Protecting Maine's Environment
Track Bills We’re Working on and Take Action
NRCM is following more than 200 bills that could affect Maine's environment this session. Bookmark and visit our Legislative Bill Tracking page to learn more about these pieces of legislation, read NRCM testimony, view latest action, and find out how you can get involved to protect the nature of Maine.
New(s) from NRCM
Have you read NRCM's new weekly series, "News & Noteworthy," launched in April to provide you with a round-up of the environmental news from around Maine? From good news to not so good news, our Director of Media Relations & Advocacy Communications, Colin Durrant, will highlight the stories that Mainers who care about taking action for the environment should be paying attention to.
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Great beer needs clean water, and NRCM is collaborating with breweries throughout the state to protect Maine’s waters through education and advocacy. Hear about the Maine Brewshed Alliance from NRCM's Kristin Jackson and three brewers who are part of the Alliance: Christie Mahaffey (Foundation), Abe Furth (Orono Brewing), and Dan Kleban (Maine Beer Company).
CMP wants to build a 145-mile transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people or our climate! Read the study that shows that it would do nothing to reduce climate-changing pollution.
The Maine Senate voted in support of LD 640, a bill that would require an independent analysis of the climate benefits of the proposed CMP line. The House will vote next. Use the button below to contact your Representative today to urge them to support LD 640.
Clean Water is In Style!
April was Aveda Earth Month, and we again teamed with Maine salons to spread the word about the importance of protecting Maine’s clean, beautiful waters. Thanks to all of the participating Aveda salons, their staffs and owners, and all of you who participated in support of our work to protect Maine's waters.
Do you know how much food the average Maine family of four wastes each year? Do you want to learn ways to reduce your food waste, plastic bag and foam food container use? Download or request a copy of our “Reduce Your Use” brochure for tips about how to lessen your impact on the environment and save money by making simple changes to your daily habits such as grocery shopping, consumer purchases, cutting back on food and other waste such as plastic bags and food containers that take centuries to break down.
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.
A new feature to help you help the planet.
Bright Ideas to "Light"-en Your Impact on the Environment
Download or request a copy of NRCM's Bright Ideas: Tips for Home Energy Savings to learn how to improve energy efficiency at your home, to help you save you money, reduce pollution, add to your comfort, and improve your sense of well-being.
Creature Feature: Harbor Seal
Did you know that the Portland Sea Dogs, a minor league baseball team, are named after the slang term for the harbor seal? And who could forget Maine's most famous harbor seal, Andre, who visited the coast each summer for many years. Learn more about this adorable Maine coast creature.