people think and feel about climate change and to discover the most effective ways to talk about climate issues, impacts, and actions with Mainers.

Download the Summary of Messaging Research Findings.

In March 2018, we began exploring the potential to undertake additional Climate Change research in the area of Farming and Food Systems. If you are interested in offering input for this research, please contact using this form.

 
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CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS        

We learned a great deal from the research and we want to share what we learned. In 2017, the Climate Table offered our first Climate Communications Workshops and we will continue these workshops throughout 2018. We will continue to partner with interested organizations from diverse sectors across the state. We have already hosted workshops for communications professionals, members of the fishing industry, scientists, climate funders and built environment professionals. If your organization is  interested in co-hosting a climate change communications workshop with the Climate Table, click here to fill out a short questionnaire.

Based on the learnings from our initial research, we decided to get to work first on the issue of energy efficiency.