Julie Rosenbach is the Sustainability Director for the City of South Portland, Maine. Together with Portland's Sustainability Coordinator, Troy Moon, the two cities are pioneers in collaboration between municipalities in an award-winning joint climate action plan. They have led teams of citizens to create One Climate Future goals. Both cities have banned the use of fertilizers and pesticides, as a way to meet these goals by 2040.
Another way toward becoming a more climate change resilient community is through South Portland's new "100 Resilient Yards" initiative, which just launched in March of 2023. Julie shares her hopes for this creative program, a wonderful example of partnership with 8 collaborators and 4 funders, (including Healthy Babies, Bright Futures).
Julie walks the talk when she says, "Partnerships are everything!"
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