Protecting Maine's Environment
Sobering New U.N. Report Validates Climate Science, Economics
U.N. Climate Report is Our Pearl Harbor Moment
Join Us as We Honor Our 2018 Conservation Leadership Award Winners
Wednesday, October 17 in Yarmouth
- Horace (Hoddy) Hildreth (Falmouth) Lifetime Achievement Award
- Sandy and Ole Jaeger (Georgetown)
- Bill Mook (Walpole)
- Robin Robinson (Brunswick) 2018 People’s Choice Award winner
Banner photo by NRCM/J.Monkman
New School Food Recovery Handbook
Just in time for the new school year, NRCM has created the first comprehensive guide for Maine schools that identifies the serious problems with wasting food and offers solutions, explaining step-by-step how to take action, work as a successful team, and involve others in the school. By referring to NRCM’s School Food Recovery Hierarchy Framework and using the “How-to” guides, your school will be well on its way to reducing food waste.
Take Action for Maine's Environment
NRCM and our environmental and public health partners invite you to attend one of four events this fall to learn about the threats we face to Maine's clean air, clean water, land, and wildlife, and how you can best take action to stop rollbacks being proposed at the state and federal levels. Learn more on our events page, and sign up for an event in Biddeford, Auburn, Jefferson, or Falmouth.
Join Us at the CMP Transmission Line Hearing on October 17
Make your voice heard about Central Maine Power's proposal. A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the Public Utilities Commission office at 101 Second Street, Hallowell, Maine. We hope you will join us and speak out at this hearing!
Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile high voltage transmission line from the Quebec-Maine border, through western Maine to Lewiston is a bad deal for Maine. CMP wants to build a transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people and no benefit to our climate!
Add your name in opposition to CMP's proposal.
Postcard from Vienna, Austria in the Year of the Bird
What does the “Cool Forests” conference in Austria have to do with Maine and Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 2018? In their latest Year of the Bird blog, NRCM’s Allison Wells and husband Jeff, lifelong birders, make the connection – and share cool photos, too!
Winter is almost here, and now is a great time to find ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. Let NRCM help! Our brochure, "Bright Ideas: Tips for Home Energy Savings," is full of tips and ideas to help you save energy and save money on your home heating costs. Download or request your copy today!
NRCM is dedicated to making information available on issues facing Maine’s environment and the people who rely upon it. Our publications, including our Maine Environment newsletters, will, we hope, help you better understand the topic of interest and provide you with information that you can use in your own work on behalf of the people, wildlife, and environment of Maine.
Green Tip of the Day
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Bombus affinis Cool Fact: Bumble bee queens hatch in the fall and spend the winter a few inches below the snow. In the shortening days of late August and September, the bumble bees are ever-present in the garden. Deliberate in their flight, they hover and land on the oregano, arugula, butterflyweed,… Continue ReadingRead More