Supporting consumers and communities in a just transition with engaging materials that re-frame debates and amplify solutions.
Building Innovative Pathways, Together
Acadia Center is helping to shift public narratives and amplify voices. We build coalitions, challenge industry narratives, and propose real solutions to fight climate change and move us all toward a clean energy economy. Our Public Engagement work is oriented towards three themes:
Reframe and Amplify: making important climate, energy, public health data accessible, framing it in ways that show the impact on people’s lives, and working with many to advocate for change
Partner for Impact: working with partners to identify solutions with the greatest quality of life improvements
Educate and Activate: creating educational materials that can empower everyone who cares about energy, consumer health and the future of their communities to learn key concepts, cut through the jargon, and advocate for the solutions they need.
All Hands On Deck
At Acadia Center we know that finding clean energy solutions is a team effort. Finding innovative pathways forward that allow all residents to benefit from lower emissions means different perspectives must come together to learn, listen and be heard. Oftentimes there are deep-seated assumptions and perceptions that can be changed with simple dialogue and sharing.
We don’t just believe that there must be “more seats at the table.” We believe that the table itself must be reimagined to be inclusive, open-minded, and willing to hear diverse opinions and possibilities.
Acadia Center strives to widen the solutions circle by drawing together people who are concerned about the future of the places where we live and work to help shape solutions that will move us all forward toward a clean energy economy. At briefings, forums, listening sessions webinars, and engaging communications, we will build on the momentum of public support and awareness of the benefits of clean energy: improved health, safer homes and lower greenhouse gases.
The Nexus of Sound, Impactful Research and Analysis
Acadia Center is a leader in preparing climate reports and other detailed analysis of clean energy and transportation solutions that show how states, provinces and the region can advance reforms to reduce emissions, including the first state climate roadmap (Climate Change Roadmap for Connecticut) in 2003; and the first regional climate roadmap (Climate Change Roadmap for New England and Eastern Canada) in 2006. We continue to prepare critical climate pathways reports that have been influential in state and regional action, such as Climate Vision 2020; EnergyVision, and EnergyVision 2030. Since our founding nearly 25 years ago. Acadia Center has produced thought leadership reports, many of which catalyzed groundbreaking legislative action.