Solarize MDI was created by A Climate to Thrive (ACTT), an organization started by Mount Desert Island residents who believe that moving our island towards energy independence will also lead to a thriving economy. ACTT is committed to efforts that build MDI's local economy and make the island a leader in practices and policies that reduce their carbon footprint. ACTT projects, such as Solarize MDI, will create jobs, preserve the beauty of Mount Desert Island and establish MDI as a resource and leader for communities around the world.