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Posted on: September 7, 2021

September 2021 is Climate Change Awareness Month for Nantucket

The Town of Nantucket recognizes that climate change and rising sea levels pose a significant and increasing threat to Nantucket. We are actively working and preparing for the short and long term effects that climate change will have on our island.

September 2021 is Climate Change Awareness Month for Nantucket

  • Whereas the Town of Nantucket recognizes that climate change and rising sea levels pose a significant and increasing threat to Nantucket as outlined in various state and federal scenarios; and”
  • Whereas the Select Board formed the Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee in part to assist with obtaining community feedback on climate change and sea level rise; and
  • Whereas in 2021 the Town of Nantucket is nearing completion of its first coastal resilience plan; and
  • Whereas the Town of Nantucket, through a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant, developed a Resilient Nantucket toolkit for adapting historic resources for sea level rise; and
  • Whereas ACKlimate Nantucket provides a platform for the public-private partnership between the community, organizations, and Town of Nantucket on issues of resilience and sustainability; and
  • Whereas ACKlimate partner organizations are hosting a series of educational events in
    September 2021 that will feature climate change topics; and

Now jointly, the Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee and ACKlimate call upon the SelectBoard to proclaim September 2021 “Climate Change Awareness Month” for the Town of
Nantucket.

“We, the Select Board of the Town of Nantucket in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby officially proclaim the month of September, 2021, is ‘Climate Change Awareness Month’ and do hereby encourage all residents to learn more about the threats of climate change and sea level rise and the planning efforts underway to increase community resilience.”

Visit Community Resilience Planning to learn more about the Town of Nantucket efforts to protect Nantucket from climate change and get involved!

The Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am via Zoom.

 ACKlimate Nantucket's mission is to support innovation and adaptation for the Nantucket community, and share the Nantucket model to help other historic coastal communities in the hopes of creating a more resilient future for all. For event registration links, go to https://www.acklimate.org/events/ Forother information, email info@acklimate.org

Community Resilience Planning Webpage
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