NRCM's podcast has a brand new format! In the latest episode, he speaks with NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim about a study in contrasts. On the one hand, there’s GM’s bold commitment to a clean energy future with a huge announcement to go all electric with their cars and trucks, and on the other, Maine’s largest utility, Central Maine Power, failing in a colossal way in doing its job of helping solar projects connect to the grid.
Protecting Maine's Environment
Stop Filling Maine's Landfills with
Tell Maine legislators to close a loophole in state law that currently allows toxic out-of-state waste to fill up our State-owned landfills. This current practice threatens sites of historical, cultural, and spiritual significance for the Penobscot Nation, neighboring residents, and the Penobscot watershed. It must be stopped.
Take Action to Restore the Kennebec River above Waterville
The 2021 session of the Maine Legislature has begun, and we want to make sure all Mainers have a way to get involved to protect Maine's environment.
Your voice can make a huge difference for passing new laws to protect Maine’s environment and stopping bad proposals from becoming law. Our toolkit provides Maine people with resources and guidelines for how to participate in the legislative process and speak out in support of Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife.
- Learn how to testify online or submit written testimony
- Get tips for writing and delivering effective testimony
- Find contact information for legislators as well as Maine newspapers, where you can submit letters to the editor about bills being discussed
Bird-feeding Tips for a Purpose
The Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday, February 12 and runs through Monday, February 15. It's also National Bird-feeding Month! Learn about feeding wild birds using a variety of feeders and get involved in the GBBC with these tips from NRCM's bird experts Jeff & Allison Wells.
Top 5 Take-Aways from Maine's Latest Waste and Recycling Report
Maine DEP released their annual report on Maine's waste & recycling rates. After reading the report, NRCM Sustainable Maine Director Sarah Nichols shares some facts from the report as well as thoughts about the policies that the Maine Legislature needs to adopt this year in order to put sustainable waste solutions in place.
To limit potential exposure to the Coronavirus, we’ve moved all events online! Visit our events page to find out about upcoming webinars. Did you miss a recent webinar? Visit our YouTube channel to watch recordings of all of our past webinars, at your convenience.
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Urge Maine's Senators to Confirm Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior
Our public lands and wildlife face unprecedented challenges from the effects of climate change and energy development. Rep. Deb Haaland, as Secretary of the Interior, would work to fight those challenges head-on. Please contact Maine's U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King to urge them to confirm her nomination.
Development Pressures Driven by Pandemic Underscore Importance of Smart Planning for Maine's Future
The message from 2020 is that development pressure is heightening in Maine. We must be prepared to manage it in order to protect the very qualities that are so desirable. Mainers and the natural resources upon which we all depend will be better off for it. Learn more in this blog by NRCM Forests & Wildlife Director Melanie Sturm.
Regional Transportation Initiative Will Help Mainers Lead Healthier Lives
Featured: Bright Ideas: Tips for Home Energy Savings
Taking steps to improve energy efficiency in your everyday life can save you money, reduce pollution, add to your comfort, and improve your sense of well-being. Around the house, on the road, and in your community, following these tips can help you become more energy efficient. Download or order our Bright Ideas: Tips for Home Energy Savings brochure 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.
Find hiking trails, beaches, paddles, bike paths, & more with our interactive Explore Maine Map.
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Learn about our Maine Sporting Camp & Guide Service discount program.
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Taking steps to improve energy efficiency in your everyday life can save you money, reduce pollution, add to your comfort, and improve your sense of well-being. Around the house, on the road, and in your community, following these tips can help you become more energy efficient. Request a free brochure today!
Creature Feature: Common Redpoll
Did you know that the Common Redpoll has a pouch in its throat that enables it to store food? Learn why that is so helpful as well as other interesting facts about this Maine animal in our latest Creature Feature written by NRCM member Kristen Lindquist. (Photo on left by Jeff Wells)
Banner photo: View of Flagstaff Lake from Bigelow, by Emmie Theberge