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Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Friday, June 23, 2023, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join us to explore efforts underway to adapt to and reduce the threats of climate change!



To reserve your space, please email or call (207) 646-1555 x116.


  • Suggested Donation: $5.00


Mather Auditorium

Most of us are aware of how dangerous the threats of climate change have become. This will be a presentation and discussion of efforts now underway to not merely adapt to sea level rise and other impacts, but to push back. This will include not merely reduction of fossil fuel use, but also carbon dioxide reduction, enhancement of natural carbon sequestration and furtherance of natural and technical means of restoring healthy air and a vibrant natural environment. We will also touch on encouraging signs of affirmative actions taking place on political and business fronts. Our speaker and discussion leader, David Kunhardt, is a trained Climate Reality Leadership Corps mentor, a retired leader of a solar benefit corporation, and a long-time volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby.

This Ted Exford Climate Stewards lecture is supported by Dave & Loretta (Exford) Hoglund.

About the Presenter

David Kunhardt worked to form community development partnerships for over 20 years—in government, non-profit and for-profit settings—from Washington DC to Boston to San Francisco, including a decade as senior VP of Transamerica Realty. In 2007, he began to address climate change, and shifted to the finance of solar energy. In 2020, he retired as a co-founder and CEO of SolEd Benefit Corp., which arranged solar partnerships for schools and cities to save them money as they committed to clean energy.

Since 2013, David has been volunteering for Citizens Climate Lobby, including the Marin County and Portland Maine chapters, and the Maine chapter of the Foundation for Climate Restoration. He is also a trained Climate Reality Leadership Corps presenter. He has presented and discussed climate issues and solutions with middle school, high school, collegiate and social clubs.

He previously served CCL in Marin County, CA as well as the Marin Time to Lead on Climate coalition. In Corte Madera, where he lived from 1996 to 2021, he served as an elected member of the Town Council from 2018 to 2021, and on its Climate Adaptation steering committee. He represented Corte Madera on the Board of Directors of MCE Clean Energy.

David and his family relocated to Scarborough, Maine in the Spring of 2021. He is now on the Board of Directors of the Piper Shores lifecare retirement community, where he has presented to their Sustainability Collaborative, and is the 2023 Chair of the Buildings & Grounds Committee.

His professional bio can be found here:

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