Protecting Maine's Environment
CMP Plans to Bury Proposed Transmission Line Under Kennebec Gorge
Breaking News Response: Mainers Overwhelmingly Oppose CMP Transmission Line
Calling All Middle School Teachers!
NRCM has a grant program that offers funding for Maine middle school classes and clubs to help them create learning experiences that get kids outside and learning about our environment. If you are a middle school teacher or club advisor, learn more about the program and fill out the online application today! Deadline to apply is November 7.
Stop Rollback of the Clean Power Plan
The EPA has a responsibility under the Clean Air Act to protect our families and communities from harmful carbon pollution from power plants–and the Clean Power Plan is our path to doing that. Repealing this plan would threaten the health of our families in order to give a handout to polluting industries. Contact EPA in support of the CPP, which protects our health, limits carbon pollution from power plants, and encourages clean energy development.
NRCM Presents 2018 Conservation Leadership Awards
Each year, the Natural Resources Council of Maine presents our Conservation Leadership Awards to people making a difference for Maine's environment. NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann and Board Vice President Patty Hager presented awards to: Hoddy Hildreth, Sandy and Ole Jaeger, Bill Mook, and Robin Robinson, our 2018 People's Choice Award winner. We also recognized this year's outstanding People's Choice Award finalists.
Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile high voltage transmission line from the Quebec-Maine border, through western Maine to Lewiston is a bad deal for Maine. CMP wants to build a transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people and no benefit to our climate!
Read about a new study that shows that NECEC would do nothing to reduce climate-changing pollution. Then be sure to sign the petition in opposition to CMP's proposal.
Postcard from Vienna, Austria in the Year of the Bird
What does the “Cool Forests” conference in Austria have to do with Maine and Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 2018? In their latest Year of the Bird blog, NRCM’s Allison Wells and husband Jeff, lifelong birders, make the connection – and share cool photos, too!
Winter is almost here, and now is a great time to find ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. Let NRCM help! Our brochure, "Bright Ideas: Tips for Home Energy Savings," is full of tips and ideas to help you save energy and save money on your home heating costs. Download or request your copy 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.
Green Tip of the Day
Has your under-the-sink composter has become a fruit fly haven? Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar into a jar, add a few drops of dish soap, and place near where the flies are congregating. They’ll be attracted to the vinegar, and when they land on the surface, they won’t be able to get back… Continue ReadingRead More
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Bombus affinis Cool Fact: Bumble bee queens hatch in the fall and spend the winter a few inches below the snow. In the shortening days of late August and September, the bumble bees are ever-present in the garden. Deliberate in their flight, they hover and land on the oregano, arugula, butterflyweed,… Continue ReadingRead More