NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim reflects on the legislative session and how Maine’s environment was a big winner! Governor Mills signed bills into law to reduce carbon emissions, support renewable energy, maintain clean waters, and reduce plastic pollution. It’s refreshing to report that we’re moving forward.
Protecting Maine's Environment
Come Work with Us!
Are you looking for a job that will make a difference for Maine's environment? We are currently seeking a Forests & Wildlife Program Director to lead our efforts to protect the natural character of the ecologically, economically, and recreationally important woods and wildlife of Maine. Apply before August 2.
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.
Did you know that 40% of food produced ends up in landfills or left unharvested? Request a copy of our magnet to keep right on your fridge, with helpful tips to help you reduce the amount of food your household wastes each year. Learn the best place to keep your vegetables, your condiments, and other items to keep them fresh and usable.
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.