Terra Matters    #climatetogether

Terra Matters provides opportunities for people to come together to:

• work on projects that concern them the most around climate change  
• make an impact on climate change locally
• meet people of all ages concerned about the planet
• encourage and inspire one another in this fight
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 Terra Matters Earth Day Weekend Climate Summit, March & Rally


Climate Summit- Hannaford Hall..........8:00-11:10
    
Poster Session.................8:00-8:30

Welcome and overview...............8:30-8:40

Fast Pitch 1- USM..............8:45-8:55

Fast Pitch 2- Scarborough HS................9:00-9:10

Fast Pitch 3- King.................9:15-9:25

Fast Pitch 4- St. Joseph’s College...............9:30-9:40

break/Poster Session...............9:40-10:00

Fast Pitch 5- Friends School.............10:00-10:10

Fast Pitch 6- Kents Hill................10:15-10:25

Fast Pitch 7- Casco Bay HS..................10:30-10:40

Fast Pitch 8- College of the Atlantic...............10:45-10:55

Closing.................11:00-11:10
    
March.................11:15-11:45

Rally at Deering Oaks Park..........11:50-3:00    

Lucia & Siri..............11:50-12:00

Root Bros..........12:00-12:20

Change over.................12:20-12:35

Phoebe.............12:35-12:45

MAMM King Band..............12:50-1:10

Change over.............1:10-1:25

Stela...............1:25-1:35

Ghouls...................1:40-2:00

Change over...............2:00-2:15

Spencer.................2:15-2:25

Flight 317...................2:30-2:50

Lucia & Siri.................2:50-3:00

PRESS RELEASE
A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT, TERRA MATTERS, UNITES STUDENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE STATE WITH ONE COMMON GOAL: TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE LOCALLY AND EMPOWER OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.

PORTLAND, ME | April 2, 2018: Terra Matters’ Climate Summit and Rally includes students ranging from elementary to college level. Saturday morning April 21, 2018 (Earth Day Weekend) environmental clubs from College of the Atlantic, USM, St. Joseph’s College, Casco Bay High School, Kents Hill High School, Scarborough High School, Friends School of Portland, and King Middle School will present their environmental local action projects at a Youth Climate Summit at University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall.  

A Climate Rally will immediately follow in Deering Oaks Park From 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm with speakers and four musical acts, featuring The Root Bros, The Ghouls, Flight 317, and the MAMM King Band. All events are open to the public.
Terra Matters has partnered with The New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, Maine Community Foundation, Sierra Club Maine, Natural Resource Council of Maine, Maine Environmental Education Association, 350 Maine, Project Learning Tree, Maine Audubon and young changemakers around the state.


Timeline
January 11, 2018     Climate and Cookies 
Two representatives and an advisor from school environmental teams and environmental organizations gather at Casco Bay High School to socialize, talk, learn and get inspired!

 January through April  2018     Deep Dive Project Time:  
Teams meet with their partners to dive in, research and work on their projects.

March 12, 2018     Terra Matters March Mingle

5-6:30pm
Maine Audubon 
20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth, ME

The March Mingle will be set up like speed dating, where environmental teams and organizations  share  projects, hear other ideas, ask questions, and of course mingle!


Saturday, April 21, 2018- Earth Day Weekend 
Terra Matters Gathering, Fast Pitch & Poster Sessions
Environmental teams participate in the Fast Pitch Session at the University of Southern Maine Hannaford Hall, followed by a gathering at Deering Oaks with speakers, music, food trucks and environmentalists.


Fast Pitch Session Guidelines:
(8 minutes to present 2 minute Q&A)
• What is the problem?
• How does it connect to climate change?
• How does the problem impact your community?  Maine? The World?
• What is your solution?
• How does your solution impact your community?  Maine? The World?
• What have you done or what are you planning to do to implement your solution in your community? By April 21st, it is possible that teams are still in the “work in progress” phase and that’s ok, just explain what you are going to do.
• How did you come up with that solution?
• What impact would it make if every community implemented your solution?
• How much will it cost to implement your solution locally?
• How will your solution impact people?