Ania Wright '20 speaks at the Bar Harbor Climate Strike rally, which she helped to organize. ...Ania Wright '20 speaks at the Bar Harbor Climate Strike rally, which she helped to organize. As a member of the Maine Climate Council, Wright will be advising Governor Janet Mills on strategies for building sustainability in the state.

The council’s first meeting was timed to coincide with global Climate Action Week and the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit next week. It also falls roughly one week after young people across the country – including attendees of six rallies in Maine – wage a “climate strike” this Friday to call for more action on the climate crisis.

One of the organizers of Bar Harbor’s “climate strike,” Ania Wright, will represent younger generations as a member of the Maine Climate Council.

“I’m really excited,” Wright, a 22-year-old senior at the College of the Atlantic, said this week prior to the formal announcement. “I think it is going to be a great opportunity for me to bring the youth voice to the government level and I want to involve as many young people as possible.”

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