This conversation between former NRCM Executive Director Brownie Carson and Deputy Director Joan Welsh covers their time at NRCM and their transitions from NRCM to the State House. Both left NRCM and headed to the Maine Legislature, Joan served in the Maine House and Brownie is currently in his second term in the Maine Senate. Hear more in our latest podcast.
Protecting Maine's Environment
Urge Army Corps to Hold CMP Corridor Public Hearing
The proposed CMP transmission corridor is a bad deal for Maine, and we need you to contact the Army Corps to urge them to hold a public hearing on the proposed Central Maine Power corridor. Also ask the Army Corps of Engineers to do a full Environmental Impact Statement on the project.
It's Time to Vote!
We have selected the five finalists for NRCM's 14th annual People's Choice Award, and now it's your turn to vote! Learn about each of these extraordinary finalists and their work to protect Maine's air, land, water, wildlife, and sustainability. Then place your vote before noon on Monday, September 9.
In 2019, the Maine Legislature delivered historic wins for clean energy & Maine's environment. Read our hot-off-the-presses 2019 Report Card for Maine's Environment to learn more about important bills passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mills, including a first-in-the-nation bill banning foam food containers; the most significant climate bill ever adopted in Maine; and bills to expand solar & protect more than 400 miles of Maine rivers.
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.