by Sarah Lakeman, NRCM Sustainable Maine Policy Advocate Senator Boyle, Representative Welsh, and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. My name is Sarah Lakeman, I am the Sustainable Maine Policy Advocate for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and I appreciate this opportunity to testify Neither For Nor Against LD 1483. Read More
Sarah Lakeman, Sustainable Maine Project Director
Sarah is a widely respected expert in the field of sustainability. Her testimony at hearings before the Maine Legislature strengthens any proposal relating to solid waste management. A highly sought-after presenter, Sarah also shares her expertise with people around the state who are working to make their community more sustainable by putting into place ordinances that address shopping bags, polystyrene food containers, and other single-use plastics. Before joining NRCM in 2014, Sarah spent several years providing education, training, and technical assistance to communities wanting to encourage people to reduce, reuse, and recycle. She has a bachelor’s degree from UNH in Environmental & Resource Economics and a master’s degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California Santa Barbara, where she specialized in Economics and Politics of the Environment and Water Resources Management. Aside from “talking trash,” she enjoys both hiking up and sliding down mountains, drawing pictures, and bonding with friends and family. She lives in Cumberland with her husband and two young sons.