In 2017, Maine Conservation Voters started Coffee & Climate in Belfast to create community conversation about pressing conservation issues and facilitate opportunities for action.

Meetings resume this year with a community discussion about environment and climate issues Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Belfast Co-op, 123 High St.

These bi-weekly get-togethers are facilitated by staff of Maine Conservation Voters and their Climate Action Maine organizing team and fuel local action by  community members who attend.

For example, Belfast high school students have traveled to Washington, D.C., with the organization to talk to Maine’s congressional delegation about proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and are currently planning a local climate-related movie screening and panel discussion.