From droughts and extreme heat, to flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, and sea-level rise, we're feeling the impact of the climate crisis as a result of increased pollution. Climate change is an urgent problem and requires an urgent solution. Contact Maine's Congressional delegates to ask them to support a 100% clean economy.
Protecting Maine's Environment
Sign our petition to Maine legislators to urge them to pass an extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging law in 2020. Get involved to help reform recycling today: sign our petition, contact your municipal officials, and learn ways to reduce and reuse materials in your own home.
Take Action: Oppose Proposed CMP Corridor
The proposed CMP corridor is a bad deal for Maine. Please contact Maine's Congressional delegation to ask them to urge the Army Corps of Engineers to do a full Environmental Impact Statement and hold a public hearing on the proposed CMP line.
Apply for an NRCM Middle School Grant
Since 2015, NRCM has awarded small grants to Maine middle school teachers and club leaders for projects that educate and engage students in Maine’s environment and the value of protecting it. Learn more about this program and apply for a grant. Deadline to apply is November 22.
An Interview with Boxy McBoxface, Recycling Reform for Maine Director
Boxy McBoxface comes to NRCM with several years of experience navigating the world of recycling economies. NRCM sat down with Boxy to learn more about how to make recycling more effective, sustainable, and equitable for all Mainers—and what we can do to reform recycling.
Missing: Three Billion Birds, Now It's Time to Act
A recent study found that the U.S. and Canada have lost three billion birds since the 1970s. Jeff Wells, a VP at National Audubon, and NRCM’s Allison Wells share hope and insight, including actions you can take to protect birds, in their newest post.
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.